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Winnoc

(d. c. 717)


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(d. c.717),

abbot. He was probably a Welsh monk who founded the Cornish church of St Winnow and later joined the monastery of Sithiu (Saint-Omer) of which Bertin was abbot. He founded the monastery of Wormhout (near Dunkirk), and built a church and hospital there. His zeal in manual work was famous: his supposedly miraculous grinding of corn is recorded in the OE Martyrology. His relics were translated to Bergues-Saint-Winnoc in 899/900. His feast is recorded in most English calendars of the 10th–11th centuries; this is partly due to the strong connection between Canterbury and Saint-Omer. Feast: 6 November; translation, 18 September.

AA.SS. Nov. III (1910), 253–80 and Propylaeum, pp. 500–1; G. H. Doble, The Saints of Cornwall, v (1970), 127–54; B.L.S., xi. 46–7.

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