The John Montague Library at St Bede’s School

Saint Bede (The Venerable Bede 673 AD - 735 AD) was one of the leading scholars of his time. His most famous work, 'The Ecclesiastical History of the English People' (731 AD) chronicles the advent of Christianity in this country. St Bede was a polymath who studied theology, history, nature, poetry and music, so our school commemorates an academic scholar, as well as an important Christian figure.

The Revd Canon John Montague was the Chairman of the Board of Governors of St Bede’s School when it was founded in 1976 and his work in supporting the school in its formative years is recognised in the naming of the library after him.