Saint Echa, sometimes called Echla and Etha, priest and anchorite, forsook the world to lead the life of a solitary at Crayk, a parish belonging to the diocese of Durham, though situated in the heart of Yorkshire, and not far from the city of York. He was greatly venerated for his sanctity, and had from God a singular gift of prophecy. It is not known when he received the priesthood, or on what day he died; but his happy passage to a better life took place at Crayk in the year 677.
- Father Richard Stanton. “Saint Echa, or Etha, Confessor, 677”. , 1887. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 April 2015. Web. 24 February 2017. <>