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South Nave Aisle - Christ Healing the Blind Man

In the 5th bay is a window in memory of Caroline Noel (1817-1877), the hymn writer and youngest daughter of a former Vicar of Romsey. Author of a number of poems expressing her faith, she is best known for the popular hymn, ‘At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow’. Caroline was ill for much of her life, and the window depicts Christ healing the blind man. You can see a wall plaque in her memory on the wall nearby.

The glass was made by the German firm of Franz Mayer of Munich and dates from 1880. The company, which was founded in 1847, also makes mosaics and is still family-owned.

Continue eastwards, past the brightly-curtained Abbess's Doorway and turn right into the South Transept.

Romsey Abbey - A Guide to the Stained Glass
  1. An Introduction
  2. The West Window
  3. South Nave Aisle - Abraham and Isaac
  4. South Nave Aisle - The Annunciation
  5. South Nave Aisle - St Anna and The Presentation in the Temple
  6. South Nave Aisle - Christ Healing the Blind Man
  7. South Transept - The Three Marys
  8. South Transept - The Dutton Windows
  9. South Transept - The Tollemache Windows
  10. The French Glass
  11. St Anne's Chapel - The Child Jesus in the Temple and The Epiphany Windows
  12. St Ethelflaeda's Chapel - The Crucifixion
  13. St Mary's Chapel - The Adoration of the Shepherds
  14. St George's Chapel - St Michael and the Dragon
  15. St George's Chapel - The Pool at Bethesda
  16. The North Choir Aisle - The Calling Window
  17. The East Windows
  18. North Transept - The Angel of Music
  19. The North Transept (north wall, left) - The Annunciation
  20. The North Transept (north wall, right) - The Holy Family
  21. The North Transept (west wall) - St Swithun
  22. North Nave Aisle 1 - Healing the Lame, The Good Samaritan, and Healing the Blind Man
  23. North Nave Aisle 2 - Christ the Good Shepherd & Suffer the Little Children