saints January – February

This list is compiled from a number of sources; there isn’t (to my knowledge) a single comprehensive (never mind authorised) Orthodox calendar of early British saints. My main sources are:
  • the calendar published by the York Orthodox Christian Community of St Constantine the Great
  • the calendar published by Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Baltimore
  • Fr Andrew Phillips’ very rich but dismally unnavigable orthodoxengland – links to each month’s list are on the British saints research page.

I also pull in early western saints from ABC Dunbar’s Dictionary of Holy Women and Claude Lopez-Ginisty’s wonderful resource Acathistes et offices orthodoxes. This list of sources will doubtless grow…

The idea is to gather the year’s early western and especially British (which is a slightly inaccurate but succinct way of saying ‘of these islands’ and including Ireland, Scotland, Man, the Channel Islands, Wales, England, and indeed sometimes Continental saints, especially those who originated or are also venerated in Britain) saints here and gradually link to the posts about them. I post according to the Julian calendar, so post dates and feast days will not be the same.


1 January St. Maelrhys of the Isle of Bardsey (6th C). SS. Elvan and Mydwyn, missionaries of Britain (2nd C). St. Beoc, abbot of Lough Derg (5th C). St. Connat (Comnatan), abbess of Kildare (590). St. Cuan (Mochua, Moncan) (6th C). St. Fanchea (Garbh), abbess of Rossory (585).

2 January St. Seiriol (6th C).

3 January St. Hywyn, companion of St. Cadman in Cornwall. (6th C). St. Finlay (6th C). St. Fintan (6th C). SS Fugatos and Damian (2nd C). St. Wenog.

4 January St Rumon of Tavistock. St Pharaildis of Ghent.

5 January St. Ruman of Ireland (5th C). St Cera or Kiara, abbess (7th C ). St Talida (5th c)

6 January St Edeyrn (6th C). St. Eigrad (6th C). St. Merinus (Merryn) (6th C). St. Diman (658). St. Schotin (6th C). St. Peter, abbot of Canterbury (ca. 607).

7 January St. Brannock of Braunton (6th C). St. Cedd of Lastingham, bishop of the East Saxons (664) [troparion only]. St. Cronan Beg, bishop of Aendrum (7th C). St. Kentigerna, mother of St Foellan (734).

8 January St. Ergnad of Ulster (5th C). St. Albert of Cashel (7th C). St. Pega, anchoress in Northamptonshire (ca. 719). St Athelhelm, 20th archbishop of Canterbury (923). St. Wulsin, bishop of Sherborne (1002). St Gudula (late 7th – early 8th century).

9 January St. Adrian of Canterbury, abbot and scholar (710). St. Berhtwald, 8th archbishop of Canterbury (731). St. Foellan of Strathfillan (8th C).

10 January St. Dermot (Diarmaid), abbot of Innis-Clotran (6th C). St. Thomian, archbishop of Armagh (ca. 660). St. Sethrid of East Anglia, abbess in France (7th C).

11 January SS. Eithne and Fidelma, daughters of King Laoghaire (433). St. Beandan, abbot (5th C).

12 January St. Benedict Biscop, 1st abbot of Wearmouth, scholar (690).

13 January St. Kentigern (Mungo), 1st bishop of Glasgow and Strathclyde (603). St. Erbin of Cornwall (6th C). St. Elian (6th C).

15 January St. Ita of Killeedy, nun (570). St. Teath of Wales, daughter of King Brychan (6th C). St. Lleudadd, abbot of Bardsey (6th C). St. Sawl, father of St Asaph (6th C). St. Ceolwulf, King of Northumbria & monk (764). Hieromartyr Blaithmaic, Abbot of Iona (823).

16 January St Fursey of Burgh Castle, Enlightener of East Anglia (650). St. Dunchaid O’Braoin, abbot of Clonmacnoise (988).

17 January St. Nennius, disciple of St. Ninian (6th C). St. Mildgyth of Lyminge, virgin (676).

18 January St. Deicola of Bangor (6th C). St. Wilfrid (Ulfrid), missionary and martyr in Sweden (1028).

19 January St Branwalader (Breward) bishop of Jersey (6th C). St. Nathalan, bishop of Tullicht (ca. 678).

20 January St. Fechin, abbot of Fobhar (664). St. Molagga (Laicin) disciple of St. David and abbot of Fermoy (664).

21 January St. Brigid of Kilbride (6th C). St. Wynnin, bishop and abbot of Holywood (6th C). St. Lawdog of Wales (6th C). St. Maccallin, hermit and abbot (978).

22 January St Brihtwald of Ramsbury (1045). [St Wendreda of March.]

23 January St. Colman of Lismore (ca. 702). Holy Martyr Maimbod (ca. 880).

24 January St Guasacht, bishop of Granard (5th C). St. Cadoc of Wales (588).

25 January St. Eochod, apostle of the Picts of Galloway (597). St. Dwynwen of Wales (460). St. Sigebert, King of the East Angles and Martyr (635). St. Thordgyth of Barking, nun (700).

