Sunday, 11 October 2015

11th October - Æthelburh of Barking

St Æthelburh (or Ethelburga), founder and first Abbess of the dual monastery of Barking, was the sister of Eorcenwald, Bishop of London. She was described as "upright in life and constantly planning for the needs of her community".

The church of St Ethelburga, in the City of London, is dedicated to her. It survived the Great Fire and the Blitz but was extensively damaged in an IRA attack in 1993. It has been restored and is now a centre for international reconciliation.