Book of Saints – Cedd


(Saint) Bishop (June 7) (7th century) The brother of Saint Chad, and himself Bishop of London. After a sojourn in the monastery of Lindisfarne and much mission work in the North of England, Oswy, King of Northumbria, sent him to the East Saxons at the petition of Sigebert, their king, and he may rightly be styled the Apostle of the English metropolis. Like other holy prelates of his time, Saint Cedd retired in his old age to a monastery he had founded at Lestingay in Yorkshire, where he died A.D. 664. He had a special Office in the old English Breviaries, usually on March 2.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Cedd”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 October 2012. Web. 15 June 2021. <>