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Friday, October 17, 2014

17 October 739 A.D. Nothelm Passes—10th of 105 Archbishops of Canterbury

17 October 739 A.D.  Nothelm Passes—10th of 105 Archbishops of Canterbury

Bevans,  G. M. “St. Nothelm (Died AD 739).”  N.d. Accessed 7 May 2014.

Bevans,  Portraits of the Archbishops of Canterbury. Toronto, ONT:  University of Toronto Libraries, 2011. Available here:

St. Nothelm
(Died AD 739)
Bishop of Hereford Archbishop of Canterbury
Died: 17th October AD 739

Nothelm is described as "Archpriest of the Cathedral Church of S. Paul's, London" before he rose to the archiepiscopate. He supplied Bede with some of the information contained in his Ecclesiastical History and travelled as far as Rome to inspect documents and procure copies of letters required for this purpose. He also corresponded with St. Boniface, to whom he sent a copy of Pope Gregory's replies to St. Augustine.

He was promoted to the See of Canterbury in AD 735 and was given the pallium by Pope Gregory III the following year. About the same time, the Archbishopric of York was re-established as a Metropolitan See. Nothelm consecrated three bishops during his archiepiscopate and agreed to the division of the Mercian diocese. He died in AD 739.

Edited from G.M. Bevan's "Portraits of the Archbishops of Canterbury" (1908).

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