Tuda of Lindisfarne

Tuda of Lindisfarne (died 664), also known as Saint Tuda, was appointed to succeed Colman as Bishop of Lindisfarne. He served for less than a year. Although raised in Ireland, he was a staunch supporter of Roman practices, being tonsured in the Roman manner and celebrating Easter according to the Roman Computus.[1] However, he was consecrated as bishop in Ireland.[2]

Tuda of Lindisfarne
Bishop of Lindisfarne
Term ended664
SuccessorEata of Hexham
Personal details
Feast day21 October


Upon Colman's departure from Lindisfarne, he requested the king to appoint Abbot Eata of Melrose Abbey as his successor as Abbot of Lindisfarne. Tuda was appointed bishop of the Northumbrians.[3][4][5] Tuda had been educated in the south of Ireland.

Tuda became bishop in 664 and died in that same year.[6] The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (in its entry for 656) includes a 664 charter for the minster of Medhamsted, or Peter-borough, which lists Tuda as among the consecrators.

The same Chronicle for the year 664 records that Tuda was one of many who died in the plague of that year.[1]

Tuda's feast day is 21 October.[4]


  1. ^ a b Monks of Ramsgate. “Tuda”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 October 2016  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ Kirby Earliest English Kings pp. 87–88
  3. ^ Miles, George. The bishops of Lindisfarne, Hexham, Chester-le-Street, and Durham, A.D. 635-1020, W. Gardner, Darton & Co., London, 1898
  4. ^ a b Catholic Online Saints and Angels St. Tuda accessed on 28 August 2007
  5. ^ Mayr-Harting Coming of Christianity p. 111
  6. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 219


  • Catholic Online Saints and Angels St. Tuda accessed on 28 August 2007
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  • Kirby, D. P. (2000). The Earliest English Kings. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-24211-8.
  • Mayr-Harting, Henry (1991). The Coming of Christianity to Anglo-Saxon England. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press. ISBN 0-271-00769-9.

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Christian titles
Preceded by Bishop of Lindisfarne
Title next held by
Eata of Hexham