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Saint Buriana or Buryan Virgin

Reposed 6 century Remembered May 1

St Buriana (Buryan) was an Irish female saint from whom the ancient village of St Buryan takes its name. There is is another wonderful small regnant cross in the churchyard. When King Athelstan passed through it he stopped and prayed at her chapel for victory for his attack on the Scillies. Having obtained victory he had a monastery and church set up by royal charter at St Buryan, one of the earliest of its kind in Cornwall.


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