St Colman

(d. 676) bishop of Lindisfarne

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St Hilda

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Abbess of Whitby. Descended from the Northumbrian royal line, in 657 she founded a double monastery at Whitby; it grew in fame and influence. At the Synod of Whitby...

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Synod of Whitby

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The Northumbrian church, which began with Paulinus and Roman Christianity, was revived by Aidan, who introduced Celtic customs from Iona. The most controversial difference,...

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