Menology of England and Wales – Saint Brannock, Abbot, Confessor, c.570


From the dim traditions that have come down to us it: may ke gathered that Brannock came from the opposite coast of Wales in the second half of the sixth century, and that, unlike the earlier Christian teachers on the shores of Devon and Cornwall, Saint Nectan and his companions, who led a missionary or eremitical life, Saint Brannock established a community without moving from the place of his first settlement, and was the first in these quarters to clear the land, drive the plough, and practise the arts of agriculture. His feast was kept on this day at Exeter Cathedral, which possessed some of his relics.

MLA Citation

  • Father Richard Stanton. “Saint Brannock, Abbot, Confessor, c.570”. Menology of England and Wales, 1887. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 April 2015. Web. 19 January 2020. <>