FINAN, SAINT: Second bishop of Lindisfarne, where he died Aug. 31, 661. He was a monk of Iona, succeeded Aidan (q.v.) at Lindisfarne 652, and was ordained in Scotland. Aided by Oswy, king of Northumbria (642-670) and brother of St. Oswald (q.v.), he extended his missionary labors, and baptized Peada, king of Mercia, and Sigbert, king of the East Saxons. He consecrated one of his priests, Diuma, as first bishop of Mercia, Cedd (q.v.) as bishop of Essex, and Cellach as Diuma's successor. He adhered to the old British date for Easter.