Celtic St. Brithwold of Sarum, Bishop- 22 January 2017

St. Brithwold of Sarum, Bishop
(Berhtwald, Brihtwald)

A reconstruction of Old Sarum in the 12th century, housed at Salisbury Cathedral

A reconstruction of Old Sarum in the 12th century, housed at Salisbury Cathedral

Memorial

Died 1045. Saint Brithwold was a monk at Glastonbury in Wiltshire who was chosen bishop of Ramsbury in 995, and governed it for 50 years. After his death the see was moved to Old Sarum. His fame comes not from his long episcopate, but from his prophecy and vision concerning the successor to Saint Edward the Confessor (f.d. October 13). He was a great benefactor to Malmesbury and Glastonbury, where he was buried (Benedictines, Coulson, Farmer).

Source: Celtic and Old English Saints – 22 January


  • Celtic and Old English Saints – 22 January . 2017. Celtic and Old English Saints – 22 January . [ONLINE] Available at: http://celticsaints.org/2014/0122a.html. [Accessed 24 January 2017].
  • Image By Deutsch: Modell: John B. Thorp. Foto: Kurt Kastner.English: Model: John B. Thorp. Photo: Kurt Kastner. (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
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