Saints and Stones: St. Aidan's Church (Bamburgh)
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St. Aidan's Church was founded on the site of the present church in 635 A.D. by St. Aidan, who was called to Bamburgh from Iona by King Oswald to establish Christianity in his newly united kingdom of Northumbria.

No trace of that wooden building can now be seen – other than perhaps a beam in the Baptistry. Tradition has it that this is the beam that St. Aidan was leaning against when he died and it is said to have miraculously survived two fires. The site of St. Aidan’s death is marked by a simple shrine within the present church. The church building that is now seen dates from the end of the 12th Century.

About St. Aidan's Church (Bamburgh)

St. Aidan's Church, Bamburgh
New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Aidan of Lindisfarne
Wikipedia: Aidan of Lindisfarne

Journey to St. Aidan's Church (Bamburgh)

St. Aidan's Church is located off the B1342 in the village of Bamburgh in Northumberland, England.

Ordnance Survey Map (NU182350)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for St. Aidan's Church (Bamburgh) may be found at the Welcome to Bamburgh website. General tourist information may be found at the Visit Northumberland website.

Additional Photos of St. Aidan's Church (Bamburgh)

Welcome to Bamburgh Sign
Reader Board at Gate to St. Aidan's Church (Bamburgh)
Front of St. Aidan's Church (Bamburgh)
Entrance to St. Aidan's Church (Bamburgh)
Inside St. Aidan's Church (Bamburgh)
Inside St. Aidan's Church (Bamburgh)
Reredos on the Altar Depicting Northumbrian Kings & Saints, St. Aidan's Church (Bamburgh)
Site Where St. Aidan Died, St. Aidan's Church (Bamburgh)
Close-Up of Site here St. Aidan Died, St. Aidan's Church (Bamburgh)
Beam Upon Which St. Aidan Was Leaning When He Died, St. Aidan's Church (Bamburgh)
Icon of St. Aidan and St. Oswald, St. Aidan's Church (Bamburgh)
Stained-Glass Window of St. Cuthbert (Holding St. Oswald's Head) and St. Aidan, St. Aidan's Church (Bamburgh)
Close-Up of Stained-Glass Window of St. Aidan and St. Cuthbert, St. Aidan's Church (Bamburgh)
Sundial on Exterior of St. Aidan's Church (Bamburgh)
Back of St. Aidan's Church (Bamburgh) with Bamburgh Castle in the Distance

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