Cedd was a brother of Chad (see March 2nd), trained with his brothers by Aidan on Lindisfarne. Later an abbot and bishop, he founded the abbey at Lastingham and the monastery at Bradwell-on-Sea (where the present-day Othona Community is based).

Lord, I would learn of You, and be faithful to the training You give me. Though I may be in the shadow of others, teach me my true worth in Your sight, and equip me to serve Your Kingdom to the best of my ability; in the name of Christ. Amen.