John Sandys

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John Sandys (1550 or 1555 in Lancashire[1] – 11 August 1586 executed at Gloucester) was an English Roman Catholic priest. He is a Catholic martyr, beatified in 1987.


He studied at the University of Oxford, and Douai College.[1]

He arrived at Reims 4 June 1583, and was ordained priest in the Holy Cross Chapel of Reims Cathedral by the Cardinal Archbishop, Louis de Guise. He was sent on the English mission 2 October 1584.

He was executed at Gloucester for treason in 1586 on order of Queen Elizabeth I.


  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Ven. John Sandys" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.