Tuda of Lindisfarne

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Tuda of Lindisfarne
Bishop of Lindisfarne
Appointed 664
Term ended 664
Predecessor Colmán
Successor Eata of Hexham
Personal details
Died 664
Denomination Christian
Feast day 21 October

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.[1] Although raised in Ireland, he was a staunch supporter of Roman practices, being tonsured in the Roman manner and celebrating Easter accordion to the Roman Computus. However, he was consecrated as bishop in Ireland.[2]


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.

It is recorded that Tuda became bishop in 664.[1] 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.

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


  1. ^ a b Powicke Handbook of British Chronology p. 237
  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


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