St Asaph

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(late 6th cent.), Welsh saint.

According to a 12th-cent. reference, he was a disciple of St Kentigern, and, when the latter returned to Scotland, succeeded him as head of the monastery of Llanelwy (later called St Asaph) and became the first Welsh bishop of the see. Feast day 1 May; in the Church of Wales, 5 May.

Subjects: Christianity.

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