Book of Saints – Felix of Dunwich


(Saint) Bishop (March 8) (7th century) Saint Felix, a native of Burgundy, when he was consecrated Bishop, was destined to the work of the Evangelisation of the Anglo-Saxons. Saint Honorius of Canterbury, on the arrival of Saint Felix in England, advised him to betake himself to East Anglia (Norfolk and Suffolk), where the pious King Sigebert was seeking the conversion of his still heathen subjects. There he laboured with such success that at his death (A.D. 646) practically the whole country had become Christian. He was buried at Dunwich in Suffolk, which town, now swallowed up by the sea, he had chosen for his See. Several centimes later his relics were translated to Ramsey Abbey.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Felix of Dunwich”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 April 2013. Web. 15 June 2021. <>