A WINDOW in All Saints Parish Church in Evesham is featured in a new book capturing the beauty of pre-Raphaelite stained glass church windows.

A picture of "Joshua" is among more than 500 images of windows from churches across the UK contained in the lavishly–illustrated book, Damozels and Deities.

The 400-page volume is written by art historian William Waters, the world authority on Pre-Raphaelite stained glass , including the artists Henry Holiday, who designed the Joshua window, and Edward Burne-Jones.

All the photographs have been taken by an award-winning architectural photographer from Worcestershire, Alastair Carew-Cox of Abbots Morton near Inkberrow.

"It's been an honour and a privilege to work on Damozels and Deities," said Mr Carew-Cox. "The book traces the development of stained glass windows as an art form in the three decades 1870 to the death of Burne-Jones in 1898. Joshua at All Saints is a fine example of that Pre-Raphaelite artistry."

Mr Carew-Cox, who has worked as an architectural photographer for 35 years, added: "I hope the book stimulates interest, partcularly in the work of Edward Burne- Jones. Born in Birmingham, he designed the stained glass windows in Birmingham Cathedral where a project called Divine Beauty has just been launched to raise thousands of pounds to clean and restore his work."

Damozels and Deities is published by Seraphim Press, on sale at £60.