Mellitus 1 (Male) First bishop of London, later Archbishop of Canterbury, 619-24
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Factoid List

Recorded Name (31)
Mellitus (30)
 Bede.Mart  70.B.3
 Anon.HagiogListPhil1869  268 (24 April)
 Anon.VitGregorii  11
 Bede.HE  i.30
 Bede.HE  ii.3
 Bede.HE  ii.4
 Bede.HE  ii.6
 Bede.HE  ii.7
 Bede.HE  iii.22
 Bede.HE  v.24
 Bede.HE  i.29
 LiberPontificalis  vol. I, p. 312, l. 5: Gregory I, 3
 S4   
 S5   
 S6   
 S1244   
 ASC (E)  624 EF(OE and Lat.)
 ASC  604 ABCEF(OE and Lat.)G
 ASC  616 AEF(OE and Lat.)
 Bishops.Ep  p. 559
 BonifaceIV.Ep.B10   
 BonifaceIV.Ep.B11   
 Gregory I.Ep  xi.34
 Gregory I.Ep  xi.41
 Gregory I.Ep  xi.48
 Gregory I.Ep  xi.51
 Gregory I.Ep  xi.56
 AnnalsCamb  595
 NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 14v.5.iii
 NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 15r.6.i
Milletus (1)
 Boniface.Ep.T50  p. 84
Personal Information (4)
intellectual (1)
 Bede.HE  ii.7 (yet in mind he was sound and active enough)
piety (2)
 Bede.HE  ii.7 (man of God)
 LiberPontificalis  vol. I, p. 312, l. 5: Gregory I, 3 (servant of God)
stated health (1)
 Bede.HE  ii.7 (suffered from gout)
Office (47)
Abbot (6)
 Bede.HE  i.30
 Gregory I.Ep  xi.34
 Gregory I.Ep  xi.41
 Gregory I.Ep  xi.48
 Gregory I.Ep  xi.51
 Gregory I.Ep  xi.56
Archbishop (13)
 Bede.HE  ii.6
 Bede.HE  ii.7
 ASC (E)  624 EF(OE and Lat.)
 ASC  616 AEF(OE and Lat.)
 Bishops.Ep  p. 559
 Boniface.Ep.T50  p. 84
 NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 14v.5.iii (Archbishop of the people of Canterbury)
 Anon.EpisList1    (archbishop of the city of Canterbury)
 Anon.EpisList2    (archbishop of the church of Canterbury)
 Anon.EpisList3    (archbishop of the church of Canterbury)
 Anon.EpisList4    (archbishop of the city of Canterbury)
 Anon.EpisList5    (archbishop of the church of Canterbury)
 WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.1.3
Bishop (27)
 Bede.Mart  70.B.3
 Anon.HagiogListPhil1869  268 (24 April)
 Anon.VitGregorii  11
 Bede.HE  ii.3
 Bede.HE  ii.4 (Bishop of London)
 Bede.HE  ii.7 (Bihop of London)
 Bede.HE  iii.22
 Bede.HE  v.24
 S4    (bishop of the church of London)
 S5   
 S5   
 S6    (bishop of London)
 S1244    (bishop of London)
 ASC  604 ABCEF(OE and Lat.)G
 ASC  616 AEF(OE and Lat.) (Bishop of London)
 ASC  604 BC
 Bishops.Ep  p. 560
 BonifaceIV.Ep.B10   
 BonifaceIV.Ep.B10   
 BonifaceIV.Ep.B11   
 NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 15r.6.i (Bishop of the East Saxons)
 Anon.EpisList1    (bishop of the East Saxons)
 Anon.EpisList2    (bishop of the East Saxons)
 Anon.EpisList3    (bishop of the East Saxons)
 Anon.EpisList4    (bishop of London)
 Anon.EpisList5    (bishop of the East Saxons)
 WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.73.2
Status (2)
(1)
 Bede.HE  i.29
Noble (1)
 Bede.HE  ii.7
Personal Relationship (16)
Mellitus 1 Disciple (General relationship) of ~ (1)
 of Gregory 1: Boniface.Ep.T50  p. 84
Mellitus 1 Helper (General relationship) of ~ (1)
 of Augustine 1: Bede.HE  i.29
Mellitus 1 Son (Honorific kinship) of ~ (11)
 of Gregory 1: Bede.HE  i.30
 of Gregory 1: Gregory I.Ep  xi.41
 of Menna 1: Gregory I.Ep  xi.41
 of Serenus 1: Gregory I.Ep  xi.41
 of Lupus 1: Gregory I.Ep  xi.41
 of Agiulfus 1: Gregory I.Ep  xi.41
 of Simplicius 1: Gregory I.Ep  xi.41
 of Melantius 1: Gregory I.Ep  xi.41
 of Licinius 1: Gregory I.Ep  xi.41
 of Gregory 1: Gregory I.Ep  xi.48
 of Gregory 1: Gregory I.Ep  xi.51
Mellitus 1 Successor (General relationship) of ~ (2)
 of Mellitus 1: ASC  616 AEF(OE and Lat.)
