New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Cedd


(Cedda) (died 664) Abbot, Bishop of the East Saxons, born Northumbria, England; died Lastingham, England. He was educated with his brother Saint Chad (Ceadda) at Lindisfarne under Saint Aidan. He was engaged in missionary work among Middle Angles and the East Saxons. In 654 he was consecrated Bishop of the East Saxons at London. Like Saint Cuthbert he favored the Roman rather than the Celtic Rite. He founded the monastery of Lastingham in Yorkshire and became its first abbot. He died of the pestilence. Feast, 7 January.

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  • “Saint Cedd”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 September 2012. Web. 13 December 2019. <>