Augustine of Canterbury
- (d. 604/5)Saint, Missionary and Archbishop.Augustine was Prior of St Andrew’s Monastery in Rome. He was sent by Pope Gregory the great to bring the English people back to Christianity. In 597 he landed in Kent where Queen bertha, a princess from Paris, was already a believer. In 601 her husband King ethelbert was baptised and the See of Canterbury was established. Augustine himself was consecrated first Archbishop in Arles, France. He founded a monastery in Canterbury, built the first cathedral and founded a new see in Rochester and another in London. However, he failed to reach agreement with the existing Celtic churches who were unprepared to submit to the discipline of Rome. The surviving letters of Gregory and Augustine are interesting in their reaction to the paganism of the time. The missionaries were advised to take over the non-idolatrous rites and adapt them for use in the Christian festivals. Augustine himself is primarily (but erroneously) remembered as the first bringer of Christianity to England.M. Deanesly, Augustine of Canterbury (1964).
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