Colmán of Lindisfarne

Colmán of Lindisfarne
Bishop of Lindisfarne
See Diocese of Lindisfarne
Appointed 661
Reign ended resigned 664
Predecessor Saint Finan
Successor Saint Tuda
Personal details
Born c. 605
Died 18 February 675
Denomination Catholic
Feast day 18 February
Venerated in Eastern Orthodoxy Roman Catholicism

Colmán of Lindisfarne (c. 605 – 18 February 675) also known as Saint Colmán was Bishop of Lindisfarne from 661 until 664.[1] He succeeded Aidan and Finan.[2] Colman resigned the Bishopric of Lindisfarne after the Synod of Whitby called by King Oswiu of Northumbria decided to calculate Easter using the method of the First Ecumenical Council instead of his preferred Celtic method. After his resignation he retired to live on the island of Inishbofin in Galway where he founded a monastery.[3]


  1. ^ Powicke Handbook of British Chronology p. 237
  2. ^ Wallace, Martin. A Little book of Celtic Saints Belfast: Appletree Press, 1995, ISBN 0-86281-456-1, p.59
  3. ^ Walsh A New Dictionary of Saints p. 127


  • Patron Saints Index accessed on 28 August 2007
  • Powicke, F. Maurice and E. B. Fryde Handbook of British Chronology 2nd. ed. London:Royal Historical Society 1961
  • Walsh, Michael A New Dictionary of Saints: East and West London: Burns & Oats 2007 ISBN 0-86012-438-X

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