18 a023 window st marys chapel

St Mary's Chapel - The Adoration of the Shepherds

In the next chapel, St Mary’s, we have a slightly later Clayton and Bell window, made in 1879. 

This nativity window shows the Adoration of the Shepherds.

The two quatrefoils at the top of the window show the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet - the beginning and the end. Together they represent The Lord.

The window was installed in memory of George Bright Footner 1801 -1879. The Footner family were significant in the town of Romsey as wine merchants, bankers and solicitors.

The London-based glassmakers Clayton and Bell flourished from 1855 until 1993. At the time they designed this window they employed a workforce of about 300.

Continue into St George's Chapel.

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