Surprising Saints: Margaret of Antioch - 20th July


The Dean of Chelmsford, Nicholas Henshall, tells the surprising story of Margaret of Antioch. Patron Saint of childbirth; the show Call the Midwife is dedicated to her. After an encounter with a dragon, she had become an apostle and preacher however she was beheaded for refusing to marry the local pagan ruler. As Nicholas reflects, her life 'represents people who have been through the mill and know what it is like to be you and me'. Watch her story here.

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