Here, in the Archdiocese of Birmingham, today is kept as the feast of St Wulstan, Bishop.  Born in Warwickshire in 1008, he studied monastic life in the monasteries of Evesham and Peterborough, then moving to Worcester where he was ordained priest in 1038. Today’s Anglican Cathedral was then a Benedictine Priory and he served there until he became Bishop of Worcester in 1062. During the Norman conquest, he kept his see and died in 1095 at the age of 87.

May he pray for us here in the West Midlands, and may God bless you today in all your endeavours for Him.