My theme this week is “Five Windows”, a small collection of photos of windows taken during our holiday in Berwick-upon-Tweed in 2010, and to finish the week, I’ve picked this photo of the stained glass window of St Cuthbert’s Chapel on the Farne Islands, off the Northumberland coast.
I don’t want to say too much about the Farne Islands just yet – there are plenty of photos to come from our boat trip out to the islands over the coming weeks. But it is worth saying a few words about St Cuthbert, who is strongly associated with Lindisfarne / Holy Island just up the coast from the Farne Islands. He settled on the Farne Islands twice, once to retire from his responsibilities, and then a second time just months before he died on Inner Farne Island.
Sadly, there is no trace today of the building that St Cuthbert build for himself. The chapel you can visit today was build around 1300. This window depicting him was added in the 19th century by Charles Thorp.
If you’re reading this in the RSS feed, my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed, so for now you’ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map. Sorry.