Relics of St Cuthbert go on display at Durham Cathedral

Posted July 31, 2017 11:34 pm by Staff Reporter

Relics of one of Britain’s earliest saints, St Cuthbert, have gone on display in Durham Cathedral. The centrepiece of the permanent exhibition at the cathedral – which was built in his honour – is an oak coffin, made in Lindisfarne in AD 698, 11 years after Cuthbert’s death. Other exhibits include the saint’s pectoral cross – Cuthbert was called back from his hermit’s cell to become a bishop – and…

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