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Happy St Birinus Day

He wasn’t exactly a local boy, to be frank, but today the Church of England commemorates Birinus, first Bishop of Dorchester. Today there is still a Bishop of Dorchester (+Colin Fletcher) and the associated abbey at Dorchester-on-Thames is well worth a visit.

The Church of England lectionary is scattered with all sorts of saints and heroes of the faith and I often have to look them up but there is a small frisson of delight when I spot a name I know, especially when associated with a place nearby.


  1. Wulf, you might be interested to know that St Birinus’ legacy lives on the form of a community regeneration project of the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham, called ‘Birinus’! http://birinus.org.uk/