The St Cuthbert Window

D1 St Peter

This tracery panel was designed and made by J.W. Knowles under the direction of Rev. J.T. Fowler in 1886-8. It shows St Peter (d. c.64), the leader of the apostles. York Minster is dedicated to Peter. Knowles has represented him holding a large key, in reference to Jesus promising the keys to the kingdom of heaven to Peter. Peter is traditionally depicted alongside St Paul, which is why the two figures occupy adjacent tracery panels.