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.
We hope that the Centre will now be open most days for visitors to call in and enjoy the peaceful space. If it is not open when you call, please bear with us as, due to illness, we are relying on volunteer help to open up for the time being. Instead rest awhile in the garden and enjoy the sights, sounds and scents you will experience there. Please keep an eye here or on our Facebook page for any further updates and news of some exciting events and activities that are being planned.
Thanks to the careful ministrations of Carol, our gardener, with a bit of help from some of the Management Group, the garden is now looking much improved. Although there is a lot more still to do, we have plans for more long-term planting as well as other ways to make the garden a place of peace and sanctuary itself even if the Centre is not open for visitors.
Also, over the summer there are three very different Artist in Residence events. Please see our Events Page for more information on these and the Gift Day 3rd September. 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.