 of Mellitus 1: ASC  616 AEF(OE and Lat.)
~ Successor (General relationship) of Mellitus 1 (1)
 Justus 1: of Mellitus 1: ASC  616 AE
Event (54)
Advice/counsel (1)
 Laurence 2-Justus 1-Mellitus 1.letter to Irish bishops and abbots: Laurence 2, Justus 1 and Mellitus 1 beseeched and warned Anonymi 614 to keep the unity of peace and of catholic observance with the Church of Christ.: Bede.HE  ii.4
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of archbishop (3)
 Justus 1.elevation to archiepiscopacy: Then after him [sc. Mellitus 1] Justus 1 acceded to the archbishopric.: ASC  616 AE (624)
 Mellitus 1.elevation to archiepiscopacy: After him [sc. Laurence 2] Mellitus 1 acceded to the archbishopric.: ASC  616 AEF(OE and Lat.) (619)
 Mellitus 1.exile to Gaul: After the death of Æthelberht 3 and Sæberht 1, Mellitus 1 was deposed by the petty kings who followed, and came to Canterbury. There he found his fellows in a turmoil of problems; so, taking Justus 1 with him, he withdrew to Gaul to await calmer times. But God did not fail them; the heart of King Eadbald 2 was softened into belief, and both men were soon recalled. Justus 1 had no difficulty in entering his own see, but Eadbald 2 was powerless to restore Mellitus 1. For some time he held no office; but later, on Laurence 2's death, he was made archbishop of Canterbury.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.73.6-7
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of bishop (6)
 Augustine 1.consecration of Mellitus 1 and Justus 1: Augustine 1 consecrated bishops Justus 1 and Mellitus 1.: Bede.HE  ii.3 (604)
 Augustine 1.consecration of Mellitus 1 and Justus 1 as bishops: Augustine 1 consecrated two bishops, Mellitus 1 and Justus 1.: ASC  604 AEF(OE and Lat.) (604)
 Augustine 1.episcopal elevation of Mellitus 1 and Justus 1: Augustine 1 consecrated both Mellitus 1 and Justus 1.: Bishops.Ep  p. 560
 Laurence 2.episcopal consecration: Laurence 2 is said to have been consecrated by Mellitus 1.: Anon.VitGregorii  11
 Mellitus 1.episcopal consecration: Mellitus 1 is said to have been consecrated in England by Augustine 1.: Anon.VitGregorii  11
 Æthelberht 3.granting of episcopal see at London to Mellitus 1: Æthelberht 3 granted an episcopal see in London to Mellitus 1.: ASC  604 AEF(OE and Lat.) (604)
Assistance (5)
 Gregory 1.despatch of monks (Anonymi 2027) to help Augustine 1: Gregory 1 was sending monks (Anonymi 2027) with Laurence 1 and Mellitus 1 to assist Augustine 1.: Gregory I.Ep  xi.48 (601)
 Gregory 1.despatch of monks, Laurence 1 and Mellitus 1 to help Augustine 1: Gregory 1 was sending monks (Anonymi 2027) with Laurence 1 and Mellitus 1 to assist Augustine 1.: Gregory I.Ep  xi.51 (601)
 Gregory 1.letter to Brunhild 1 requesting assistance for monks sent to help Augustine 1: Gregory 1 expressed thanks for the assistance Brunhild 1 had shown Augustine 1 in his departure for the English and requested that she should be even more generous to those (Anonymi 2027) whom he [sc. Gregory 1] was sending to assist Augustine 1.: Gregory I.Ep  xi.48 (601)
 Gregory 1.letter to Chlothar 1 commending the monks sent by Gregory 1 to Augustine 1: The assistance Chlothar 1 had given Augustine 1 had been reported and Gregory 1 asked him to be even more generous to those (Anonymi 2027) whom Gregory 1 was sending to Augustine 1.: Gregory I.Ep  xi.51 (601)
 Gregory 1.letters to Frankish bishops commending monks, Laurence 1 and Mellitus 1: Gregory 1 wrote to various Frankish bishops asking that the monks (Anonymi 2027) he was sending to Augustine 1 together with Laurence 1 and Mellitus 1 be assisted by them.: Gregory I.Ep  xi.41 (601)
