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

112 Years in Just Ten Frustrated Minutes…and Here Comes Wilfrid so Don’t Forget to Boo!!

The Parish Church of St Cuthbert and St Mary is closed when we get to Chester-le-Street, a great shame considering his body rested here for 112 years. We try the … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · 5 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

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 · 1 Comment

They came from across the North Sea…

They came from across the North Sea, sliding over waves in their graceful longships, outcasts and outlaws from the harsh lands of vast forests and mountain ranges, pushed out by … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · 1 Comment