A list of selected British saints

On this page, you can find a (growing) list of some British saints prior to the tragic undermining of authentic Orthodox Christianity in Britain brought about by the Carolingian Empire (751-843) and the Norman Conquest (1066).

More

Living Tradition: Saints of the British Isles (Orthodox Cumbria)
Bede’s World: Early Christianity in the British Isles (Pravoslavie)
Orthodox England including Traditional-style Akathists etc. to Saints of the West

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St Theodore of Canterbury (+690)

St Theodore of Canterbury (+690)

September

[1 Ecclesiastical New Year]
7 Alcmund of Hexham 781
7 Dunod (Dinooth) 7th century
[8 Nativity of the Theotokos]
9 Beorhthelm (Bert[t]elin, Bartholm, Bertram) of Stafford c. 8th century
11 Deiniol of Bangor 584
[14 Elevation of the Holy Cross]
16 Ninian Apostle to the Picts 8th century
19 Theodore of Canterbury (Theodore of Tarsus) 690 (see posts)
23 Ælfwald King of Northumbria 788
25 Ceolfrid, Abbot of Monkwearmouth-Jarrow 715
30 Honorius of Canterbury 653

October

[1 Protection of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary]
6 Ceollach, Bishop of the Mercians (originally from Ireland) ?7th century
7 Os(g)yth, Abbess and Martyr ?700
8 Ywi (Iwi), disciple of St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne 690
10 Paulinus of York 644 (see posts)
11 Æthelburh, Abbess of Barking (7th century) (see posts)
12 Edwin of Northumbria 632/3
12 Wilfrid of York 709/710 (+April 24)
19 Frithuswith (Friðuswīþ, Frideswide), Abbess 727 (see posts)
20 Acca of Hexham 740/2
21 Tuda of Lindisfarne 664 (see posts)
26 Eata of Hexham 680
26 Cedd 664
31 Begu, nun of Hackness 690

An icon of St Hilda of Whitby (+680)

St Hilda of Whitby (+680)

November

1 Cadfan, Abbot of Tywyn and Bardsey 6th century (see posts)
5 Kea the Hermit 6th century
7 Bega late 9th century
[8 Synaxis of the Angels]
8 Tysilio of Anglesey 640
14 Dubricius of Ergyng (550 or 612)
17 Hilda of Whitby 680 (see posts)
20 Felec or Felix of Cornwall (5th or 6th century)
[21 Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple (Presentation of Mary)]
25 (or Feb 27) Ælfnoth (Alnoth) of Stowe (700)
27 Congar of Congresbury 520
30 Andrew, Apostle [Patron Saint of Scotland] 1st century

December

1 Grwst the Confessor 6th century
3 Lucius of Britain (King) 2nd century
5 Justinian (Stinan/Jestin/Iestin) Hermit of Ramsey [Wales] 6th century
[8 Feast of the Conception of the Most Holy Theotokos]
11 Eanflæd 704
14 Hybald (Higbald/Hibald/Hygbald) Hermit of Lindsey [Lincs] 690
15 Drostan (Drustan/Dustan/Throstan) 7th century (also Jul 11)
[25 Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ]
[26 Synaxis of the Theotokos]
30 Egcwine (also Ecgwin, Egwin and Eegwine) Bishop of Worcester, founder of Evesham Abbey 717

St Benedict Biscop (+690)

St Benedict Biscop (+690)

January

[1 Circumcision of Our Lord Jesus Christ]
[4 Apostles of the Seventy (incl. Aristobulus, see March 16)]

[6 Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ]
8 Pega Anchoress of Mercia, sister of St Guthlac ?714
12 Benedict Biscop 690
13 Mungo/Kentigern/Cyndyern Garthwys 614
17 Mildgyth (Mildgytha/Mildgȳð) Abbess, sister of Mildburh 676
29 Gildas the Wise 570

