also called: Richard of Wyche
Feast day: April 3rd
When did St. Richard of Chichester live: 1197- 1253
Biography of St. Richard of Chichester:
Richard was born in 1197 in Worcestershire and lost his parents at a young age. Due to the fortune he inherited from his parents, he received an excellent education in Paris and Bologna where he earned a doctorate in law. He became chancellor of the archbishop of Canterbury and was ordained in 1243. A few years later, he was nominated bishop of Chichester after several conflicts between King Henry and Pope Innocent IV. Richard became very popular due to his discipline and his great help for the poor. He died in 1253 in Dover and was canonised in 1262.
Patronage: St. Richard of Chichester is patron saint of coachmen, the diocese of Chichester in Sussex (England)
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Richard of Chichester - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Richard of Chichester is represented as a bishop with miter, books, crosier and chalice at his feet because he once dropped a chalice during a mass, but nothing spilled from it.