Hello! I’m John.
I was born in Yorkshire in the 7th century. That’s in the time we call Anglo-Saxon which is over 1,000 years ago.
My teacher was the head of Whitby Abbey called Hilda. I went on to be the Bishop of York. I thought it would be good to start a small monastery for a few monks in a deserted forest where it would be peaceful – a place of sanctuary!
The place where I started the monastery and where I died in 721 is where Beverley is today.
I was blessed with the gift of being able to make ill people better and a long time after I died I was made a saint – so I’m called Saint John of Beverley.
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