Above Right: From Malvern Springs the Flow of Friendship - during the reign of Edward the Confessor, Saint Werstan established his religious cell in what became known as Malvern and this led to the founding of the medieval Great Malvern Priory in England - the first and original Malvern. Within three years he was killed by the Celts who objected to his intrusion. Not only the Founding Martyr Saint, he is also Patron Saint of our springs and wells. Although now usually viewed in a non-religious context, St Werstan thereby became the founding father of the many Malverns throughout the world. Malvern Spring Waters flow out from the Malvern Hills in England and trigger abundant life in the surrounding lands, a metaphor for the friendship percolating throughout Malverns worldwide. To discover more about the founding of Great Malvern, the original Malvern from which others originated click 'Malverns' immediately below.