Early Insular Christianity

Early Insular Christianity is a term used to cover Christianity in Great Britain and Ireland during the post-Roman period. It splits into two strands:

The Synod of Whitby of 664 forms a significant watershed in that King Oswiu of Northumbria decided to follow Roman rather than Celtic practices, but the two rites co-existed for another century, Wales observing the Celtic Easter date until 768. The Anglo-Saxon mission in the 7th to 8th centuries spread Christianity to the Continent, as had the earlier Celtic missions.

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