Feastday: July 19
One of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. He was born at Dimples, Lancashire, England, the son of a Royalist Catholic. Educated at Valladolid, Spain, and St. Omer's in France. he was ordained in Segovia in 1662. John returned to England after ordination and served as a missionary in Cheshire. He became a tutor at Puddington Hall near Chester until his arrest and martyrdom by hanging at Barrowshill, Boughton. near Chester. Pope Paul VI canonized him in 1970.
St John Plessington College Prayer
At the beginning of the day.
Father; as we begin another day at school,
we ask you to protect and guide us.
We offer you our work and pray that today we will be happy.
Help us to co-operate with each other, and with our teachers,
so that we may grow together as one inspired by the Holy Spirit
and united in our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Saint John Plessington
Pray for us.