Blessed James Fenn

detail of a holy card of Blessed James Fenn at his execution, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Educated at Corpus Christi College and Gloucester Hall at Oxford University. Married layman and schoolmaster. Widower. He studied at Rheims, France, and was ordained in 1580. He returned to England to minister to covert Catholics in the area of Somerset. Arrested for his faith, he was convicted of treason when he remained loyal to Rome and refused to take the Oath of Supremacy. Martyr.





MLA Citation

  • “Blessed James Fenn“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 May 2020. Web. 17 June 2021. <>