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St. Honorius
(Died AD 653)

Archbishop of Canterbury
Died: 30th September AD 653


A Roman by birth, Honorius may possibly have been of those chosen by Gregory the Great for the original evangelization of England, though a member of the second party of missionaries, sent in AD 601, seems likely. At Lincoln, in AD 627, he was consecrated, by Paulinus, to the See of Canterbury. When Paulinus, after the death of Edwin, fled before the storm which broke over the Church in Northumbria, he was received by Honorius and appointed to the Bishopric of Rochester.

Honorius consolidated the work of converting the English by sending forth St. Felix, the Burgundian, to Dunwich and, probably, consecrating him as the first Bishop of East Anglia. Honorius died in AD 653.

Edited from G.M. Bevan's "Portraits of the Archbishops of Canterbury" (1908).

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