Saint Candida of Whitchurch

Also known as

  • Hwitn of Whitchurch
  • White of Whitchurch
  • Whyte of Whitchurch
  • Wite of Whitchurch
  • Wite of Whitchurch Canonicorum
  • Witt of Whitchurch



Martyred by pagan Danes. There is a holy well devoted to her at nearby Morcombe Lake.


  • in Dorset, England
  • relics still exist in their shrine at Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset; believed to be the only relics in a parish church that survived the Protestant Reformation


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Candida of Whitchurch”. 17 November 2012. Web. 20 April 2014. <>