Chad, St

Chad, St., bishop of York in the 7th century, was educated under Aidan at the monastery of Lindisfarne. For some years he was head of the monastery of Lestingra, Cleveland. King Oswi made him bishop of York; but as Wilfrid had before been consecrated to that see by French bishops, Chad gave it up at the suggestion of Theodore (q.v.), and was appointed to the see of Lichfield, which he held till his death, March 2, A.D. 672. His name is still preserved in the Calendar of the Church of England (March 2), and the Cathedral of Lichfield is named St. Chad's. — Churton, Early English Church, chap. 4.

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