Baptism (2)
 Anonymi 796.baptism under Sæberht 1: [Here] the East Saxons (Anonymi 796) received the bath of baptism under Sæberht 1 [and Mellitus 1].: ASC  604 ABCG (604)
 Augustine 1.despatch of Mellitus 1 to offer baptism to East Saxons (Anonymi 796): [Augustine 1] sent Mellitus 1 to offer baptism to the East Saxons (Anonymi 796).: ASC  604 AEF(OE and Lat.)
Burial (1)
 Mellitus 1.burial: Mellitus 1 was buried in St Peter's.: Bede.HE  ii.7 (624)
Burning (1)
 Mellitus 1.miracle of fire: A fire was burning the city of Canterbury. When Mellitus 1 arrived where the fury of the flames was at its height, he stopped the fire with his prayers: Bede.HE  ii.7
Charter-witnessing (3)
 S4 - Æthelberht 3 granting land to Canterbury, SS Peter and Paul 1: Æthelberht 3 granted land in Kent to the church of Canterbury, SS Peter and Paul 1: S4    (605)
 S5 - Æthelberht 3 granting land to Mellitus 1 and London, St Paul's 1: Æthelberht 3 granted land to Mellitus 1 and London, St Paul's 1 minster: S5    (604 x 616)
 S6 - Eadbald 2 granting land to Canterbury, SS Peter and Paul 1: Eadbald 2 granted land to the minster of Canterbury, SS Peter and Paul 1 [St Augustine's, Canterbury]: S6    (618)
Church/monastery/minster foundation/dedication/restoration (4)
 Boniface 1.letter to Æthelberht 3: Boniface1 wrote to Æthelberht 3 granting him the permission to set up a perpetual monastic community at Christ Church, Canterbury.: BonifaceIV.Ep.B10    (610 x 615)
 Mellitus 1.building monastery of Westminster: Mellitus 1 built a monastery of St Peter to the west of the city [of London].: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.73.3
 Mellitus 1.consecration of St Mary’s: Mellitus 1 consecrated the church that Eadbald 2 had built.: Bede.HE  ii.6
 Æthelberht 3.construction of St. Paul’s: Æthelberht 3 built the church of St Paul in the city of London: Bede.HE  ii.3
Commendation (1)
 Gregory 1.letter to Desiderius 1 commending monks he was sending to Augustine 1: Gregory 1 commended to Desiderius 1 monks (Anonymi 2025) he was sending to Augustine 1.: Gregory I.Ep  xi.34 (601)
Conversion (5)
 Anonymi 796.conversion under Sæberht 1: Here the East Saxons received the faith [sc. under Sæberht 1 (and Mellitus 1)].: ASC  604 ABCG (604)
 Augustine 1-Mellitus 1.conversion of English: Augustine 1 and Mellitus 1 converted the English to Christ.: AnnalsCamb  595 (597)
 Gregory 1.despatch of monks (Anonymi 2027) to help Augustine 1: Gregory 1 was sending monks (Anonymi 2027) with Laurence 1 and Mellitus 1 to assist Augustine 1.: Gregory I.Ep  xi.48 (601)
 Gregory 1.despatch of monks, Laurence 1 and Mellitus 1 to help Augustine 1: Gregory 1 was sending monks (Anonymi 2027) with Laurence 1 and Mellitus 1 to assist Augustine 1.: Gregory I.Ep  xi.51 (601)
 Mellitus 1.conversion of the East Saxons: The East Saxons accepted the word of truth through the preaching of Mellitus 1.: Bede.HE  ii.3, v.24 (604)
Correspondence (8)
 Boniface 1.letter to Æthelberht 3: Boniface1 wrote to Æthelberht 3 granting him the permission to set up a perpetual monastic community at Christ Church, Canterbury.: BonifaceIV.Ep.B10    (610 x 615)
 Boniface 1.letters to Laurence 2 and Æthelberht 3: Boniface 1 sent letters to Laurence 2 and all the clergy, as well as a letter to Æthelberht 3.: Bede.HE  ii.4
 Boniface 2.letters to Mellitus 1 and Justus 1: Boniface 2 sent letters of exhortation from Rome.: Bede.HE  ii.7
