Wulfsige III

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Wulfsige III
Bishop of Sherborne
Appointed c. 993
Term ended 8 January 1002
Predecessor Æthelsige I
Successor Æthelric
Personal details
Died 8 January 1002
Denomination Christian

Wulfsige (or Wulfsige III) was a medieval Bishop of Sherborne and is considered a saint.

Wulfsige was nominated about 993. He died on 8 January 1002.[1]

Wulfsige took part in the tenth century Benedictine monastic reform movement in England. He had been a monk of Glastonbury Abbey under Dunstan, became a monk of Westminster Abbey during Dunstan's tenure as Bishop of London,[citation needed] was appointed abbot of Westminster, probably from before 966, when he first occurs.[2] He was appointed to Sherborne by King Edgar the Peaceful,[citation needed] and held the abbacy along with the bishopric of Sherborne until at least 997.[2] It was as bishop of Sherborne that Wulfsige presided over the refoundation of the cathedral community as a Benedictine abbey in 998. In 1998 a one-day conference was held to celebrate the refoundation of the abbey of Sherbone, and a collection of essays, St Wulfsige and Sherborne, was published in 2005.[3]

Wulfsige is considered a saint and Goscelin wrote a hagiography of him.[2]


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 222
  2. ^ a b c Knowles, et al. Heads of Religious Houses p. 76
  3. ^ Baker, et al.St Wulfsige and Sherborne


  • Baker, Katherine; Hinton, David & Hunt, Alan (2005). St Wulfsige and Sherborne. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  • Knowles, David; London, Vera C. M.; Brooke, Christopher (2001). The Heads of Religious Houses, England and Wales, 940–1216 (Second ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-80452-3.

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Æthelsige I
Bishop of Sherborne
c. 993–1002
Succeeded by

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