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The St Cuthbert Window

D2 St Paul

This tracery panel was designed and made by J.W. Knowles under the direction of Rev. J.T. Fowler in 1886-8. It shows the apostle St Paul (d. c.65). Paul was originally named Saul of Tarsus and was a Jewish persecutor of Christians, but converted after having a vision of Christ. Paul’s writings profoundly influenced Christian theology and around half of the books of the New Testament are attributed to him. Paul is traditionally depicted alongside St Peter, which is why the two figures occupy adjacent tracery panels.