Saint Cuthbert


Happy St Cuthbert’s Day!
St Cuthbert’s Society, a college of Durham University established in 1888, is named after the saint and on or around each 20 March celebrates with a magnificent feast. “Cuth’s Day”.

*Saint Cuthbert (c. 634 – 20 March 687) was a saint of the early Northumbrian church in the Celtic tradition. He was a monk, bishop and hermit, associated with the monasteries of Melrose and Lindisfarne. After his death he became one of the most important medieval saints of Northern England, with a cult centred on his tomb at Durham Cathedral. Cuthbert is regarded as the patron saint of northern England.

Read more from BBC’s Religion and Ethics

Images: St Cuthbert Gospel


Holy Island has a recorded history from the 6th century. It was an important center of Celtic Christianity under Saints Aidan of Lindisfarne, Cuthbert, Eadfrith of Lindisfarne and Eadberht of Lindisfarne. After Viking invasions and the Norman conquest of England a priory was reestablished. A small castle was built on the island in 1550. it is isolated, beautiful and a photographer’s dream.

This is Northumberland.

My party is getting ready to introduce a new character to the campaign, and this is a brief, out of context selection of things said between myself, him, and the DM on a day we were working on sheets (because our cleric failed to show. Damn Saint of Saint Cuthbert.)

Rogue: I am not banging the goblin.

Summoner: But what if use disguise.

Rogue: …I am notbanging the goblin. What do I need, a will check against the disguise to see through it?

DM: Perception to see through the disguise, will check to not bang the goblin.


Later after a more interesting conversation about spells.

Rogue: No offense, but I’m not sharing a hamster ball with a goblin. No, no wait, full offense.

(I swear we’re usually a normal party.)