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HAPPY SAINTS

In the Anglican Communion, the communion of saints includes everyone who has tried or is trying to follow the teachings of Christ.
Anglican Feast Days celebrate men and women for their bravery, insights, contributions, and faith. And their happiness. It is wonderful how happy they were. They were social reformers, poets and scientists, evangelists, and MPs, mystics, missionaries, scholars, kings and constitutional reformers. A list of Anglican saints with our links:

January

10   William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1645
11   Mary Slessor, Missionary in West Africa, 1915
12   Aelred of Hexham, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167
12   Benedict Biscop, Abbot of Wearmouth, Scholar, 689
13   Kentigern (Mungo), Missionary in Strathclyde and Cumbria, 603
13   George Fox, Founder of the Society of Friends (the Quakers), 1691
17   Charles Gore, Founder, Community of the Resurrection, 1932
19   Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester, 1095
20   Richard Rolle of Hampole, Spiritual Writer, 1349
30   Charles, King and Martyr, 1649

February

04   Gilbert of Sempringham, Founder of the Gilbertine Order, 1189
15   Thomas Bray, Priest, Founder of the SPCK and the SPG, 1730
27   George Herbert, Priest, Poet, 1633

March

01   David, Bishop of Menevia, Patron of Wales, c.601
02   Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, Missionary, 672
08   Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln, 1910
08   Felix, Bishop, Apostle to the East Angles, 647
08   Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, Priest, Poet, 1929
17   Patrick, Bishop, Missionary, Patron of Ireland, c.460
20   Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 687
21   Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1556
24   Walter Hilton of Thurgarton, Augustinian Canon, Mystic, 1396
26   Harriet Monsell, Founder, Community of St John the Baptist, 1883
31   John Donne, Priest, Poet, 1631

April

01   Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, Teacher of the Faith, 1872
10   William Law, Priest, Spiritual Writer, 1761
10   William of Ockham, Friar, Philosopher, Scientist, 1347
11   George Augustus Selwyn, first Bishop of New Zealand, 1878
16   Isabella Gilmore, Deaconess, 1923
19   Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1012
21   Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher of the Faith, 1109
23   George, Martyr, Patron of England, c.304
24   Mellitus, Bishop of London, first Bishop at St Paul's, 624
27   Christina Rossetti, Poet, 1894

May

04   English Saints and Martyrs of the Reformation Era
08   Julian of Norwich, Spiritual Writer, c.1417
16   Caroline Chisholm, Social Reformer, 1877
19   Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, Restorer of Monastic Life, 988
20   Alcuin of York, Deacon, Abbot of Tours, 804
24   John and Charles Wesley, Evangelists, 1791 and 1788
25   The Venerable Bede, Monk at Jarrow, Scholar, Historian, 735
25   Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne, 709
26   Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury, 605
28   Lanfranc, Prior of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, Scholar, 1089
30   Josephine Butler, Social Reformer, 1906

June

04   Petroc, Abbot of Padstow, 6th century
08   Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1711
09   Colum Cille (Columba), Abbot of Iona, Missionary, 597
14   Richard Baxter, Puritan Divine, 1691
15   Evelyn Underhill, Spiritual Writer, 1941
16   Richard, Bishop of Chichester, 1253
16   Joseph Butler, Bishop of Durham, Philosopher, 1752
17   Samuel and Henrietta Barnett, Social Reformers, 1913 and 1936
19   Sundar Singh of India, Evangelist, Teacher of the Faith, 1929
22   Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.250
23   Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely, c.678

 July

01   Henry, John, and Henry Venn the Yger, Priests, 1797, 1813,1873
06   Thomas More and John Fisher, Reformation Martyrs, 1535
14   John Keble, Priest, Tractarian, Poet, 1866
15   Swithun, Bishop of Winchester, c.862
16   Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury, 1099
18   Elizabeth Ferard, Founder of the Community of St Andrew, 1883
27   Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, 1901
30   William Wilberforce, Social Reformer, 1833

August

05   Oswald, King of Northumbria, Martyr, 642
07   John Mason Neale, Priest, Hymn Writer, 1866
09   Mary Sumner, Founder of the Mothers' Union, 1921
11   John Henry Newman, Priest, Tractarian, 1890
13   Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down and Connor, 1667
13   Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Social Reformer, 1910
13   Octavia Hill, Social Reformer, 1912
20   William & Catherine Booth, Founders, Salvation Army, 1912, 1890
30   John Bunyan, Spiritual Writer, 1688
31   Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 651

September

04    Birinus, Bishop of Dorchester (Oxon), Apostle of Wessex, 650
06    Allen Gardiner, Founder, South American Mission Society, 1851
09    Charles Fuge Lowder, Priest, 1880
16    Edward Bouverie Pusey, Priest, Tractarian, 1882
19    Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury, 690
20    John Patteson, Bishop of Melanesia, and Fellow Martyrs, 1871
25    Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, Spiritual Writer, 1626
26    Wilson Carlile, Founder of the Church Army, 1942

October

01   Anthony Ashley Cooper, Social Reformer, 1885
06   William Tyndale, Scripture Translator, Reformation Martyr, 1536
09   Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, Scientist, 1253
10   Paulinus, Bishop of York, Missionary, 644
10   Thomas Traherne, Poet, Spiritual Writer, 1674
11   Ethelburga, Abbess of Barking, 675
11   James the Deacon, companion of Paulinus, 7th century
12   Wilfrid of Ripon, Bishop, Missionary, 709
12   Elizabeth Fry, Prison Reformer, 1845
12   Edith Cavell, Nurse, 1915
13   Edward the Confessor, King of England, 1066
16   Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer, Reformation Martyrs, 1555
19   Henry Martyn, Missionary in India and Persia, 1812
26   Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, Scholar, 899
26   Cedd, Abbot of Lastingham, Bishop of the East Saxons, 664
29   James Hannington, Eastern Equatorial Africa, Martyr, 1885

November

01   ALL SAINTS' DAY
02   Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls' Day)
03   Richard Hooker, Priest, Teacher of the Faith, 1600
06   William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1944
07   Willibrord of York, Bishop, Apostle of Frisia, 739
08   The Saints and Martyrs of England
09   Margery Kempe, mystic, traveller, writer c.1440
13   Charles Simeon, Evangelical Divine, 1836
14   Samuel Seabury, first Anglican Bishop in North America, 1796
16   Margaret, Queen of Scotland, Philanthropist, Reformer, 1093
16   Edmund Rich of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1240
17   Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200
19   Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680
20   Edmund, King of the East Angles, Martyr, 870
25   Isaac Watts, Hymn Writer, 1748
30  St Andrew

December

04    Nicholas Ferrar, Founder of the Little Gidding Community, 1637
13    Samuel Johnson, Writer and moralist, 1784
17    Eglantyne Jebb, Founder of Save The Children, 1928
29    Thomas Becket
31    John Wycliffe, Reformer, 1384

 

 

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