St Crewenna

Saint Crewenna stained glass windowVery little is known about Saint Crewenna, a female saint. This picture shows the stained glass window depicting Saint Crewenna at Crowan Church.

Saint Crewenna, according to Leland and William of Worcester, was one of the party of Irish that came over and settled in Penwith and Kerrier in Cornwall at the dawn of the sixth century.

Crowan Feast, the church’s Patronal Festival, is observed on the nearest Sunday to the 1st February, the eve of Candlemas, and therefore is usually celebrated at the end of January/beginning of February each year.