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.
Photographic Prayers 2 is a glossy softcover photobook which combines stunning images of Holy Island taken by Mary, Mark and their daughter Aurian Fleeson with poems and prayers written by Mary in response to the images.
Try turning the pages in the preview version below. Clicking on a page will move it forwards and backwards.
As we enter Lent we thought we'd highlight the Pocket Prayers for Lent.
Pocket Prayers for Lent contains prayers for the Morning, Midday and Evening to help you to practise a rhythm of prayer.
Entering the Season of Lent can be an amazing journey of discovery, an opportunity to journey to the foot of the cross, to be challenged by the sacrifice and reassured by the resurrection.
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.