Richard of Chichester

Bishop of Chichester, Saint

Richard of Chichester (c. 11973 April 1253), also known as Richard de Wych, is a saint (canonized 1262) who was Bishop of Chichester.

Statue of Saint Richard at Chichester Cathedral


  • [When he saw animals being conveyed to his kitchen] Poor little innocent creatures, if you were reasoning beings and could speak, how you would curse us! For we are the cause of your death, and what have you done to deserve it?
    • Quoted in Alban Butler, Lives of the Saints, vol. II: April, May, June, Burns & Oates, 1956, p. 24.

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