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Diuma (?-658) December 7th

Diuma, Cedd, Betti and Adda were sent together as missionary priests to Mercia by Finan of Lindisfarnene. They established churches on the way as well as in Mercia, including at Wirksworth in the Derbyshire Dales, where they are still commemorated annually.  Diuma became the first bishop of the Middle Angles and the Mercians.

Teach me to go where You send me, O Lord, and give me the courage and wisdom to do Your work in every place where I find myself. So may I be an instrument in Your hand to spread love, joy and peace. Amen.