Book of Saints – Ethelwald – 1 August


ETHELWALD (Saint) Bishop (August 1) (10th century) A great reformer and restorer in England of the monastic life after the Danish devastation. Born at Winchester, he received the Benedictine habit at Glastonbury from Saint Dunstan. Both at Glastonbury and at Abingdon he for a time was Abbot. Made Bishop of Winchester, he replaced its secular Chapter by monks. After a strenuous Episcopate, fruitful in gain of souls, he passed away August 1, A.D. 984, and was succeeded by Saint Elphage, the future martyred Archbishop of Canterbury.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Ethelwald”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 January 2013. Web. 1 December 2015. <>