The Light of the World
Undoubtedly the most dominating feature of the north transept is William Holman Hunt's painting The Light of the World, which forms an altarpiece in the Chapel of St Erkenwald and St Ethelburga, otherwise known as the Middlesex Chapel.
The painting depicts the figure of Christ knocking on a door that opens from inside, suggesting that God can only enter our lives if we invite Him in. It dates from around 1900 and is the third version that Hunt
Measures 42 x 60 cm
Behold I stand at the door and knock if any man hear my voice and open the door I will come in to him and will sup with him and he with me.