Northern Saint Priest Stoles
St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne (c. 634 – 20 March 687) was an Anglo-Saxon monk and bishop in the Kingdom of Northumbria which at that time included, in modern terms, north east England and south east Scotland as far as the Firth of Forth. Afterwards he became one of the most important medieval saints of England, with widespread recognition in the places he had been in Scotland. Cuthbert is regarded as the patron saint of Northumbria. His feast day is 20 March.
Cuthbert's shrine was destroyed in the Dissolution of the Monasteries, but, unusually, his relics survived and are still interred at the site, although they were also disinterred in the 19th century, when his wooden coffin and various relics were removed. St Cuthbert's coffin (actually one of a series of several coffins), as reconstructed by Ernst Kitzinger and others, remains at the cathedral and is an important rare survival of Anglo-Saxon carving on wood. When the coffin was last inspected on 17 May 1827, a Saxon square cross of gold, embellished with garnets, in the characteristic splayed shape, used later as the heraldic emblem of St Cuthbert in the arms of Durham and Newcastle universities, was found.
We offer you an exclusive range of St Cuthbert Cross Priest Stoles in various styles and fabrics.
Each embroidered stole measures a total of 260cm in length (pattern size), although we can make shorter or longer but you must request this option with us at no extra charge.
Embroidery is applied in gold, silver and red threads depicting, in details, the ornate St Cuthbert Cross.