Friday, September 27, 2013

Manuscripts that changed the world

Wednesday 25th September 2013
The frontal currently on the altar at St Cuthbert's Bellingham shows St Cuthbert's cross and a Celtic weave design.
It was lovely to gather here for Morning Prayer with the Methodist minister and her husband as well as my Anglican colleague.  Yesterday it had been the Roman Catholic priest with a friend who joined me for Evening Prayer.
     After spending some time setting up features of the Lindisfarne Gospels display that had been put away overnight, I went to Otterburn to take the Wednesday morning Communion service.  Back to Bellingham just in time for a very interesting talk from the Assistant Director of Bede's World Museum about the astonishing sophistication and influence of the scholarship that came out of Northumbria 1300 years ago.
     I returned to church to welcome the next visiting school.
In the evening we gathered for a Book Group which ranged over topics stimulated by books which ranged from The Life of Pi to Holocaust and conversion experience.

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