Pilgrims process to book’s birthplace

Lindisfarne Priory on Holy Island launches its event programme celebrating the gospels.
Lindisfarne Priory on Holy Island launches its event programme celebrating the gospels.

Large-scale images from the Lindisfarne Gospels and a facsimile of the complete book will be carried in procession into the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory during a united act of Christian worship in July, as part of the celebrations of the return of the gospels to the North East.

The open-air worship is the focal point of a pilgrimage from across the North East to the birthplace of the book.

The theme of the service, the readings from scripture and the sermon will be the seven ‘I am…’ sayings of Jesus in St John’s Gospel.

The worship will include songs and hymns led by a worship band and the choir of St Nicholas’ Cathedral in Newcastle.

The preacher will be the Reverend Ruth Gee, who will have taken up the role of President of the Methodist Conference in Britain a few days previously.

Tickets are extremely limited so must be booked from www.holyislandpil grimage2013.info