Mellitus, first Bishop at St Paul's, Archbishop of Canterbury

24 April -- Commemoration
If celebrated as a Lesser Festival, Common of Bishops, page 483

Mellitus was a Roman abbot and sent to England by the Pope, Gregory the Great, to undergird the work of Augustine, who consecrated him Bishop of the East Saxons with his see at London and his first church that of St Paul. After some local setbacks and having to reside in northern France, he and his fellow bishops were recalled to England, but Mellitus was unable to return to London. He was made archbishop in the year 619 and died on this day in the year 624. He was buried close to Augustine in the Church of Ss Peter & Paul in Canterbury.