The History of St Wulstan
The School was named after a local saint who was the Bishop of Worcester during the 11th Century. In 1008, St Wulstan was born in Itchington, Warwickshire. His parents were called Wulfgeva and Athelstan. His name was created from half his father name and half his mothers name Wulstan learnt to be a good Christian from his parents.
He attended the Abbey School at Evesham, and he was an excellent pupil. He later went to Peterborough School and there he was taught more about the love of God. Everything was arranged for him to become a priest, on the orders of the Bishop of Worcester. He asked for a poor parish because he wanted to help poor people.
When Wulstan was saying his prayers one day, he smelt a goose roasting. This disturbed his prayers and the story says that he became the first vegetarian.
To show that he loved God even more, he became a Benedictine monk. In those days a monk's life was very hard. They had to work for long hours and they weren't allowed to own anything. Wulstan prayed and worked well, and soon became a prior.
King Edward the Confessor was a saintly man and asked Wulstan to become Bishop of Worcester. He had promised to be obedient so he became the Bishop. People from all over the country came to hear his preaching and the next King asked him to be his special priest.
It was 1066 and something extremely important occurred. King William of Normandy killed King Harold at the Battle of Hastings. William didn't want Wulstan to be Bishop but the holiness of Wulstan persuaded him to let the Bishop stay around his Diocese, meeting people.
Every day he praised God and on account of that, he lived to the age of 87 and died in 1095. He was canonised in 1203.