Stained Glass of St Edmundsbury Cathedral
The Very Reverend James E. Atwell
- Richly illustrated with 50 images of the Cathedral’s stained glass
The dignity, serenity and order of the Cathedral of St James, Bury St Edmunds, owes much to its stained glass, which was conceived as a single decorative scheme. Illustrating scenes from the New Testament, the windows along the south aisle were positioned on the sunny side of the Cathedral. Among these windows, the lower lights contain episodes from the life of Christ, and the upper lights contain the figures of apostles and saints, including St James and St Edmund. Among the windows on the more sombre north aisle, episodes from the Old Testament are contained in the lower lights, and the upper lights contain the figures of patriarchs, prophets and kings. This richly illustrated guide follows the route taken around the Cathedral, with a fold-out plan inside the front cover.