The Tower of London, St Thomas More, and the Martyred Bishops of Rochester
On the 19th January 2004, Bishop Richard Chartres, the Anglican Bishop of
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The following year, on the 4th November 2005, Bishop Chartres returned to the Chapel Royal of St Peter-ad-Vincula in the Tower to remember Bishop Nicholas Ridley, Fisher's successor, who came to be a martyr himself under Queen Mary I. Ridley had gone on to be Bishop of London and so Dr Chartres spoke as his present day successor. Also giving an address was Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, Ridley's successor as Anglican Bishop of Rochester.
In 2003 a conference in Bruges commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the
death of Paul Couturier who had re-founded the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 70 years earlier. Dr Kevin Eastell reflected on how St Thomas More's passion in the 16th century had been to overcome religious strife and to preserve and build the Church's unity.
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- Address by Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali at the Commemoration of Bishop Nicholas Ridley (in preparation)