Saint Conval of Strathclyde

Also known as

  • Conval the Confessor
  • Conwall….



Son of an Irish prince. Spiritual student of Saint Kentigern. Archdeacon and priest. One day as he stood on the edge of the Irish sea he asked for God‘s guidance for his life. The stone on which he was standing broke loose and carried him to Inchinnan where a chapel stands to commemorate it. Evangelized throughout East Renfrewshire, Scotland where there still exist “Conval wells” in Barrhead and Thornliebank.





Additional Information


Taking to heart Christ’s holy command, thou didst preach His Gospel to the nation of the Picts, O Father Conwall, setting us a laudable example. Pray that we may be granted strength also to witness for Christ until our last breath, that having lived only for Him, we may be made worthy to enter His Kingdom. – Orthodox Christian dismissal hymn on the feast of Saint Conwall

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Conval of Strathclyde“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 May 2009. Web. 23 September 2021. <>