Book of Saints – Cumgar


CUMGAR (CUNGAR, CYNGAR) (Saint) (November 2) Abbot. (6th century) A son of Geraint, Prince of Devon, and founder of monasteries at Badg- worth, Congresbury (Somerset) and at Llangenys (Glamorgan). He lived in the sixth century, and is one and the same with Saint Docuinus or Doguinus. This seems to be the name which was later corrupted into Oue and Kew. Saint Cumgar was buried at Congresbury, to which town he has given his name. The compilers of the English Menology hold that Saint Cumgar flourished in the eighth century in the time of King Ina of Wessex.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Cumgar”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 October 2012. Web. 15 June 2021. <>