The Mantle of Chad
The living legacy of a seventh century saint
The recent discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard and unveiling of the Staffordshire Saxon statue both point to the fascinating history of the county in the 7th Century, when the area was at the heart of the powerful kingdom of Mercia. One of the leading figures of that time was St Chad, the person most closely associated with the establishment of the Christian faith in Mercia. This book uncovers Chad’s extraordinary life and challenges us to embrace his living legacy.
“Do buy this book… You won’t regret it.” (Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill, 98th Bishop of Lichfield)