Saint Swithun Wells

statue of Saint Swithun Wells, date, artist and location unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial

Profile

Married layman teacher in the apostolic vicariate of England. Martyred in the persecutions of Queen Elizabeth I for having provided shelter to priests, noteably Saint Edmund Gennings and Saint Polydore Plasden, hiding from the antiCatholic authorities, and for permitting Mass to be celebrated in his house.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Swithun Wells“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 April 2016. Web. 5 December 2016. <>