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 have been closed due to Covid for many months but hope it will not be long before we can re-open and when we do, we aim to keep our building open from 9.30am – 6.00pm unless it has been booked by a group and we are closed on Mondays unless there is an exhibition on.
While closed, we have taken the opportunity to carry out some essential repairs but also some exciting alterations and improvements to the Centre. When we re-open you will find extended facilities for groups or individuals and over the coming months we also hope to make our garden an even more special place where you may find new nooks and crannies to just sit and ‘be’.
At the moment we are unable to add to our collection of reflections on our Facebook page each Saturday but please browse through the many reflections already posted there where we hope you may find something to help or inspire.
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.