Saint Candida of Whitchurch

statue of Saint Wite, date and sculptor unknown; Church of Saint Candida and Holy Cross, Dorset, England; photographed on 23 June 2009 by Michael Day; swiped under license from his Flickr accountAlso known as

  • Gwen
  • Hwitn
  • White
  • Whyte
  • Wite
  • Witt
  • Witta



Martyred by pagan Danes. There is a holy well devoted to her at nearby Morcombe Lake.


  • in Dorset, England
  • relics still exist in their shrine at Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset; believed to be the only relics in a parish church that survived the Protestant Reformation


MLA Citation

  • “Saint Candida of Whitchurch“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 August 2017. Web. 10 April 2021. <>