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St Chad - August 2

Bishop of Lichfield, Missionary

St Chad of Lichfield

Chad was born in Northumbria, the youngest of four brothers, all of whom were priests. He was a pupil of Aidan at Lindisfarne and at a young age came as a monk to his brother Cedd’s monastery at Lastingham in Yorkshire. On his brother’s death in 664, Chad became abbot of Lastingham and was happy in the peace and quietness he found.

The church in Britain was in considerable confusion in the mid-seventh century. Some order was brought by the Synod of Whitby (664), when the church in the north opted for the developing Roman tradition, and proper organisation was eventually established by Theodore on his arrival in 669. Immediately after Whitby, Wilfrid, a firm proponent of Roman order, was made bishop of York, but sought valid consecration in France rather than from dubious British bishops. He was away so long that King Oswy appointed Chad as bishop instead. Chad unwisely accepted consecration from the simoniacal Bishop Wini and two other bishops whose valid consecration was in doubt. On his eventual return, Wilfrid did not challenge Chad’s position. Theodore, however, on his arrival, pointed out the irregularity of Chad’s consecration and asked him to step down in favour of Wilfrid. This Chad graciously did and retired to the abbey at Lastingham. Read more...

St Peter's Anglican Church

Services on Sunday August 8

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10:00am Eucharist (ANZPB)

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August 2 - St Chad of Lichfield
August 1 - 18th Ordinary Sunday
July 31 - St Joseph Of Arimathea
July 30 - Saints & Martyrs of Europe
July 29 - William Wilberforce
July 28 - St Mary & St Martha
July 26 - St Anne
July 25 - 17th Ordinary Sunday

Sunday August 29
4:30pm Taizé Service

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Palmerston North
Email: stpeters@inspire.net.nz
Phone: (06) 358 5403

Office Hours

Tuesday to Friday
9:00am to 12:00pm

Closed on Public Holidays

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