|"Bishop of London|
Erkenwald teaching monks in a historiated initial from the Chertsey Breviary (c.1300)
|Other posts||"Abbot of "Chertsey|
"Kingdom of Lindsey
|Buried||"Old St Paul's Cathedral, London|
|Feast day||13 May
14 November in England
|Attributes||bishop in a small chariot, which he used for travelling his diocese; with Saint "Ethelburga of Barking|
|Patronage||against gout, London|
|Shrines||"St. Paul's, London|
Erkenwald was born at "Lindsey in "Lincolnshire, and was supposedly of royal ancestry. Erkenwald gave up his share of family money["citation needed] to help establish two "Benedictine abbeys, "Chertsey Abbey in "Surrey in 661 for men, and "Barking Abbey for women. His sister, "Æthelburg, was Abbess of Barking, while he served as "Abbot of Chertsey.
In 675, Erkenwald became the Bishop of London, after "Wine. He was the choice of Archbishop "Theodore of Canterbury. While bishop, he contributed to King "Ine of Wessex's law code, and is mentioned specifically in the code as a contributor. He is also reputed to have converted "Sebba, King of the East Saxons to Christianity in 677.["citation needed] Current historical scholarship credits Erkenwald with a large role in the evolution of Anglo-Saxon charters, and it is possible that he drafted the charter of Caedwalla to Farnham. King Ine of Wessex named Erkenwald as an advisor on his laws.
Erkenwald died in 693 and his remains were buried at "Old St Paul's Cathedral. His grave was a popular place of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages, and was destroyed together with a number of other tombs in the cathedral during the Reformation.["page needed]
|"Bishop of London