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Northenden
Manchester
M22 4WE
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… to help you follow  Wilfrid’s story:
597ad
Christian missionaries arrive in Kent from Rome.
634
Wilfrid born.
648  
He goes to the king, and then to Lindisfarne.
651
He travels to Rome for the first time via Lyons in France
653
Arrives in Rome
658
Returns to Northumbria
664
Synod of Whitby.  Afterwards Wilfrid is made bishop at Compiegne, in France, but is not installed at York until 669.  Meanwhile he works in the Midlands.
678
Diocese cut up by king Ecgfrith and Archbishop Theodore;  Wilfrid travels to Rome to appeal.
686
Restored to Abp. Theodore’s favour, and after Ecgfrith’s death regains his diocese and lands.
691
A further quarrel over land with king Aldfrith leads to Wilfrid being exiled again.  During this time he works in Sussex.
703
Another synod of English bishops curtails Wilfrid’s influence, after which he again travels to Rome to appeal.
706
Wilfrid’s final reconciliation with the king of Northumbria.  He regains his lands and monasteries.
709
Wilfrid dies.
710 – 720
The Life of St. Wilfrid written by Aedde (Eddius Stephanus) one of his friends and colleagues.
731
The “History of the English Church and People”, by Bede, a monk from Jarrow on Tyneside, completed.  This also refers to Wilfrid’s work.
1086
Domesday Book (William the Conqueror’s tax census) written;  first record of Northenden and its church.