Blessed Thomas Atkinson

Memorial

Profile

Studied and was ordained at Rheims, France. Returned to England in 1588 to minister to covert Catholics. He travelled by night, hid by day, and served his flock for decades. Betrayed to the authorities, he was arrested along with the family who was hiding him. Martyred for the crime of priesthood. One of the 85 Martyrs of England, Scotland and Wales.

Born

  • Menthorpe, North Yorkshire, England

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Canonized

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

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Thomas Atkinson“. Saints.SQPN.com. 8 February 2014. Web. 2 September 2014. <>