Saint Theodore of Canterbury

Also known as

  • Theodore of Tarsus
  • Second Founder of Canterbury



Educated in Tarsus, Cilicia (part of modern Turkey). Lived for a while in Athens, Greece. Monk in Rome, Italy. Friend of Saint Adrian of Canterbury who recommended that Pope Saint Vitalian choose Theodore as Archbishop of Canterbury, England in 666. He visited all of England, supporting or re-establishing the Church throughout the country. Theodore promoted education and evangelization, and held the first national Council of Hertford in 672. Worked with Saint Erconwald of London.



  • 690 of natural causes


MLA Citation

  • “Saint Theodore of Canterbury“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 September 2009. Web. 30 November 2015. <>