Saint Asaph of Llanelwy

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Asaph, Shrigley and Hunt, 1909; Thomas Becket chapel, Cathedral of Saint David, Pembrokeshire, Wales; photographed on 21 July 2011 by Wolfgang Sauber; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Asaph of Llan-Elwy
  • Asa of….



Related to Saint Deiniol of Bangor and Saint Tysilo. Hermit near Tenegal, Wales. Servant to and spiritual student of Saint Kentigern. Second bishop of the Welsh diocese now known as Saint Asaph. At Tengenel, near Holywell, Wales, there are an ash-tree, well, and valley that tradition says belonged to Asaph.


  • c.550 of natural causes


MLA Citation

  • “Saint Asaph of Llanelwy“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 April 2015. Web. 27 November 2015. <>