Book of Saints – Aldate


ALDATE (ELDATE) (Saint) (February 4) (5th century) A Briton who lived in the western counties of England, and who in some legends is styled Bishop of Gloucester. Aldate’s patriotism in stirring up his fellow-countrymen to resist the heathen invaders of the land, coupled with his pious and exemplary life, gained for him local repute as a Saint. Many churches bear his name as their Titular Saint; but reliable details of his life are lacking. His death may safely be assigned to the middle of the fifth century. There is some reason to believe that there were two Saints of this name in the England of the fifth and sixth centuries; but it is impossible to disentangle their legends.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Aldate”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 May 2012. Web. 28 January 2022. <>