Saint John Lloyd

detail of a Saint John Lloyd holy card, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Educated at the Royal College of Saint Alban at Valladolid, Spain, entering in 1649. Took the missionary oath on 16 October 1649 to return to England. Sent to Wales in 1654 to minister to covert Catholics, he lived his vocation while constantly on the run for 24 years. Arrested at Penllyne, Glamorganshire, 20 November 1678. Served time in the Cardiff jail with Saint Philip Evans. It took several months before the authorities could find anyone will to testify about the two, but they finally had a trial and condemned them on 5 May 1679 for the treason of Catholic priesthood. One of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.






Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint John Lloyd“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 April 2020. Web. 4 July 2020. <>