Parish St Mary's and St Cuthbert's, Chester-le-Street

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    Official Website of the church. "The Lindisfarne Community brought the coffin with the incorrupt body of St. Cuthbert, the head of the Christian king Oswald and the Lindisfarne Gospels here in 883 having been involved in a ceremony to crown Guthred, Danish King of York. He granted them the ancient Roman fort of Chester le Street to be their new headquarters in southern area together with extensive lands between the rivers Tyne and Wear. The grant would later be confirmed by Alfred of Wessex and his successors. This royal foundation is still commemorated today in the wearing of red cassocks by the Church Choir. Once established, they built a wooden shrine for their saint, a scriptorium and domestic accommodation and remained here for 112 years...."
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    Parish St Mary's and St Cuthbert's, Chester-le-Street
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    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 1 month ago
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