1 Light of the World

The Light of the World stained glass window situated above the altar is based on a painting by William Holman Hunt (1827 – 1910). He was a well-known Pre-Raphaelite artist. This painting is one of the most celebrated and influential religious pictures ever painted. The original hangs in Keble College, Oxford, England, and a coy by the artist is in St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England.

In the centre of the window, Christ stands dressed in a priestly robe. On His head is a radiant crown representing the hope of salvation. In His hand, He carries a lantern, which represented the light of conscience. Christ is knocking on a door without a handle, overgrown with rambles and ivy. This is the door to humanity's sould and can be opened only from the inside. This window was designed and produced by Robert McCausland Limited and was presented to the church at a dedication service on December 20, 1914. 

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 SUP WITH HIM, AND HE WITH ME. – REVELATION 3:20

In memory of Timothy Eaton, 1834 - 1907