It was predominantly Celtic based at first with men like St. Aidan and St. Cuthbert being its chief architects.
However, St. Wilfrid lead a movement that ultimately allowed Roman influence to become primary.
And of course the Anglo-Saxons were the first of the Germanic peoples to embrace Christ so their Northern heritage added a unique element to the mix
>And of course the Anglo-Saxons were the first of the Germanic peoples to embrace Christ so their Northern heritage added a unique element to the mix
What about Franks, Suebi, Alamani, Goths, Burgundians...
pic somewhat related, it's a restored Medieval Welsh church
Well, yeah, but I didn't mean it like that, I meant before the Catholic Church became so distinct from the Orthodox Church, the West was basically just Western Rite Orthodox.
Here, for instance, is the Liturgy the French Orthodox Church uses today, and it dates from the 6th Century AD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGvjx1102U8
Pic related a Western Rite Orthodox parish
More Western Orthodox stuff
Some Celtic Orthodox Bishops (notice the Celtic style icons and the bare feet)
FUCKING BRITS ALWAYS TRYING TO TAKE MY HISTORY
In the late 6th century Pope Gregory the Great sent Italian missionaries to the south of England to try and bring it back into Christendom after deRomanization had caused the faith to disappear almost completely. Concurrently, Irish monks were leaving their island and prosletyzing in the north of England where they founded Lindisfarne. With their combined efforts England was converted by 660, after which the Irish monks and Italian bishops began to bicker over theological issues like proper men's haircuts and the correct date for Easter. The Italians succeeded in converting the rulers like Aethelbert, while the Irish influence remained stronger among the laity in the north of England.
read Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People if you want to learn the minutiae of the topic.
The Anglo-Saxons converted to the Roman faction side, but I wonder if the Roman faction had been weaker for whatever reason, how history would have been different if the Anglo-Saxons had sided with Celtic/Insular Christianity.