John Sandys (born in Lancashire between 1550 and 1555;[1] executed at Gloucester, 11 August 1586) was an English Roman Catholic priest. He is a Catholic martyr, beatified in 1987.


He studied at the University of Oxford, and Douai College.[1]

He arrived at Reims 4 June, 1583, and was ordained priest in the Holy Cross Chapel of Reims Cathedral by the Cardinal Archbishop, Louis de Guise. He was sent on the English mission 2 October, 1584.


This article incorporates text from the entry Ven. John Sandys in Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913, a publication now in the public domain.

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