Menology of England and Wales – Athelm, Bishop, 923


Athelm, the paternal uncle of Saint Dunstan, is said to have been among the few who, in the evil days of the Danish wars, kept up at Glastonbury the tradition of the monastic state. On the foundation of the See of Wells he was consecrated its first Bishop, and in the year 914 he was translated to the See of Canterbury. Though it would seem that he was honoured with no public or liturgical cultus, the name of “Saint Athelm” is found in the list of the Corpora Sancta resting in Canterbury Cathedral.

MLA Citation

  • Father Richard Stanton. “Athelm, Bishop, 923”. Menology of England and Wales, 1887. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 April 2015. Web. 20 January 2019. <>