The Stained Glass in Saint Paul’s Church, Brighton


The Windows in the Sacristy (20)          back to Plan


Doctors of the Church


The North wall of the sacristy, which is usually closed to visitors, was originally an exterior wall and it has a window with two lights.  There is a letter from Fr Wagner commissioning these two images that represent the theologians of the Greek and the Latin church.




S John Chrysostom (344-407) was the controversial Patriarch of Constantinople, who was given the name of ‘Golden-mouth’ because of his inspiring sermons which were regularly received with applause and cheering. However, the beehive at his feet is usually an attribute of S Ambrose, the Prefect and Archbishop of Milan, another Doctor of the Church, the mentor of the Western Emperor Gratian and of S Augustine of Hippo.


S Augustine of Hippo, (354-430) the great Doctor of the Western Church who established Latin scholarship for the whole of the middle ages. He is depicted in his episcopal robes with a processional cross.


Detail of the bees around their hive: