The Journey

This sculpture stands inside The Parish Church of St Mary, Lindisfarne:

In the south aisle stands the imposing statue known as The Journey, depicting the monks of Lindisfarne carrying St.Cuthbert’s body on the first stage of its journey to Durham and is probably the first thing to catch the visitor’s eye. The sculpture is an acclaimed work of Dr Fenwick Lawson made up of 35 piece of elmwood, carved principally with a chain-saw. This has been loaned to St Mary’s Church and a bronze copy has been placed in the Millennium Square in Durham, thus marking the start and finishing places of the journey of St Cuthbert’s coffin between 698 and c920.

The Journey

14 Comments CherryPie on Jan 28th 2014

14 Responses to “The Journey”

  1. My goodness, I like that sculpture. Very fine.

  2. Lisl says:

    It sounds as if it is placed in just the right position, Cherie. It looks very striking indeed

  3. rusty duck says:

    Wow. It looks life size? Very impressive.

  4. Ginnie says:

    OMG, Cherry. That would be incredibly stunning to see!

  5. So we have to go to Durham to complete the “journey”? ;)

  6. Claude says:

    Well done!

  7. J_on_tour says:

    I must confess, I haven’t seen this before, shame on me although I have got a photo set up my sleeve of the copy from Durham. I’m not sure that it’s been located in the correct place though.