Cuthbert of Farne
Mainstreet is of course, situated in the path of St Cuthbert’s Way, so we are delighted to be hosting an event to mark publication of Cuthbert of Farne, written by Northumberland author Katharine Tiernan on Tues 28th May.
“Growing up in North Northumberland, I have a sense of personal connection both to St Cuthbert and to the landscapes of the North East where he lived. It has been a joy to write this novel and I hope it will shed new light on the life of the North’s greatest saint.” – Katharine Tiernan
This historical novel brings new life to the legendary Anglo-Saxon saints of the North and tells the story of the struggle for the Church in seventh-century England. Characters include not only Cuthbert, but other Northern saints like Wilfrid, Aidan and Hilda of Whitby.
St Cuthbert lived as a monk, bishop, and then hermit, on Holy Island (Lindisfarne). Revered during his own lifetime for his preaching and holiness, Cuthbert was acclaimed a saint in 698.