Blessed Hugh Faringdon

[Saint Hugh stained glass window]
Also known as

  • Hugh Cook
  • Hugh Farrington

Memorial

Profile

Abbot in Reading, England in 1520. Royal chaplain, member of Parliament, and close friend of King Henry VIII. When Henry split with Rome and ordered the dissolution of religious houses, Hugh refused to surrender his abbey. He was convicted of treason, and martyred.

Born

  • in Faringdon, Berkshire, England as Hugh Cook

Died

Beatified

Canonized

  • if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Hugh, contact
       Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
       39 Eccleston Square
       London SW1V 1BX, UNITED KINGDOM

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Hugh Faringdon“. Saints.SQPN.com. 14 November 2013. Web. 24 April 2014. <>