A look into the extraordinary life of one of the key people who brought Christianity to the British Isles in the seventh century.
Raised at Lindisfarne Monastery, Saints Cedd and Chad were two of the most important people in bringing the gospel to the rest of the British Kingdoms.
Wales was one of the foremost centres of Christianity in the British Isles from the third century. Discover how monks from France brought the practices of eastern monasticism to our shores.
When their father, the King of Northumbria, was killed, his children fled for safety to the island monastery of Iona. Here they were brought up under the care of the monks. When Oswald was old enough he gathered an army to retake the throne. He invited the monks to found a monastery at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, which became a great centre of piety and learning. This helped establish the Christian faith in the rest of the British isles.