Christian mythology

A selection of Christian Martyrs, Hermits & Virgins

St. WITHBURGA

Christian Saint

Also known as Wihtburh, Withburge, Withburga of Dereham

She laid the foundations for a church, and also a nunnery in Dereham, Norfolk

Interred at Dereham church which must have been almost there, her body was found fifty-five years later to be in almost perfect condition.

One hundred and seventy-six years later, there was more building and renovation but the corpse was still doing well. All her limbs were still quite bendy. It was then decided to move her to Ely Cathedral.

She may well have a Holy Well at Dereham.

St. Withburga Facts and Figures

Name: Withburga
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Wihtburh, Withburge, Withburga of Dereham

Gender: Female
Type: Saint
Birth and Death Dates: ???-743
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 141

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Article last revised on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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