St Stephen was one of seven deacons appointed to assist the Apostles (Acts of the Apostles 6: 5). He was quickly distinguished for the ‘signs and wonders’ he did among the people, leading him to be falsely accused of blasphemy against God, Moses and the Law. Here he is shown preaching to a group of men and women. The saint, identified by his tonsured head and silver-stained nimbus, is seated. The listening group comprises four women and five men, although most of the heads are inserts introduced by restorers.