- John of York
Studied at Canterbury under Saint Adrian and Saint Theodore. Benedictine monk at Whitby. Bishop of Hexham, England in 687. Metropolitan of York, England in 705. Founded a monastery at Inderawood (later Beverley), which became an important ecclesiastical center. Ordained the Venerable Bede who wrote of him, and recorded miracles worked by him. John always preferred the contemplative life and retired to the Inderawood Abbey in 717. King Henry V’s victory at Agincourt was attributed to the aid of Saint John and Saint John of Bridlington.
- at Harpham, Yorkshire, England
- 7 May 721 at Inderawood Abbey, England of natural causes
- relics in the Beverley cathedral
- his tomb was a popular pilgrimage point for centuries
- “Saint John of Beverley“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 September 2009. Web. 1 December 2015. <>