St. Alban the Martyr

The East Window of the South Chapel - St Patrick

This window shows episodes from the life of St Patrick.

What date is this window?
We know that it was installed by 1896; we know that three windows were installed in 1891, but it is not certain that this was one of them.

Who made this window?
We do not know for sure. We do know that it was not made by the firm of Clayton and Bell, who made the other Victorian stained glass in the church. Some features of the decorative glass have parallels in windows elsewhere made by the firm of Lavers, Barraud and Westlake.

Who gave this window?
We do not know. Most of our stained glass windows have plaques indicating who gave them or in whose memory they were given. There is no plaque with this window - though there might once have been one that has now been hidden by the reredos behind the altar below the window.

This page is part of our project "Revealing St Alban's Hidden Heritage" supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.