Stained Glass Windows

The Oxford Movement Window

The Reverend Dr John Mason Neale is the central figure depicted in the Oxford Movement window on the north wall of St Swithun's Church. Neale's Prayer desk is in the Lady Chapel and his crucifix often hangs over the altar. He is buried in the Churchyard, close to Sackville College, where he was the Warden of this almshouse from 1846-66. He took up this post as a young clergyman aged 28, with his wife, their little girl and baby boy. They had 3 more daughters and lived at Sackville College for 20 years. Neale died of chest troubles, probably tuberculosis, in 1866, aged only 48. When Neale died, he was buried in St Swithun’s churchyard. Neale also founded the Society of St Margaret, one of the first sisterhoods of nuns to be founded after the Reformation.  

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Images of Mothers in St. Swithun's Church
Images of Mothers in St. Swithun's Church

John Mason Neale window and articles
John Mason Neale window and articles

Presentation of Christ in the Temple
Presentation of Christ in the Temple

The East Window
The East Window

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The Saint Cuthman Window

The Transfiguration of Christ
The Transfiguration of Christ