See also:Gregory I. summoned him to lead a
See also:mission to England in A.D . 596 . The apprehensions of Augustine's followers caused him to return to Rome, but the
See also:pope furnished him with letters of
See also:commendation and encouraged him to proceed . He landed in
See also:Thanet in A.D . 597, and was favourably received by IEthelberht,
See also:king of Kent, who granted a dwelling-place for the monks in Canterbury, and allowed them liberty to preach . Augustine first made use of the
See also:church of St
See also:Martin at Canterbury, which before his arrival had been the oratory of the
See also:Queen Berhta and her
See also:confessor Liudhard . IEthelberht uponhis conversion employed all his influence in support of the mission . In 6oi Augustine received the
See also:pallium from Gregory and was given authority over the
See also:Celtic churches in Britain, as well as all future bishops consecrated in
See also:English territory, including
See also:York . Authority over the see of York was not, however, to descend to Augustine's successors . In 603 he consecrated Christ Church, Canterbury, and built the monastery of SS .
See also:Peter and Paul, afterwards known as St Augustine's . At the
See also:conference of Augustine's
See also:Oak he endeavoured in vain to bring over the Celtic church to the observance of the
See also:Easter .
He afterwards consecrated
See also:Mellitus and Justus to the
See also:sees of
See also:London and Rochester respectively . The date of his
See also:death is not recorded by Bede, but MS . F of the Saxon
See also:Chronicle puts it in 614, and the Annales Monasterienses in 612 . See Bede, Eccl . Hist . (ed. by Plummer), i . 23–ii . 3 .
SAINT AUGUSTINE (354-430)
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