Today is the feast day of St Paulinus, the founder of the see of York in 627 and subsequently Bishop of Rochester, who died on this day in 644.
An early fifteenth century figure in the north choir clerestory of York Minster
I have posted about him and his mission in Northumbria in St Paulinus of York, St Chad at York and St Paulinus at Dewsbury.
There is a good account of his life, which refers to recent historical criticism of the sources, here.
In the centuries after his death, and despite his career - and indeed his appearance - being recorded by St Bede in his Ecclesiastical History he appears to have slipped in popular memory, and there appears little evidence of a local cultus, other than the tradition of his baptising at Dewsbury, and the lovely glass panel in York Minster of which I reproduce a detail. Later generations appear to have venerated St Wilfrid with numerous church dedications and depictions in the Minster at York far more than the first founder of the See. Both can, of course, be seen as founders not merely of the Church in the north but of a specifically Roman connection.