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.
We have been able to have the Centre open most days since late summer thanks to the help of some local volunteers and we are so grateful for their help. Over December and January we are having some bits and pieces of maintenance work done as well as having decorators in to repaint the main space which wasn’t done in 2021 when we had the other building works carried out. The garden is still available to any who wish to rest awhile and you can enjoy our new benches which we were able to purchase following our Gift Day in September. 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.
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 resume more normal activities in 2023 and welcome you to St Cuthbert’s soon.