TL5502 : St Helen's Church, Chipping Ongar

taken 6 years ago, near to Chipping Ongar, Essex, Great Britain

St Helen's Church, Chipping Ongar
St Helen's Church, Chipping Ongar
Thomas Roussel Davids Byles (26 February 1870 15 April 1912) was an English Catholic priest.
Father Byles, originally from Staffordshire, was ordained as a priest in 1902 and assigned to the parish in 1905.
He was on his way to officiate at his brothers wedding in New York aboard RMS Titanic. He famously remained on board as she was sinking after colliding with an iceberg, hearing confessions and giving absolution.
His family installed a door (the one on the left) in his memory at St Helen's Catholic Church. In the corner of a stained-glass window, which is immediately to the right of the small door, on the south side is an inscription asking for people to pray for one of its former priests.
It describes how he "earnestly devoted his last moments to the religious consolation of his fellow passengers".
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 May, 2016   (more nearby)
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Friday, 27 May, 2016
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Suburb, Urban fringe  People, Events 
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Father Thomas Roussel Davids Byles 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5518 0285 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.1763N 0:14.6560E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5516 0285
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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