Celtic and Old English Saints          18 September

*St. Higbald, Abbot and Hermit in Lincolnshire

St. Higbald of Lincolnshire
(also Hugbald; Hybald; Hibald )

Died c. 690. Saint Higbald was abbot of a monastery at Bardney,
Lincolnshire, England. He is mentioned by the Venerable Bede as an
friend of Saint Chad. In later life he lived as a hermit.

His relics are at Hibaldstowe, Lincolnshire. Some churches, the village
of Hibaldstowe, and other locations are named in his honour.

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