Saints and Their Symbols – Saint Alphege

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Alphege of Winchester at the clerestory of Great Saint Mary's church, Cambridge, England, date and artist unknown; photographed by Brother Lawrence Lew, OP; swiped off his flickr site and used with permissionArticle

A.D. 1012, April 19. Archbishop of Canterbury. When the Danes took and burnt the city of Canterbury, Saint Alphege was first imprisoned, and then stoned to death, for refusing to ransom his life. His remains were interred in Saint Paul’s Cathedral, and ten years later were translated to Canterbury. Emblem – Carrying stones in his chasuble.

MLA Citation

  • E A Greene. “Saint Alphege”. Saints and Their Symbols, 1909. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 August 2018. Web. 5 March 2021. <>