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

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

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Vernal Equinox…a poem by Alan O’Cain

The following poem was written by Alan O’Cain after the St Cuthbert’s Day Walk on March 20th 2013. March 20th was not only St Cuthbert’s Day – it was Vernal … Continue reading

March 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

St Cuthbert’s Day Walk….with Otters, Rune-stones, Banners and a Service

The numbers were down on expectations, not surprising given the horrific weather forecast of driving snow and sleet. I looked up to the sky and crossed my fingers, then back … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 13 Comments

Pieta by Fenwick Lawson….Unique Insights from his Daughter

Richard said he would love it if I wrote about the Pieta by Fenwick Lawson for his blog. And I said I would love it too. But when it really … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · 8 Comments

To Bede or Not to Bede…

Who are we and where do we come from? A great deal of people reading this may answer, “English…from England.” Some of you may sing about England’s green and pleasant … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

History…

History History books can be dangerous things…especially when written brilliantly  – Francis Pryor, Archaeologist

February 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Into the Wild…

“Cuthbert was wont to preach in those villages that were far away on steep and rugged mountainsides, which others dreaded to visit and whose poverty as well as ignorance prevented … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

The seas only gifts…

The seas only gifts are harsh blows and occasionally, the chance to feel strong. Now I don’t know much about the sea, but I do know that that’s the way … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Lindisfarne Gospels

In July 2013, one of the world’s most beautiful and important books will return to the North-East of England. The Lindisfarne Gospels, an illuminated manuscript created in the early 8th … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Even if…

Even if I could possibly hide myself in a tiny dwelling on a rock, where the waves of the swelling ocean surrounded me on all sides, and shut me in … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · Leave a comment