- (d. 651)Saint and Missionary.Oswald, King of Northumbria, had asked the monks of Iona to send a missionary to convert his subjects to Christianity. After the failure of the first mission, the task was given to Aidan and he was consecrated Bishop of Lindisfarne in 635. Using the island as his headquarters, he founded a monastery and a school and embarked on a series of missionary visits. Largely through his efforts, the Celtic form of Christianity was established throughout the Kingdom of Northumbria. The work was continued after his death by his successor Oswin and his students Eata, Cedd, chad and wilfrid. Some authorities argue that he was more significant than Augustine of canterbury in bringing the Christian religion to England.Bede, Historia Ecclesiastica [many editions];A.C. Frier, Aidan, the Apostle of the North (1884);J.B. Lightfoot, Leaders in the Northern Church (1913).
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