Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Sunday, January 4, 2015

January, Late 7th Century. Wigand, Archbishop-Elect of Canterbury; He Received the Pallium, But Never Served

January, Late 7th Century.  Wigand, Archbishop-Elect of Canterbury;  He Received the Pallium, But Never Served

Bevans,  G. M. “Wigand (late 7th C.).”  N.d. Accessed 7 May 2014.

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

(late 7th C.)
Archbishop of Canterbury Elect

Wighard was a native Saxon, elected as Archbishop of Canterbury in AD 666, almost two years after the death of his predecessor, St. Deusdedit. He travelled to Rome for his consecration by the Pope, but became cut off from Britain by the plague which was racing across Europe. He never did receive the pallium and, four years later, St. Theodore of Canterbury was appointed in his place.

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