Surnames/tags: Cornwall Crowan
Very little is known about Saint Crewenna, a female saint. There is a stained glass window depicting Saint Crewenna at Crowan Church (see images). In the window it shows her holding a church building, which is likely to be a representation of the parish church. The parish church at Crowan is dedicated to St Crewenna. The memorial window, which has St Crewenna at the centre, is dedicated to those who fell in World War I. See the Free Space page for Crowan Parish 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.
One Catholic website which lists Saints of the Church states: "CREWENNA (Saint) (February 1) (5th century) A companion of Saint Breaca from Ireland to Cornwall. Beyond the place-name Crowan, near Saint Erth, no record remains of this Saint."
Crowan Feast, the Crowan 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
- Crowan Church website page on St Crewenna
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Crewenna”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 October 2012. Web. 25 June 2017. <http://catholicsaints.info/book-of-saints-crewenna/>
- "The History of Cornwall: From the Earliest Records and Traditions, to the Present Time, Volume 2" by Fortescue Hitchins, Samuel Drew. Published 1824 <http://bit.ly/2sOS4FZ/>