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'Our Lady & St Thomas of Canterbury'
Harrow on the Hill
A window to commemorate two local Martyrs of the Protestant
The martyrs whom we remember and honour today have all had to choose whether to deny Christ and live, or confess him or die.  The circumstances of their death have often been horrific, their suffering beyond our imagining.  But their vision of an ideal greater than their own self-importance, even existence, continues to inspire us in our own lives, to examine our own commitment to our beliefs.   

Francis and Anthony Page were counted among the thousands persecuted for their religion at the time of the Protestant Reformation.  Therefore they are shown within the circumstances they accepted as the cost of their calling - administering to the faithful in secret, using cleverly constructed hiding places and escape routes, and eventually capture and imprisonment.    

Francis Page who eluded capture for a few years before his final arrest, is depicted emerging from the darkness of his hiding place in the house of Anne Lines, who was herself arrested and hanged at Tyburn.  As a member of the Society of Jesuits, the emblem is apparent at the foot of the red banner.  

Anthony Page of Harrow on the Hill who was martyred at York at only 22 years of age for the treasonable offence of being a priest, prays to the light above and outside the darkness of his prison cell and beyond the dark days of persecution.
Reformation Martyrs stained glass window
Francis Page (Society of Jesuits) who eluded capture for a few years before his final arrest, is depicted emerging from the darkness of his hiding place in the house of Anne Lines, who was herself arrested and hanged at Tyburn. Francis was hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn in 1602 on the 20th April, the same day of the same month as his cousin Anthony who suffered the same death in 1593.
Anthony Page of Harrow on the Hill, (and the cousin of Francis) who was martyred at York in 1593 at only 22 years of age for the treasonable offence of being a priest, prays to the light above and outside the darkness of his prison cell and beyond the dark days of persecution.