Holy Island is a very special place in the far North East of England, separated from the the rest of Northumberland by a 4 mile long causeway, which is covered by the North Sea for 5 hours at a time, twice a day.
As well as being a place of great natural beauty, Holy Island (also known as Lindisfarne) is the place where Christianity first arrived in England in 635 AD. It has been a place of pilgrimage ever since.
St Cuthbert’s Centre is at the heart of the Island, offering a welcome to many different visitors, and a prayerful space for individuals or groups.
After many months of being closed, we are delighted to be able to say that the Centre will be reopening in April. Due to illness, we are not able to open every day at present but will be open for a few hours every Friday, Saturday and Monday. Times will vary depending on the tides and safe crossing times. In addition, in the near future we hope to be able to resume some days when we can offer a short time of reflection and prayer. Please keep an eye here on our website, or on our Facebook page.
We hope that you will be able to enjoy a little time in our newly refurbished space. Over the next few months we hope to make our garden an even more special place where you can find new nooks and crannies to just sit and ‘be’ but for the time being you are welcome to enjoy it as it is.
Also, over the summer there are three very different Artist in Residence events. Please see our Events Page for more information. We look forward to seeing you.
Do please have a look at the entries in our Blog where we hope you will find something to inspire or help.
On behalf of the United Reformed Church the Revd. Rachel Poolman, the Minister of St Cuthbert’s, together with the Management Group are privileged to exercise a ministry of hospitality to visitors to the island. Please take time to explore this site and we hope that we can soon resume more normal activities and welcome you to St Cuthbert’s soon.