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

A Magnificent Response!

Well, our exhibition, Retraced: St Cuthbert’s Final Journey, has been open since the 27th June and we really have had a magnificent response so far…with over 1,400 visitors to date … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · 8 Comments

Retraced: St Cuthbert’s Final Journey – The Exhibition

Well, the Festival of the North East has been stoking the fires of creativity in the region with lots of wonderful events. And now the headline act is almost upon … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 5 Comments

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

Mutilated Effigies, a Deserted Medieval Village and a Sub-Sea Engineer in Cuthbert’s Town

The church at South Cowton is fortress-like, its solid no-nonsense walls and thin windows built to withstand the tumultuous times it was built in – the 15th Century; when life … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 6 Comments

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

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

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