Aidan of Lindisfarne (died 31 August 651) was an Irish monk and missionary credited with restoring Christianity to Northumbria. He founded a monastic cathedral on the island of Lindisfarne, served as its first bishop, and travelled ceaselessly throughout the countryside, spreading the gospel to both the Anglo-Saxon nobility and to the socially disenfranchised (including children and slaves). Commemoration: June 9
the journey by jonnybaker, via Flickr "amazing sculpture there in st mary's church of monks carrying the body of st cuthbert to the mainland en route to durham. it's an extraordinary sculpture - i found it utterly compelling. apparently it was largely made by chainsaw - the artist is fenwick lawson."