Saint John of Beverley

statue of Saint John of Beverley; date and artist unknown; Minster, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England; photographed on 10 June 2002 by Graham Hermon; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • John of York



Studied at Canterbury under Saint Adrian and Saint Theodore. Benedictine monk at Whitby. Bishop of Hexham, England in 687. Metropolitan of York, England in 705. Founded a monastery at Inderawood (later Beverley), which became an important ecclesiastical center. Ordained the Venerable Bede who wrote of him, and recorded miracles worked by him. John always preferred the contemplative life and retired to the Inderawood Abbey in 717. King Henry V’s victory at Agincourt was attributed to the aid of Saint John and Saint John of Bridlington.





MLA Citation

  • “Saint John of Beverley“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 June 2020. Web. 13 June 2021. <>