Book of Saints – Chad

Saint Chad of MerciaArticle

CHAD (CEADDA) (Saint) Bishop (March 2) (7th century) An Anglo-Saxon, brother of Saint Cedd, Bishop of London. He was educated at Lindisfarne and in Ireland. He governed for some years the monastery of Lestingay in Yorkshire, acquiring thereby a great reputation for ability and for holiness of life. Through a mistake occasioned by the prolonged absence of Saint Wilfrid in France, Saint Chad was consecrated Archbishop of York in his place; but on the Saint’s return passed to the Bishopric of the Mercians, of which he fixed the See at Lichfield. He died two years later in the great pestilence of A.D. 673, leaving an imperishable memory for zeal and devotedness. A portion of his Sacred Belies are venerated in Birmingham Cathedral, which is dedicated to him.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Chad”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 October 2012. Web. 13 June 2021. <>