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

Durham…and that something that stays within

We’re driving up the A1 in silence. Gone are the winding country lanes and death defying pheasants. It’s plain sailing now; full steam ahead to Durham. I glance across at … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · 4 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

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

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