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St Richard Of Chichester, also known as St. Richard of Wyke was born in Droitwich 1197, educated at Oxford and before taking up the cloth was chancellor of the diocese of Canterbury. When the archbishop was exciled Richard went with him, returning circa 1242 to the parish priesthood of Charring and Deal. He was elected Bishop of Chichester in 1244, but, Henry III and part of the chapter refused to accept him inspite of his being concecrated so in 1245. For two years, until King Henry was threatened with excommunication, he lived in Tarring and travelled round his diocese on foot. He lived a frugal life and died in 1253. He was initially buried in the Chapel of St Edmund, his patron. He was Canonised in 1262 and was moved to the shrine in 1276. Sadly, under orders from Henry VIII, executed through Cromwell, the shrine was destroyed. The current shrine was re-established in 1930.
He is well known for his prayer:

"Thanks be to you, our Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits which you have given us,
for all the pains and insults which you have borne for us.
Most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
may we know you more clearly,
love you more dearly,
and follow you more nearly,
day by day.

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