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

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

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

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 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

The Hobbit, Tolkien’s Middle Earth and Northumbria…

Please forgive me what may be considered a distraction but I’ve literally just returned home from watching The Hobbit with my nine year old son and feel compelled to write. … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · 2 Comments