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[[Image:Lindisfarne_Cemetery.jpg|100px|left]]'''Lindisfarne''', also called '''Holy Island''' (variant spelling, ''Lindesfarne''), is a tidal island off the northeast coast of England, which is connected to the mainland of Northumberland by a causeway, and is cut off twice a day by tides. In the 2001 census it had a usual population of 162.
The [[monastery]] of '''Lindisfarne''' was founded by St. [[Aidan of Lindisfarne]], who had been sent from [[Iona]], off the west coast of Scotland to Northumbria at the request of King St. [[Oswald of Northumbria]] around 635 A.D. It became the base for Christian evangelism in the North of England, and also sent a successful mission to Mercia. Monks from the community of [[Iona]] settled on the island.