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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.
Recently Lindisfarne has become the centre for the revival of so-called "Celtic Christianity" in the North of England; the minister of the church there is a well-known author of Celtic Christian books and prayers. Following from this Lindisfarne has become a popular retreat center, as well as holiday destination.
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