Cranmer Local History Group
Researching the history of Aslockton, Scarrington and Whatton-in-the-Vale - Established 2001


Articles from the Cranmer Local History Group

St. John of Beverley - Bishop of York
Anon Monday 11th February 2008

John was born at Harpham, Yorkshire, England. He studied under Adrian at St. Theodore's School in Kent, and on his return to his native land, became a monk at Whitby. He was named bishop of Hexham in 687 and then transferred to York as metropolitan in 705, succeeding St. Bosa. John was known for his holiness, his preference for the contemplative life, and his miracles, many of which are recounted in Bede's Ecclesiastical History, the author of which he had ordained. In ill health, John resigned the bishopric of York in 717 and retired to Beverly Abbey, which he had founded, and remained there until his death on May 7. His shrine was for centuries one of the most popular pilgrim centers in England. He was canonized by Pope Benedict IX in 1037. His feast day is May 7.

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Our next meeting
The Episcopal Visitations of Cistercian Nunneries in Lincolnshire
Tuesday 1st May 2018
19:45:00 p.m.
A Talk by Dr. Brian Hodgkinson Local Historian and Researcher.