Ethelbert – King & Martyr: Hereford’s Patron Saint


Compiled by Michael Tavinor

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Hereford Cathedral is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Ethelbert the King.

But who was St Ethelbert? Although not one of the most famous saints, he played a significant role in the development of the church in Mercia. Following his beheading by King Offa in 794, pilgrims flocked to his shrine in Hereford Cathedral, which became a place of healing. Medieval writers elaborated stories of the saint, and although there are no traces of his original shrine, his story lives on and says important things about life and faith today.

Compiled by the Dean of Hereford, the Very Reverend Michael Tavinor, Ethelbert tells the story of our Saint through a wealth of images, a new commentary, a scholarly essay – and a quiz!

Michael Tavinor is Dean of Hereford Cathedral.

Paperback | 64 pages | 210 x 148 mm | 2018
87 colour illustrations
ISBN 978-1-910839-32-4


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