St Cuthbert's Final Journey

Following 9th century monks as they flee from invading vikings with the body of St Cuthbert and the Lindisfarne Gospels – and undertake a momentous journey that helps shape England

Norham, Flodden and the Reivers…

Norham, supposedly sheltered between the Cheviots to the south and the Lammermuir Hills to the north, where Cuthbert worked as a shepherd boy and saw a vision of Aidan’s soul … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

St Cuthbert’s Cave

They climbed the hill, exhausted already, but with God giving them strength and the good Abbot Eardred urging them on. There came the seven first, leading along Bishop Eardwulf with … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

In the Beginning…

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Thank You…

I’m lying on the grass facing late afternoon sunshine, listening to birdsong and grass that rustles in the breeze. Every so often a visitor drives back across the causeway or … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Causeway at Midnight….

This is the first poem I’ve written in years. Usually, if I do write a poem, I turn it into prose, except for all those poems I scribbled on pocket … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lindisfarne

I’m stood on top of the dunes with the wind stretching my skin, bellowing in my ears like some giant conch. And all around me I have a 360 degree … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · 3 Comments