The inhabitants of Sandbach, (now Cheshire) were converted by four Northumbrian priests in about 653 AD. They are believed to have arrived in Sandbach at about the same time as Peada, son of Penda King of Mercia, who was returning from a visit to Oswy, King of Northumbria. Peada wanted to marry Oswy's daughter Alchfleda and was allowed to do so provided that he converted to Christianity.
"Gæð a wyrd swa hio scel, ac gecnáwan þín gefá!": "Fate goes ever as she shall, but know thine enemy!".
I can teach you with a quip, if I've a mind; I can trick you into learning with a laugh; Oh, winnow all my folly and you'll find, A grain or two of truth among the chaff!
(The Yeoman of the Guard ~ Gilbert and Sullivan)