Vigor, Bishop of Bayeux, c.537
4 November

Vigor was born at Artois in northern France. Inspired to become a priest he ran away to Ravière near Bayeux and preached and instructed the people. Once ordained he extended the range of his missionary work and was made Bishop of Bayeux in 513. It is told that he cast down a stone idol near the city and built a church there instead. He died on 1 November c.537 and was buried at the monastery he had built near Bayeux (St Vigor le Grand). His body was later sold to the abbot of St-Riquier. Two or three churches in England were dedicated to him by the Normans, including the church at Fulbourn.

If celebrated as a Lesser Festival, Common of Bishops, EH page 483

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