Brannoc of Braunton

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Born 6th century
supposedly Wales
Died Braunton in North Devon
Venerated in Anglican Communion, the Eastern Orthodox Church and Roman Catholicism
Major shrine Braunton in North Devon (destroyed)
Feast 26 June or 7 January.

Brannoc of Braunton or Saint Brannock was a Christian saint associated with the village of Braunton in the English county of Devon. His feast is January 7.


Brannock is believed to have migrated from South Wales to establish a monastery at Braunton in the 6th century. He is believed to have been buried there. It is also believed that he built his church on a hill overlooking Braunton, but it has since collapsed. In a dream he was told to look for a sow and piglets for the site to build his new church. This story is commemorated in one of the stained glass windows and in a roof boss of St Brannock's Church, Braunton.[1]

Braunton celebrates St Brannock's Day each 26 June, but Exeter Cathedral celebrates his feast day on 7 January and 7 April. The latter may be a conflation with Saint Brynach whose feast day is 7 April.[2]


  1. ^ "History of St.Brannock's church
  2. ^ "Brannoc", Oxford Index

External links

  • St.Brannock's church web site Retrieved May 2012
  • Brief biography of St Brannock Retrieved May 2012

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