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The St Cuthbert Window

10a St Aidan's soul carried to heaven by angels

This panel shows the death of St Aidan, who lies in bed on the right. Above, his soul is carried to heaven by two angels. Next to the bed, a priest is administering the last rites, assisted by an acolyte who holds his prayer book and observed by a doctor. The panel would originally have followed panel 7d, which shows St Cuthbert in a field, watching sheep, at the moment when he saw St Aidan’s soul carried to heaven.