We are Lindisfarne Scriptorium, a small business based on a small Island off the coast of Northumbria roughly half-way between Newcastle and Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne was key to the Christian faith being spread throughout the North of England in the 7th century A.D. and was the location of a Celtic and then later Benedictine monastic community.
Taking spiritual and visual inspiration from the work of the monks who created wonderful books like the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Book of Kells, the calligraphy, illumination and illustration we offer you is a merging of old skills with new materials and new techniques inspired by ancient sacred works.
We aim to offer an artform which draws the viewer into an experience of prayer, meditation and blessing. Our inspiration is also drawn from the rich Celtic spirituality of Northumbria; our Christian faith and the beautiful environment of Holy Island. We aim to follow the great Monastic Scriptorium tradition of producing pieces of artwork that give glory to God and help His people to worship.
A new piece for Christmas 2018 based on the song, Let Our Voices Rise Like Incense.
Mary writes 'This song has been part of my life soundtrack since I first heard it on the Petra Praise 2 album, it is one of those songs that somehow gives words when no words come to mind. Like a Taizé tune the melody carries our deepest prayers higher and further; the words from the ancient Psalm leads us gently into a deeper relationship and conversation with God.'
Linda Whitmer-Bell kindly gave me permission to use her interpretation of the Psalm, please do listen to the Petra version of the song.
Powerful Pocket Prayers for Every Day contains some prayers that have been tried and tested over the last few years along with some new ones. The binding prayer changed my life (Mary).
It is is a threefold leaflet (99mmX105mm) unfolded (297mm X 105mm).
We have ordered 100 more calendars which will arrive by the 26th October. Please order whilst stocks last.
As the days seem to hurtle by, it's difficult to get some quiet space so we thought we'd highlight the Pocket Prayers for Quiet.
Pocket Prayers for a Quiet Day contains prayers and meditations to help you to focus during a retreat or quiet day.
The could also be used to punctuate the day and help you practise a rhythm of prayer..
This months spotlight is on one of our first Creative Retreat Books.
It was designed to guide you through a day long retreat or quiet day whether it be at home or away.
It offers prayers and activities. Some to challenge and some to help you relax and clear your mind.
This home is Yours my God - May it be comfortable and filled with love - Let there be light
This home is Yours my God - May it be blessed and filled with laughter - Let there be joy
This home is Yours my God - May it be safe and filled with peace - Let there be hope
This home blessing features the cross of St. Brigid, the legend tells that she wove the cross at the death bed of either her father or a pagan lord, who upon hearing what the cross meant, asked to be baptized.