February

1 Brigit of Kildare 524
[2 Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Purification of Mary)]
3 Werburh (Wærburh/Werburgh/Werburga) Abbess 699
6 Mel (nephew of St Patrick) 488
8 Ælfflæd 713
8 Cuthmann of Steyning 8th century
11 Caedmon (?680)
12 Æthelwold 740
17 Finan of Lindisfarne 661
18 Colmán of Lindisfarne 675
23/4 Boisil of Melrose 664
23 Mildburh (Milburga/Milburgh) Abbess of Wenlock Abbey 715

St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne

St Cuthbert, Holy Wonderworker of Lindisfarne (+687)

March

1 David of Wales [Patron Saint of Wales] ?589
2 Chad of Mercia 672
6 Balthere (Baldred) of Tyninghame 756/7
6 Billfrith the Anchorite (8th century)
6 Kyneburga, Kyneswide and Tibba, Abbesses (7th century)
7 Eosterwine of Wearmouth 686
9 Bosa of York ?705
10 Alcmund of Derby (Martyr) ?800
16 Aristobulus of Britannia 1st century
17 Patrick of Ireland [Patron Saint of Ireland] 5th century (see posts)
20 Cuthbert of Lindisfarne 687 (see posts)
20 Herbert of Derwentwater (687)
22 Darerca of Ireland (sister of Patrick) 5th century
23 Æthelwold the Hermit of Farne 699
[25 Annunciation of the Theotokos]
25 Dúnchad mac Cinn Fáelad, Abbot of Iona 717
26 Govan Hermit of Bosherton [Wales]  586

April

7 Brynach, Abbot of Nevern [Wales] 6th century
11 Guthlac of Crowland 714
23 George [Patron Saint of England] 303
29 Wilfrid the Younger 745/6
30 Earconwald (Ercenwald/Erkenwald) Bishop of London 693

St Bede, monk of Jarrow (+735)

St Bede, monk of Jarrow (+735)

May

1 Asaph 601
1 Buriana, anchoress 6th century
1 Breage (Breaca/Briac) 5th/6th century
3 Æthelwine of Lindsey ?700
6 Eadberht of Lindisfarne 698
7 John of Beverley 721
11 Tudy (Tudi, Tudec, Tudinus, Tegwin, Thetgo) of Landevennec 5th/6th century
20 Sanctain (Isle of Man, Missionary in Cumbria) 6th century
26 Augustine of Canterbury 604
27 Bede Monk of Jarrow 735 (+26 May) (see posts)

June

4 Eadfrith Bishop of Lindisfarne 721
4 Petroc, Abbot of Lanwethinoc ?564
20 Edburga of Bicester (Eadburh) Princess and virgin hermit c. 680
22 Alban of Verulamium, Protomartyr of Britain (late 3rd/early 4th century)
25 Amphibalus of Caerleon 304
26 Brannoc of Braunton (Brannock) 6th century

An icon of St Columba, Enlightener of Scotland (+597)

St Columba, Enlightener of Scotland (+597)

July

1 Aaron and Julius, Martyrs of Caerleon 304
5 Hædde of Winchester 705
5 Modwen(na) of Burton-on-Trent 7th century
6 Seaxburh of Ely Abbess 699
9 Columba (Columcille), Enlightener of Scotland 597
9 Everilda of Everingham (after 635)
13 Mildthryth, Abbess of Minster-In-Thanet 8th century
17 Cynllo (6th century)
20 Arilda the Nun-Martyr of Oldbury 5th century
31 Germanus of Auxerre ?448
31 Joseph of Arimathea 1st century

August

5 Oswald, King of the Northumbrians 642
[6 Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ]
[15 Dormition of the Theotokos]

17 James the Deacon (671/2?) (More)
19 Credan of Evesham 780
20 Oswine of Deira 651
20 Mochta (disciple of St Patrick) 535
25 Æbbe the Elder of Coldingham 683
31 Aidan of Lindisfarne 651 (see posts)

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Many more icons of Western saints from the All Merciful Savior website.

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