Saint Thomas a Becket


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Noun1.Saint Thomas a Becket - (Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170Saint Thomas a Becket - (Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
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The Church of Saint Thomas a Becket, Capel, Kent, a redundant Anglican church where Thomas a Becket is said to have preached, will host a music and arts festival displaying Medieval wall paintings, including Cain and Abel and Christ's Entry to Jerusalem.
AS SAINT Thomas a Becket was alive, well and living in deepest Kent when I last backed a winner, I have certain reservations about plunging into the market on who is to be the next Archbish of Canterbury.