The Final Journey of St Cuthbert


A new website for an exciting new project – with Durham University and award winning photographer Paul Alexander Knox.

In 2013 and 2014 you will mainly find me here instead… St Cuthbert’s Final Journey As detailed below I’m working with students and academics from Durham University to research and travel the route taken by the Community of St Cuthbert when fleeing from Viking invasion in 875 AD, with the body of St Cuthbert,the head of St Oswald, bones of St Aidan, the Lindisfarne Gospels and other precious relics. It seems their journey, of seven years and over a thousand miles through the ancient kingdom of Northumbria, was not one of blind panic but was strategic and helped galvanise Christianity at a time when pagan Vikings were threatening to take control of the whole landmass. I’m taking Paul Alexander Knox with me when I travel the route so there will be some beautiful pictures too. I’ll see you back here in 2014 / 2015. With thanks – Richard

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