Holy Places, Holy People


ISBN: 9780745953045

Publication date: June 20, 2008

Format: Paperback

Extent: 128 pages

Dimensions: 198mm(length) 127mm(width)

Imprint: Lion Books

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The North-East of England is rich in history, beautiful scenery and welcoming people. Celebrated for its Christian heritage, its saints are as diverse as the varied scenery in which we discover their history.

This book is for pilgrims – both physical and metaphorical – who want the wisdom of the past to shape their present. In each chapter we discover the stories of the saints, both well known and unfamiliar, as we journey to the places they made famous. Some of the sites and saints included in the book are:
– Holy Island – Aidan, Cuthbert and Eadfrith
– Hexham and Heavenfield – Oswald and Wilfrid
– Jarrow & Monkwearmouth – Bede, Benedict Biscop and Ceolfrith.
– Durham Cathedral – Cuthbert’s community

Meet the author: Rev Gavin Wakefield

Gavin Wakefield is an Anglican minister and currently the Director of Training, Mission and Ministry for the Diocese of York, where he oversees all diocesan training offered for clergy and lay people.
Previously he was Deputy Warden of Cranmer Hall Durham where he developed pilgrimages across the north east, as well as in depth study of mission in the region. He is continuing the pattern of this book – relating stories of previous Christians with today’s needs – by learning stories of a similar kind in Yorkshire.

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