Gregorian Mission: Pope Gregory I, Augustine of Canterbury, Thelberht of Kent, Justus, Laurence of Canterbury, Mellitus, St Augustine Gos Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781155859941

Published: August 17th 2011

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 42. Chapters: Pope Gregory I, Augustine of Canterbury, thelberht of Kent, Justus, Laurence of Canterbury, Mellitus,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Pages: 42. Chapters: Pope Gregory I, Augustine of Canterbury, thelberht of Kent, Justus, Laurence of Canterbury, Mellitus, St Augustine Gospels, Paulinus of York, List of members of the Gregorian mission, Honorius of Canterbury, James the Deacon, St Augustines Abbey, Peter of Canterbury, Romanus, Liudhard, Bertha of Kent. Excerpt: The Gregorian mission, sometimes known as the Augustinian mission, was the missionary endeavour sent by Pope Gregory the Great to the Anglo-Saxons in 596 AD. Headed by Augustine of Canterbury, its goal was to convert the Anglo-Saxons to Christianity.

By the death of the last missionary in 653, they had established Christianity in southern Britain. Along with Irish and Frankish missionaries, they converted Britain and helped influence the Hiberno-Scottish missionaries on the Continent. By the time the Roman Empire recalled its legions from the province of Britannia in 410, parts of the island had already been settled by pagan Germanic tribes who, later in the century, appear to have taken control of Kent and other coastal regions. In the late 6th century Pope Gregory sent a group of missionaries to Kent, to convert thelberht, King of Kent, whose wife, Bertha of Kent, was a Frankish princess and practising Christian.

Augustine was the prior of Gregorys own monastery in Rome and Gregory prepared the way for the mission by soliciting aid from the Frankish rulers along Augustines route. In 597 the forty missionaries arrived in Kent and were permitted by thelberht to preach freely in his capital of Canterbury. Soon the missionaries were able to write to Gregory telling him of their success and that conversions were taking place. A second group of monks and clergy was dispatched in 601 bearing books and other items for the new foundation. The exact date of thelberhts conversion is unknown but it occurred befo...



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