The Stained Glass in Saint Paul’s Church, Brighton

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The Windows in the Narthex (21, 22, 23, 24, 25)          Eback to Plan

 

Saints

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S Catherine of Alexandria, (d. circa 310) The palm she holds indicates she was a martyr. She carries a book that represents her great learning, with which she argued against the pagan philosophers.  She was martyred on a spiked wheel.

 

S Margaret of Antioch, (d. circa 304) was another popular maiden martyr who is shown holding her palm and crushing a dragon with the cross of faith.

 

 

 

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S Anne, the mother of Our Lady, who stands as a child before her, holding a lily that proclaims her virginity.

 

 

S Elizabeth, the mother of S John the Baptist, who stands before her with a placard proclaiming the Lamb of God.

 

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S Benedict, (c.480-550) founded the Benedictine order of monks who greatly extended Christianity through Western Europe.  He is carrying the book of his monastic rule.

 

S Martin, (316-397) first a soldier, then a monk and finally the bishop of Tours. He is shown giving alms to a beggar.

 

 

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S Thomas Moore, (1478-1535)  beheaded by Henry VIII for refusing the oath of supremacy. He is shown in the robes and gold chain of the Lord Chancellor of England, carrying a book of his writings, such as “Utopia”.

 

S John Fisher, (1469-1535) bishop of Rochester, beheaded by Henry VIII for refusing the oath of supremacy.  He was created a cardinal just before his death.

 

 

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S Paul, is seated in majesty. The scroll, rather hidden by the metal support, says in Latin “Paul our patron”.

Around him, six angels bear scrolls of praise.