 Gregory 1.letter to Brunhild 1 requesting assistance for monks sent to help Augustine 1: Gregory 1 expressed thanks for the assistance Brunhild 1 had shown Augustine 1 in his departure for the English and requested that she should be even more generous to those (Anonymi 2027) whom he [sc. Gregory 1] was sending to assist Augustine 1.: Gregory I.Ep  xi.48 (601)
 Gregory 1.letter to Chlothar 1 commending the monks sent by Gregory 1 to Augustine 1: The assistance Chlothar 1 had given Augustine 1 had been reported and Gregory 1 asked him to be even more generous to those (Anonymi 2027) whom Gregory 1 was sending to Augustine 1.: Gregory I.Ep  xi.51 (601)
 Gregory 1.letter to Desiderius 1 commending monks he was sending to Augustine 1: Gregory 1 commended to Desiderius 1 monks (Anonymi 2025) he was sending to Augustine 1.: Gregory I.Ep  xi.34 (601)
 Gregory 1.letter to Mellitus 1: Gregory 1 sent a letter to Mellitus 1 after his departure from Italy to instruct him on what he should tell Augustine 1 concerning the idol temples of the English.: Bede.HE  i.30 (601)
 Gregory 1.letters to Frankish bishops commending monks, Laurence 1 and Mellitus 1: Gregory 1 wrote to various Frankish bishops asking that the monks (Anonymi 2027) he was sending to Augustine 1 together with Laurence 1 and Mellitus 1 be assisted by them.: Gregory I.Ep  xi.41 (601)
Council-meeting, ecclesiastical (2)
 Augustine 1-others.synod: A synod of the church of the Saxons, held in London and convoked by Augustine 1, Laurence 2, Justus 1 and Mellitus 1, declared that the union between a man and a woman related in the third grade would be incestuous.: Boniface.Ep.T50  p. 84 ([605])
 Boniface 1-Mellitus 1.synod of Italian bishops: Boniface 1 summoned a synod of the bishops of Italy to draw up regulations concerning monastic life and harmony.: Bede.HE  ii.4
Death/dying (3)
 Mellitus 1. death: After ruling over the church for five years Mellitus 1 died.: Bede.HE  ii.7
 Mellitus 1.death: Within five years of his consecration as archbishop Mellitus 1 died.: ASC  616 A (624)
 Mellitus 1.exile to Gaul: After the death of Æthelberht 3 and Sæberht 1, Mellitus 1 was deposed by the petty kings who followed, and came to Canterbury. There he found his fellows in a turmoil of problems; so, taking Justus 1 with him, he withdrew to Gaul to await calmer times. But God did not fail them; the heart of King Eadbald 2 was softened into belief, and both men were soon recalled. Justus 1 had no difficulty in entering his own see, but Eadbald 2 was powerless to restore Mellitus 1. For some time he held no office; but later, on Laurence 2's death, he was made archbishop of Canterbury.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.73.6-7
Decision-making (1)
 Mellitus 1-Justus 1.exile to Gaul: When Mellitus 1 was expelled from the kingdom of the East Saxons, he went to Kent, and after consulting his fellow-bishops, it was decided that they should all return to their country. In Gaul Mellitus 1 and Justus 1 awaited the outcome of the events.: Bede.HE  ii.5
Deposition of bishop (1)
 Mellitus 1.exile to Gaul: After the death of Æthelberht 3 and Sæberht 1, Mellitus 1 was deposed by the petty kings who followed, and came to Canterbury. There he found his fellows in a turmoil of problems; so, taking Justus 1 with him, he withdrew to Gaul to await calmer times. But God did not fail them; the heart of King Eadbald 2 was softened into belief, and both men were soon recalled. Justus 1 had no difficulty in entering his own see, but Eadbald 2 was powerless to restore Mellitus 1. For some time he held no office; but later, on Laurence 2's death, he was made archbishop of Canterbury.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.73.6-7
Education/teaching (1)
