St. Cuthman of Steyning

The Anglo-Saxon saint St. Cuthman, was a native of Cornwall some say he was born in 68o), who spent his youth as a shepherd on the Bodmin moor.
A stone high among the heather marks the spot where he used to sit, and drew a wide circle in the grass, his sheep could not wander outside of that circle. Some say he had great power from God.

His father was killed by Vikings and his mother was left crippled,
Cuthman made a wheel barrow in which he laid his mother in, and with its two handles supported by a rope round his neck, set out on his long journey to Sussex were God told him to build a Church to the glory of Christ Jesus. There at Steyning in West Sussex he built that Church.


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Published on August 17, 2012 at 11:20 am  Leave a Comment  

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