26 January St Conan, bishop of Sodor and Man (648).

27 January St. Natalis of Ulster (6th C).

28 January Holy Pilgrim-Martyrs Brigid (Britta) and Maura (4th C). St. Cannera of Bantry (530). St. Glastian of Kiunglassie (830). St. John the Wise of Malmesbury, monk (8th C). St Ephraim the Syrian.

29 January St. Gildas the Wise, abbot of Llanilltud and Brittany (ca. 570). St. Blath (Flora) of Kildare (523). St. Dallan Forgaill, martyr (598). St. Voloc, bishop in Scotland (ca. 724). Venerable Sulpicius Severus, disciple of St. Martin of Tours (406).

30 January St. Tudy, virgin, daughter of King Brychan of Brecknock (5th C). St. Bathild, Queen of France (680). St. Amnichad, hermit (1043).

31 January St. Aidan (Maedoc), bishop of Ferns (626). St. Melangell, virgin-recluse of Montgomeryshire (6th C). St .Adamnan of Coldingham, monk (680). St. Wilgils, Hermit of the Humber (7th C). Holy Martyr Eusebius the Scot (884).

1 February St. Brigid, abbess of Kildare (ca. 525). St. Seiriol, abbot of Penmon (Anglesey) and Ynys Seiriol (Puffin Island) (6th C). St. Euny of Western Cornwall (6th C). St. Crewenna, missionary in Cornwall (5th C). St. Jarlath, bishop of Armagh (ca. 480). St. Cinnia, Princess of Ulster (5th C). St. Darlugdach, second abbess of Kildare (ca. 524).

2 February St. Ronan, bishop of the Isle of Man (6th C). St. Columbanus the Hermit (959). St. Feock of Cornwall.

3 February St. Caellainn of Roscommon (6th C). Holy Martyr Ia (Ives) of Cornwall (450). St. Laurence, 2nd archbishop of Canterbury (619). St. Werburgh of Chester, abbess of Hanbury (700). St. Werburgh, abbess of Bardney (ca. 785).

4 February St. Aldate of Gloucester, hieromartyr (577). St. Modan of Dunbarton, hermit (6th C). St. Liephard, hieromartyr and companion to King Cadwall (690).

5 February Holy Martyr Indract of Glastonbury (ca. 710).

6 February SS. Mael, and Mun, bishops and nephews of St. Patrick (ca. 488).

7 February Holy Martyr Augulus (Aule) of London (303). St. Richard of the West Saxons (720).

8 February St. Kegwe of Monmouthshire (6th C). St. Oncho of Clonmore, poet and pilgrim (600). St. Cuthman of Steyning, hermit (8th C). St. Elfleda, abbess of Whitby (714).

9 February St. Teilo, bishop of Llandaff and Llandeilo Fawr (6th C). St. Eingan, hermit at Llanengan (6th C).

10 February St. Merewenna, abbess of Romsey (10th C). St. Trumwin, bishop of Abercorn (ca. 704).

11 February St. Caedmon of Whitby, monk and hymnographer (ca. 680). St. Gobnait, abbess of Ballyrourney, Cork (5th C).

12 February St. Ethelwold, monk and bishop of Lindisfarne (740).

13 February St. Modomnoc, bishop of Ossory (550). St. Huna of Ely, priest and hermit (690). St. Dyfnog of Clwyd (7th C). St. Ermenhild, abbess of Ely (ca. 700).

14 February St. Conran, bishop of the Orkney Islands.

15 February St. Berach of Connaught (5th C). St. Dochow (473). St. Farannan of Allernan (590). St. Oswy, King of Northumbria (670). St. Sigfrid of Glastonbury, Apostle of Sweden (ca. 1045).

17 February St. Fintan, abbot of Clonenagh (603). St. Loman, first bishop of Trim (4th C). St. Fortchern, second bishop of Trim (5th C). St. Finan, bishop of Lindisfarne (661).

18 February St. Colman, bishop of Lindisfarne (676). St. Ethelina of Gloucestershire.

19 February St. Odran the Martyr (452).

20 February St. Bolcan, bishop of Derkan (480). St. Colgan, abbot of Clonmacnoise (ca. 796).

21 February St. Erkengota, Princess of Kent (660).

22 February St. Elwin (Elwyn) the Martyr, Missionary to Cornwall (5th C).

23 February St. Jurmin (Germin) of East Anglia, confessor (7th C). St. Milburgh, abbess of Wenlock (7th C). St. Boswell (Boisil), abbot of Melrose (ca. 661).

24 February St. Cummain Ailbe, abbot of Iona (669).

25 February St. Ethelbert, King of Kent (616). St. Walburga the Myrrh-Giver, abbess of Heidenheim (779).

27 February St. Comgan, abbot of Glenthsen or Killeshin (ca. 565). Holy Martyr Alnoth of Stowe, nr. Bugbrooke (ca. 700).

28 February St. Llibio of Anglesey (6th C). St. Madoc, bishop of Llanmadog (6th C). St. Sillan, abbot of Bangor (610). Holy Hieromartyr Herefrith, bishop of Lindsey (869).

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