028 b029 window north aisle

North Nave Aisle 2 - Christ the Good Shepherd & Suffer the Little Children

This window is also by Alexander Gibbs and, like the previous window, was installed in 1874. It contains two images: Christ the Good Shepherd at the top, and below surrounded by children, recalling his injunction to ‘Suffer the little children to come unto me’. 

Note how two of the glazing bars are bent around babies in the image, so as not to interfere with the design.

Alexander Gibbs was from a family of talented and prolific stained glass designers. He started his own business in 1858, an enterprise that continued until 1915.

We hope you have enjoyed this tour of Romsey Abbey's stained glass.  Before you leave, please visit the Abbey's gift shop and bookstall. These are packed full of cards, gifts, souvenirs of your visit and a wide selection of books. Please do browse and buy!

It costs at least £1400 a day to maintain this magnificent building that hosts so many services and festivals, musical and cultural events as well as educational activities. If you have enjoyed your visit, please make a donation towards the upkeep of this beautiful place or, perhaps, consider becoming a Friend of Romsey Abbey.

Thank you. 

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