• Born year: 0954
  • Born in: Weston, Bath
  • Death date: 1012-04-19
  • Death in: Kent
Ælfheah of Canterbury

Ælfheah (Old English: Ælfhēah, "elf-high"; 954 – 19 April 1012), officially remembered by the name Alphege within some churches, and also called Elphege, Alfege, or Godwine, was an Anglo-Saxon Bishop of Winchester, later Archbishop of Canterbury. He became an anchorite before being elected abbot of Bath Abbey. His perceived piety and sanctity led to his promotion to the episcopate, and eventually, to his becoming archbishop. Ælfheah furthered the cult of Dunstan and also encouraged learning.