John of Dalderby, whilst holding the Chancellorship of the Cathedral of Lincoln, a dignity in which he obtained a wide repute as a teacher, learned, prudent, and eloquent, was elected Bishop and consecrated on 12 June 1300. His time and care were wholly devoted to the duties of his pastoral office and the administration of his extensive diocese. Given to habits of contemplation and works of penance, he was specially zealous in preaching the Word of God, and he was ever open-handed and liberal towards the clergy and the poor. In view of his many miracles after death, the King, the Bishops, and people earnestly and repeatedly petitioned the Holy See for his canonization. Though these petitions remained without effect, the popular cultus at his tomb was maintained up to the time of the schism, when his shrine of pure silver in the great south transept of Lincoln Cathedral was taken away on pretext of “idolatry and superstition”.
- Father Richard Stanton. “John of Dalderby, Bishop, 12 January 1320”. , 1887. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 April 2015. Web. 28 April 2017. <>