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Tuesday 25 May 2021

"Unfurl the sails, and let God steer us where He will"

Bede's shrine in Durham Cathedral:

Bede

Today is the feast of St Bede the Venerable, the great Father of English Church history. You can watch Mass for his feast by clicking here.

Like our own St Philip, St Bede had a deep relationship with place, and never travelled beyond fifty miles from his monastery at Jarrow. Nevertheless, his learning and scholarship gave him a knowledge of the world which still informs us today. We also know that Bede visited York, to see the bishop, and King Ceolwulf.