Saint Alcmund of Hexham

Also known as

  • Alchmund

Memorial

Profile

Bishop of Hexham in 767. He was renowned for his piety, but no other certain information about him has survived.

Died

  • 781 of natural causes
  • the location of the cemetery where he was buried was lost over time
  • in 1032 he appeared in a vision to a man in Hexham, and told him where to find the grave
  • his relics were re-interred in the cathedral at Hexham
  • his shrine was destroyed by the Scots in 1296

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Alcmund of Hexham“. Saints.SQPN.com. 24 February 2014. Web. 19 April 2014. <>