Eadburh of Bicester

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Saint Eadburh of Bicester
St. Edburg's Church, Bicester, Oxfordshire, UK.jpg
St Edburg's Church in Bicester, Oxfordshire
Born 7th Century
England
Honored in Roman Catholicism
Anglican Communion
Major shrine Flanders in Belgium
Stanton Harcourt
Feast 18 July[1]
Attributes daughter of King Penda of Mercia

Eadburh of Bicester (often Edburga) was an English saint from the 7th century. A daughter of King Penda of Mercia, Edburga was a nun for most of her life.

She was originally buried in Bicester, Oxfordshire but her relics were moved by papal decree to Flanders in Belgium in 1500. In Bicester (and surrounding areas) she is generally known as St Edburg, which is the patronal dedication of the parish church of Bicester.[2]

There is a shrine to her at Stanton Harcourt.

References[edit]

  1. ^ See
  2. ^ Dedication and history shown here.
  • Birch, Clive (1975) The Book of Aylesbury; p. 35, Chesham: Barracuda