 Gregory 1.letter to Mellitus 1: Gregory 1 sent a letter to Mellitus 1 after his departure from Italy to instruct him on what he should tell Augustine 1 concerning the idol temples of the English.: Bede.HE  i.30 (601)
Exile (2)
 Mellitus 1-Justus 1.exile to Gaul: When Mellitus 1 was expelled from the kingdom of the East Saxons, he went to Kent, and after consulting his fellow-bishops, it was decided that they should all return to their country. In Gaul Mellitus 1 and Justus 1 awaited the outcome of the events.: Bede.HE  ii.5
 Mellitus 1.exile to Gaul: After the death of Æthelberht 3 and Sæberht 1, Mellitus 1 was deposed by the petty kings who followed, and came to Canterbury. There he found his fellows in a turmoil of problems; so, taking Justus 1 with him, he withdrew to Gaul to await calmer times. But God did not fail them; the heart of King Eadbald 2 was softened into belief, and both men were soon recalled. Justus 1 had no difficulty in entering his own see, but Eadbald 2 was powerless to restore Mellitus 1. For some time he held no office; but later, on Laurence 2's death, he was made archbishop of Canterbury.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.73.6-7
Expulsion (2)
 Anonymi 618.expulsion of Mellitus 1: After a meeting in which Anonymi 618 told Mellitus 1 they wanted to partake of the Eucharist without being baptised, and after Mellitus 1 refused to do what they asked, they expelled him and his companions from the realm.: Bede.HE  ii.5
 Mellitus 1.expulsion from East Saxons’ kingdom: The East Saxons rejected the faith when they expelled Mellitus 1.: Bede.HE  iii.22
Freeing from dues (1)
 Boniface 1.second letter to Æthelberht 3: Boniface 1 sent Æthelberht 3 a privilege for the monastery of St Augustine in Canterbury, putting the monastery under the direct protection of the apostolic see and making it free from every obligation.: BonifaceIV.Ep.B11   
Grant and Gift (5)
 S4 - Æthelberht 3 granting land to Canterbury, SS Peter and Paul 1: Æthelberht 3 granted land in Kent to the church of Canterbury, SS Peter and Paul 1: S4    (605)
 S5 - Æthelberht 3 granting land to Mellitus 1 and London, St Paul's 1: Æthelberht 3 granted land to Mellitus 1 and London, St Paul's 1 minster: S5    (604 x 616)
 S6 - Eadbald 2 granting land to Canterbury, SS Peter and Paul 1: Eadbald 2 granted land to the minster of Canterbury, SS Peter and Paul 1 [St Augustine's, Canterbury]: S6    (618)
 Æthelberht 3.granting gifts to Mellitus 1 and St Paul's, London: many gifts on the bishop of the church of St Paul in London and both lands and possessions for the maintenance of the bishop's retinues.: Bede.HE  ii.3
 Æthelberht 3.granting land to Mellitus 1 and London, St Paul's 1 S5: Æthelberht 3, king, to Mellitus 1, bishop, and St Paul's minster; grant of land at Tillingham, Essex: S5    (604 x 616)
Journey (4)
 Eadbald 2.sending for Justus 1 and Mellitus 1 in Gaul: Eadbald 2 recalled Justus 1 and Mellitus 1 and they came back one year after they had left.: Bede.HE  ii.6
 Gregory 1.despatch of Augustine 1 and others to England: Gregory 1 despatched Augustine 1 and others to England.: Anon.VitGregorii  11
 Mellitus 1.exile to Gaul: After the death of Æthelberht 3 and Sæberht 1, Mellitus 1 was deposed by the petty kings who followed, and came to Canterbury. There he found his fellows in a turmoil of problems; so, taking Justus 1 with him, he withdrew to Gaul to await calmer times. But God did not fail them; the heart of King Eadbald 2 was softened into belief, and both men were soon recalled. Justus 1 had no difficulty in entering his own see, but Eadbald 2 was powerless to restore Mellitus 1. For some time he held no office; but later, on Laurence 2's death, he was made archbishop of Canterbury.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.73.6-7
