St. Cuthbert

I visited Durham at the end of last week. Every time I go into the Cathedral there, I pray at the tomb of St. Cuthbert. It is extraordinary that this great Anglo Saxon Saint is still there all these years after his initial wanderings. There is a simple prayer written there which acknowledges his role as a shepherd of his flock in troubled times. It is both moving and simple.

That evening the whole of the Cathedral on Palace Green was lit up as a son et lumière. It is when these Cathedrals are lit up in bright colours that they begin to come back to the way which they might have looked in medieval times, each Saint decked out in colour for maximum effect.