This synod was held in the year from the incarnation or our Lord 673. In which year, Egbercht, king of Kent, died in the month of July; his brother Lothere succeeded him on the throne, which he had held eleven years and seven months. Bisi, the bishop of the East Angles, who is said to have been in the aforesaid synod, was successor to Boniface, before spoken of, a man of much sanctity and religion; for when Boniface died, after having been bishop. seventeen years, he was by Theodore substituted in his place. Whilst he was still alive, but hindered by much sickness from administering his episcopal functions, two bishops, Ecci and Badwine, were elected and consecrated in his place; from which time to the present, that province has had two bishops.
WINFRID BEING DEPOSED, SEXULF WAS PUT INTO HIS SEE, AND
MADE BISHOP OF THE EAST SAXONS.
Not long after, Theodore, the archbishop, taking offence at some disobedience of Winfrid, bishop of the Mercians, deposed him from his bishopric when he had been possessed of it but a few years, and in his place made Sexulf bishop, who was founder and abbot of the monastery of Medeshamstede, in the country of the Girvii. Winfrid, thus deposed, returned to his monastery of Adbarve, and there ended his life in holy conversation. He then also appointed Earconwald bishop of the East Saxons, in the city of London, over whom at that time presided Sebbe and Sighere, of whom mention has been made above. This Earconwald's life and conversation, as well when he was bishop as before his advancement to that dignity, is reported to have been most holy, as is even at this time testified by heavenly-