The Stained Glass in Saint Paul’s Church, Brighton

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The South Aisle (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) )          Eback to Plan  

 

The Saints of the English Church

 

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S Boniface, (680-755) a Benedictine, an Anglo-Saxon missionary from Crediton in Devon, the Apostle of the Germans. As archbishop of Mainz, he is shown holding a foliate cross representing the oak sacred to the pagan Germans which he cut down just before he was martyred.

 

S Swithun, (d.862) bishop of Winchester, the capital of Wessex.  His feast day, 15th July, is associated with fair summer weather.

 

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S Edward the Confessor, (1004-1066) the last Anglo-Saxon king of England and patron of England.

 

S Edmund, King & Martyr, (849-870) King of the East Angles who was martyred by the Danes.

 

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S Dunstan, (c. 910-988) a Benedictine, abbot of Glastonbury, bishop of Worcester, archbishop of Canterbury. He restored the Anglo-Saxon church.

 

S Elphage the Martyr, (954-1012) an Anglo-Saxon abbot, bishop of Winchester and then archbishop of Canterbury, who was martyred by the Danes.

 

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Triptych of the Annunciation, the Resurrection and Pentecost.

 

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S Anslem, (1033-1109) a Benedictine who came over from France shortly after the Norman conquest became archbishop of Canterbury. A great scholar who was exiled by both William Rufus and Henry I, he was declared a doctor of the Church.

 

S Edward Martyr, (962-979) briefly king of Wessex and protégé of S Dunstan, he was murdered by his stepmother, Elfrida, the mother of Ethelred the Unready, father of S Edward the Confessor.

 

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S Hugh of Lincoln, (1140-1200) a Carthusian from Burgundy who founded the first Charterhouse in England.

 

S Richard of Chichester, (1197-1253) He studied widely on the Continent and was made chancellor of Oxford University and later bishop of Chichester.

 

The light to the windows 11 and 12 is obscured by the roof of the cloister. The decorative panels have been rearranged to reduce this effect as much as possible, but even so, no sun light gets to the lower half of S Richard’s image.