St Felix of Burgundy the Bishop of Dunwich and Enlightener of East Anglia

Saint Felix, the Apostle of East Anglia, was born in the Burgundy region of what is now France. He was a bishop who was sent to England by St Honorius of Canterbury (September 30) to evangelize East Anglia.

St Felix established his See in Dunwich on the Suffolk coast in 631, and labored there successfully for seventeen years. He founded a school for boys with the help of King Siegbert, and brought in teachers from Canterbury.

St Felix died in 648 and was buried at Dunwich, but his relics were transferred to Ramsey abbey in Huntingdonshire in 971.

St Felix has given his name to Felixstowe in Suffolk, and to Felixkirk in Yorkshire. He is mentioned by St Bede (HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH CHURCH AND PEOPLE, Book 3, ch. 18 and 20).