Shrine of St Mildrith in St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury (third from bottom on the left), illustrated in the early 14th Century by Thomas of Elmham in his History of St Augustine's Abbey (© Trinity Hall, Cambridge)
The church dedications to St Mildrith in the Pas de Calais suggest that her influence extended across the English Channel, either in life or in death. In the 11th Century, she was popular enough that some of her relics were given to the church at Deventer in what is now the Netherlands. Miraculously, these have survived, and when in the 20th Century a Benedictine Priory dedicated to St Mildred was founded at Minster on the site of the former abbey of Saints Peter and Paul, by nuns fleeing Nazi persecution, the relics were returned to their original home. Remarkably, therefore, the shrine of St Mildrith at Minster holds once again relics that were first translated there in the middle of the 8th Century.