As early as the Saxon Heptarchy, there was a monastery on Lindisfarne.
One of these was S. Cedd, who had been trained in the monastery of Lindisfarne.
As we have said, St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne and his successors ruled over this city and district for many years.
I went the way by the field where Aidan of Iona come from Lindisfarne was on yesterday.
It then seemed good to the Bishop of Lindisfarne to restore from its foundation the time-worn oratory.
We have seen that the very monks of Lindisfarne had to be warned by Alcuin.
From there he passed another fourteen years in the Convent of Lindisfarne, after which he retired to Farne for nine years.
Aidan built a monastery at Lindisfarne, and peopled it with monks from Iona.
During the reign of Guthred, his kingdom became christianised, the sees of Lindisfarne and York survived the changes.
Aidan, a monk of Iona was sent, and became Bishop of Lindisfarne (635-657).