The Holy Hand

The church houses the shrine of the Holy Hand of St Edmund Arrowsmith.St Edmund Arrowsmith was martyred at Lancaster in 1628 by being hung, drawn and quartered.

After his death, a hand was preserved and this is now venerated at St Oswald and St Arrowsmith’s Church, a precious relic from the time of the reformation.

On 25th October 1970, St Edmund Arrowsmith was canonised as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.