The North Transept (north wall, right) - The Holy Family

On the right is a window in memory of the remarkable Revd E L Berthon, vicar between 1860 and 1892, who carried out major restoration to the Abbey church. This window shows the Holy family in Nazareth, with Mary teaching Jesus to read, and Joseph at work with his plane. Note the homely items like the knitting wool and needle, the scissors and other tools behind the figures.

The subject of Joseph at work is appropriate, since Berthon himself was a woodworker and ran a boatyard in the town, as well as being a keen astronomer and inventor. This is an appropriate place to commemorate him, since it was he who removed from this chapel a large wooden gallery holding the Walker organ and many seats, which would have totally blocked this window.  The window once again comes from the firm of James Powell and Sons.

Turn to your left.

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