Ceolwulf of Lindsey

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Bishop of Lindsey
In office 767
Predecessor Ealdwulf
Successor Eadwulf
Consecration 767
Personal details
Died 796
Denomination Christian

Ceolwulf (or Ceolulfus) was a medieval Bishop of Lindsey.

Ceolwulf was consecrated in 767. He died in 796.[1] Charlemagne, in about 793–796 wrote to both Ceolwulf and Æthelhard, Archbishop of Canterbury asking them to plead with Offa of Mercia about some Englishmen who were currently in exile. Ceolwulf left England in 796 with Eadbald, the Bishop of London, but it is not clear if this was as an exile or on pilgrimage or for some other reason.[2] This was shortly after the collapse of Mercian power following the death of Offa. Ceolwulf seems to have not returned to Lindsey, as a new bishop, Eadwulf begins to appear in the records not long after Ceolwulf's departure.[3]


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 219
  2. ^ Kirby Earliest English Kings p. 147
  3. ^ Brooks Early History of the Church of Canterbury p. 122


  • Brooks, Nicholas (1984). The Early History of the Church of Canterbury: Christ Church from 597 to 1066. London: Leicester University Press. ISBN 0-7185-0041-5. 
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  • Kirby, D. P. (2000). The Earliest English Kings. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-24211-8. 

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Lindsey
Succeeded by