Cheshire House is named after Group Captain Sir Leonard Cheshire, VC, OM, DSO, DFC, who was a bomber pilot and observer of the atomic attack on Nagasaki.
After his most distinguished war record, he turned his attention to the needy, founding 270 homes for the orphaned and handicapped.
Chosen as a patron of a House for his examples as a layman, a leader in the service of others and an outstanding Christian in the world, he was made A “Life Peer“ in the 1991 Queen's Honour List. He died on 31 July, 1992 (Saint Ignatius' Day) aged 74.
St. Peter Claver, SJ
26 June 1580 - 8 September 1654
Feast Day - 9 September
O God, who made Saint Peter Claver
a slave of slaves and strengthened him
with wonderful charity and patience
as he came to their help, grant,
through his intercession, that,
seeking the things of Jesus Christ,
we may love our neighbour
in deeds and in truth.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns
with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
(from The Roman Missal)