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The St Cuthbert Window

20d St Cuthbert sends holy water to Hemma's wife

This panel is one of eleven designed and made by J.W. Knowles under the direction of Rev. J.T. Fowler in 1886-8. It shows St Cuthbert blessing water held by his priest, to cure the wife of a gesith (a retainer or companion of a king). The gesith, Hemma (or Heunna) stands on the right, having arrived to ask Cuthbert to help his wife.