At one time, each community in Cornwall had a yearly celebration that marked the foundation of its local church, often by a well-known Cornish saint. Feast days could be very large celebrations that were more popular than Christmas, with family meals and even gifts.
Very little is known about the life of St Sennen, aside from the fact that he was killed in Rome around 250AD. However, there are legends about St Sennen visiting Cornwall, where he had a duel with another local saint, St Just.
The church named after St Sennen was founded in 1441. Today, Sennen Feast includes a feast church service, a meeting of the local hunt and a number of other community activities.