St. Birinus, or Berin, was the first bishop of Dorchester. He is called the Apostle of Wessex because of his missionary efforts among the West Saxons. He died 3 December, 650.
Britannia: St. Birinus
Biography of the missionary bishop.
St. Birinus (Berin)
Confessor, first Bishop of Dorchester, Apostle of Wessex, d. 650. Article in the Catholic Encyclopedia.
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