Thursday, April 23, 2009

St. Aidan vs St. George

Despite the praise heaped upon St. George by J.John and others, I still maintain that St. Aidan would be a more fitting patron saint for England. Missionary, Northerner, and actually lived here.

Fellow Twitterers have suggested St. Alban, St. Cuthbert and St. Edmund. Any more contenders out there?


  1. For we South Midlanders, can I suggest St Rumwold, or in your part of the world St Edward of Corfe?

  2. I will put in a plea for St Cedd, well known here in Essex. He has the advantage over Aidan of being English born and educated, and came from Northumbria to evangelise what are now the Midlands and East Anglia. The church building he built at Bradwell still survives.