 Mellitus 1.journey to Rome: Mellitus 1 went to Rome to confer with Boniface 1 about the needs of the English church.: Bede.HE  ii.4
Law-making/legislation (1)
 Augustine 1-others.synod: A synod of the church of the Saxons, held in London and convoked by Augustine 1, Laurence 2, Justus 1 and Mellitus 1, declared that the union between a man and a woman related in the third grade would be incestuous.: Boniface.Ep.T50  p. 84 ([605])
Marriage (1)
 Augustine 1-others.synod: A synod of the church of the Saxons, held in London and convoked by Augustine 1, Laurence 2, Justus 1 and Mellitus 1, declared that the union between a man and a woman related in the third grade would be incestuous.: Boniface.Ep.T50  p. 84 ([605])
Meeting (1)
 Mellitus 1.journey to Rome: Mellitus 1 went to Rome to confer with Boniface 1 about the needs of the English church.: Bede.HE  ii.4
Message-sending (4)
 Boniface 1.letters to Laurence 2 and Æthelberht 3: Boniface 1 sent letters to Laurence 2 and all the clergy, as well as a letter to Æthelberht 3.: Bede.HE  ii.4
 Eadbald 2.sending for Justus 1 and Mellitus 1 in Gaul: Eadbald 2 recalled Justus 1 and Mellitus 1 and they came back one year after they had left.: Bede.HE  ii.6
 Gregory 1.sending further missionaries: Gregory 1 sent Augustine 1 more colleagues and ministers of the word together with his messengers.: Bede.HE  i.29, v.24 (601)
 Laurence 2-Justus 1-Mellitus 1.letter to Irish bishops and abbots: Laurence 2, Justus 1 and Mellitus 1 beseeched and warned Anonymi 614 to keep the unity of peace and of catholic observance with the Church of Christ.: Bede.HE  ii.4
Miracle (1)
 Mellitus 1.miracle of fire: A fire was burning the city of Canterbury. When Mellitus 1 arrived where the fury of the flames was at its height, he stopped the fire with his prayers: Bede.HE  ii.7
Mission/mission-sending (8)
 Augustine 1.despatch of Mellitus 1 to offer baptism to East Saxons (Anonymi 796): [Augustine 1] sent Mellitus 1 to offer baptism to the East Saxons (Anonymi 796).: ASC  604 AEF(OE and Lat.)
 Gregory 1.despatch of Augustine 1 and others to England: Gregory 1 despatched Augustine 1 and others to England.: Anon.VitGregorii  11
 Gregory 1.despatch of Augustine 1 and others to convert the English: Gregory 1 sent Augustine 1 and others to convert the English.: Bede.ChronMaior  523.531
 Gregory 1.despatch of monks (Anonymi 2027) to help Augustine 1: Gregory 1 was sending monks (Anonymi 2027) with Laurence 1 and Mellitus 1 to assist Augustine 1.: Gregory I.Ep  xi.48 (601)
 Gregory 1.despatch of monks, Laurence 1 and Mellitus 1 to help Augustine 1: Gregory 1 was sending monks (Anonymi 2027) with Laurence 1 and Mellitus 1 to assist Augustine 1.: Gregory I.Ep  xi.51 (601)
 Gregory 1.letters to Frankish bishops commending monks, Laurence 1 and Mellitus 1: Gregory 1 wrote to various Frankish bishops asking that the monks (Anonymi 2027) he was sending to Augustine 1 together with Laurence 1 and Mellitus 1 be assisted by them.: Gregory I.Ep  xi.41 (601)
 Gregory 1.sending further missionaries: Gregory 1 sent Augustine 1 more colleagues and ministers of the word together with his messengers.: Bede.HE  i.29, v.24 (601)
 Gregory 1.sending mission to England: Gregory 1 sent Mellitus 1, Augustine 1, John 5 and many other monks with them, to preach to the English nation ('gens Anglorum') and convert them: LiberPontificalis  vol. I, p. 312, ll. 5-6: Gregory I, 3
Monastic reform (1)
