First Archbishop of Canterbury

St. Augustine or Austin was the first Archbishop of Canterbury and founder of the Christian Church in southern England. He was born in Rome, Italy in 550 and consecrated bishop by St. Virgilius at Arles, France, in 597.

      597 CE
      Archbishop of Canterbury
      Canterbury, England

Additional Information:

  • Archbishop of Canterbury – Wikipedia
    The first Archbishop of Canterbury was St Augustine (not to be confused with St Augustine of Hippo), who arrived in Kent in 597 AD, having been sent by Pope Gregory I on a mission to the English. He was accepted by King Æthelbert, on his conversion to Christianity, about the year 598.
  • List of Archbishops of Canterbury – McGill CS
    Until the first break between the Church of England and the Papal authority in 1534, the Archbishops of Canterbury were in full communion with the Roman …
  • Archbishop of Canterbury |
    The first archbishop of Canterbury was St. Augustine of Canterbury (d. 604/605), a Benedictine monk who was sent from Rome by Pope Gregory I to convert the Anglo-Saxons in England.
  • Archbishops of Canterbury – Historic UK
    The first Archbishop of Canterbury was Augustine. Originally prior to the Benedictine monastery of St. Andrew in Rome, he was sent to England by Pope Gregory …
  • Archbishop of Canterbury – Anglican Communion
    The Archbishops of Canterbury are seen by the Anglican Communion of churches as their spiritual leader. He is ‘primus inter pares’, first among equals, of the …

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