Saint Justus of Canterbury

statue of Saint Justus of Canterbury, Rochester Cathedral, sculptor unknown; taken in May 2006 by Polylerus; swiped off the Wikipedia web siteMemorial


Benedictine monk. Priest. Missionary to the Anglo-Saxons in 601, sent by Pope Saint Gregory the Great. Worked with Saint Augustine of Canterbury, Saint Paulinus of York, and Saint Lawrence of Canterbury. First bishop of Rochester, England in 604. In 616, the death of King Saint Ethelbert of Kent led to a resurgence of paganism; Justus and Saint Mellitus of Canterbury retreated to Gaul, but in 617 returned and resumed their work. Archbishop of Canterbury in 624.






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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Justus of Canterbury“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2020. Web. 25 September 2021. <>