Catholic Encyclopedia – Saint Alnoth


Hermit and martyr; died c.700. We know very little of Saint Alnoth. Neither does he appear to possess any proper day. He is mentioned in Jocelyn’s life of Saint Werburg as a pious neatherd at Weedon who bore with great patience the ill-treatment of the bailiff placed over him, and who afterwards became a hermit in a very lonely spot, where he was eventually murdered by two robbers. On this ground he was honoured as a martyr; and there was some concourse of pilgrims to his tomb at Stow near Bugbrook in Northamptonshire.

MLA Citation

  • Herbert Thurston. “Saint Alnoth”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 February 2014. Web. 22 April 2021. <>