 Boniface 1-Mellitus 1.synod of Italian bishops: Boniface 1 summoned a synod of the bishops of Italy to draw up regulations concerning monastic life and harmony.: Bede.HE  ii.4
Pagan practice (1)
 Mellitus 1.expulsion from East Saxons’ kingdom: The East Saxons rejected the faith when they expelled Mellitus 1.: Bede.HE  iii.22
Papal advice/audience/decision/privilege (1)
 Boniface 1.second letter to Æthelberht 3: Boniface 1 sent Æthelberht 3 a privilege for the monastery of St Augustine in Canterbury, putting the monastery under the direct protection of the apostolic see and making it free from every obligation.: BonifaceIV.Ep.B11   
Pastoral activities/preaching (1)
 Mellitus 1.conversion of the East Saxons: The East Saxons accepted the word of truth through the preaching of Mellitus 1.: Bede.HE  ii.3, v.24 (604)
Praying (1)
 Mellitus 1.miracle of fire: A fire was burning the city of Canterbury. When Mellitus 1 arrived where the fury of the flames was at its height, he stopped the fire with his prayers: Bede.HE  ii.7
Reconciliation (1)
 Mellitus 1.exile to Gaul: After the death of Æthelberht 3 and Sæberht 1, Mellitus 1 was deposed by the petty kings who followed, and came to Canterbury. There he found his fellows in a turmoil of problems; so, taking Justus 1 with him, he withdrew to Gaul to await calmer times. But God did not fail them; the heart of King Eadbald 2 was softened into belief, and both men were soon recalled. Justus 1 had no difficulty in entering his own see, but Eadbald 2 was powerless to restore Mellitus 1. For some time he held no office; but later, on Laurence 2's death, he was made archbishop of Canterbury.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.73.6-7
Request (3)
 Gregory 1.despatch of monks, Laurence 1 and Mellitus 1 to help Augustine 1: Because Augustine 1 claimed he had insufficient men for the task of conversion, Gregory 1 arranged for the despatch of monks (Anonymi 2027) and Laurence 1 and Mellitus 1 to help Augustine 1.: Gregory I.Ep  xi.41
 Gregory 1.letter to Brunhild 1 requesting assistance for monks sent to help Augustine 1: Gregory 1 expressed thanks for the assistance Brunhild 1 had shown Augustine 1 in his departure for the English and requested that she should be even more generous to those (Anonymi 2027) whom he [sc. Gregory 1] was sending to assist Augustine 1.: Gregory I.Ep  xi.48 (601)
 Gregory 1.letter to Chlothar 1 commending the monks sent by Gregory 1 to Augustine 1: The assistance Chlothar 1 had given Augustine 1 had been reported and Gregory 1 asked him to be even more generous to those (Anonymi 2027) whom Gregory 1 was sending to Augustine 1.: Gregory I.Ep  xi.51 (601)
Residence (1)
 Mellitus 1.exile to Gaul: After the death of Æthelberht 3 and Sæberht 1, Mellitus 1 was deposed by the petty kings who followed, and came to Canterbury. There he found his fellows in a turmoil of problems; so, taking Justus 1 with him, he withdrew to Gaul to await calmer times. But God did not fail them; the heart of King Eadbald 2 was softened into belief, and both men were soon recalled. Justus 1 had no difficulty in entering his own see, but Eadbald 2 was powerless to restore Mellitus 1. For some time he held no office; but later, on Laurence 2's death, he was made archbishop of Canterbury.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.73.6-7
Factoids linked indirectly to Mellitus 1 (4)
Authorship (1)
Boniface 2:  Author of a letter to Mellitus 1 (Letter): Bishops.Ep  p. 560
Office (3)
Archbishop of Mellitus 1 (1)
 Justus 1: ASC  616 AE
Bishop of Mellitus 1 (2)
 Laurence 2: Bede.HE  ii.5
 Justus 1: Bede.HE  ii.5