The Christianization of England - Anglo- Saxons were pagan when they came to Britain. In Britain during the sixth and seventh centuries Christianity spread from two different directions. - It came directly from Rome when a monk Saint Augustine arrived in 597 (he was sent by pope George I with a group of missionaries) and established his headquarters at Canterbury in the south-east of England. He was made archbishop of Canterbury in 601, establishing this city as the centre of British bishops, a tradition which has remained since. He brought rulers to the new faith, Celtic church brought Christianity to ordinary people. - It had already been introduced into Scotland and northern England from Ireland, which had become Christian more than 150 years earlier. By the end of the 7th century most of Germanic speaking England had became Christian.
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