Book of Saints – Erkenwald


ERKENWALD (ERCONWALD) (Saint) (April 30) Bishop (7th century) A Prince of East Anglia who, retiring among the East Saxons, founded out of his patrimony the two famous Abbeys of Chertsey for monks and of Barking for nuns. Consecrated Bishop of London (A.D. 675) by the Archbishop Saint Theodore, he governed that See for eleven years until his death in A.D. 686. His tomb in Old Saint Paul’s was famous for miracles. His Feast is also kept on November 14 Anniversary of the Translation of his Relics to a noble shrine over the High Altar. They disappeared at the change of religion in the sixteenth century.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Erkenwald”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 January 2013. Web. 29 November 2020. <>