About St John Fisher

St John Fisher
St John Fisher1469-1535
John Fisher was born in Beverley in Yorkshire in 1469. He went to study at Cambridge University and obtained a number of degrees. John Fisher became a priest in 1491. His brilliant mind ensured that he rose quickly in the Church, and he eventually became Bishop of Rochester in 1504 and also became Chancellor of Cambridge University.

John Fisher became the confessor and chaplain to Lady Margaret Beaufort, the mother of Henry VIII. Problems arose when King Henry VIII wanted to get divorced and John Fisher was against this as it went against the Church’s teaching.

John Fisher was executed by Henry VIII for refusing to accept the King as the head of the Church in England and maintaining that the Pope is the head of the Church.

His Yorkshire roots ensured a plain-speaking loyalty to the truth that led to his martyrdom. He remains the only British cardinal to be martyred and the only bishop in England who held out against Henry VIII until the very end.

He was made a saint because of his Martyrdom and his feast day is celebrated on the 22nd June.

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2405, 2019

Climb for charity

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Y11 GCSE Half-Term Revision

Tuesday: 28/05 Dance: 10am - 2pm with Mrs Jackson English 9.30am - 11.30am with Mr Stuchberry and Mr Burke Wednesday - 29/05 Geography: 10am - 1pm with Mr Hynes English: 1pm - 3pm with Mrs Stanton Friday - 31/05 History: 11am - 2pm with Miss Bate and Mrs Dibben The [...]

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Cheerleading champions!

Four girls from St John Fisher were part of the Vipers Cheerleading Team who attended the UKCA Cheerleading Spring Championships at Manchester - and won! Well done to all involved.

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Race for Life

St John Fisher's generous community spirit has helped to raise £562.58 for Cancer Research UK. More than 800 students took part in our one mile Race for Life yesterday, some doing it in memory of loved ones, others raising funds because their family has been affected by cancer. Well done [...]