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The centrepiece of the permanent exhibition is an oak coffin, made in Lindisfarne in AD 698

An accidental pilgrimage

I touched down from America hoping only for a few good dinners. But I found hints everywhere of British Catholicism’s surprising vitality

St Cuthbert retired to an island and would only open his window to give blessings

The St Cuthbert Gospel is believed to be the oldest intact book produced in Europe

A group of Year 11 students, chaplains and teachers walked from Melrose to Holy Island in the last week of term

St Cuthbert (March 20) was an examplar of a less triumphal, more inward form of religion than that represented by St Wilfrid, the pope’s henchman

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms