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Episode 3- Holy Island

Adam Ramdin
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Lindisfarne, also known as the Holy Island, situated on the north Coast of England would be the base of mission operations in England in the 7th century. Aidan came from Iona, planted a school here and along with his two successors would convert almost three quarters of England in under 50 years.


Adam Ramdin

Youth Director for the North England Conference of SDA


  • February 3, 2017
    12:00 PM
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In the seventh century Iona was a well equipped university it was making a huge impact both in the British Isles and further afield England as a country did not exist then it was split into different regions or areas and the local kings King Oswald of Northumbria sent a message to Iona requesting that a missionary be sent here. Aden who had been trained in Iona was sent down here and when he arrived he requested of the king if he could set up his training school on the island of Lindisfarne. Two hundred thirty five miles from Iowa which of travel by foot would take over a week it is also known as the holy. Not completely isolated from the mainland it's a title approximately one thousand acres three miles long and one point five miles wide and twice a day when the tide comes in. He's isolated. There is something about the solitude and isolation of being on an island but these missionaries seem to value a place to come a sign read study. The mission. Was well balanced in character he was strong in religion. He was very industrious and it was said that he was never in him with a living flame which burned so strong in many of the mysteries that were sent out by Patrick and. He was equally concerned for the poor and spent much of a. Life in an effort of ransoming slaves you see he had a very practical way. He did for England what Colomba had done. In establishing the training center here the fields where you have to give work to support and. They also established the training centers in places like Melrose and Whitney Aden was succeeded by Finn and he established a training center in Tilbury in Essex and was instrumental in evangelizing central England. Was succeeded by Coleman and in thirty years these three men did a powerful work here in England and Paganism was swept away and replaced by a new testament religion. These great men were not monks as we would understand today but missionaries maintaining the faith that they had learned. In truth triumph when PAGE ONE twenty seven It reads It is no exaggeration to say that with the exception of Kent and Sussex the whole English race received the foundation of their faith from Celtic missionaries. You see in thirty years these men took the gospel to the country of England and almost three quarters was won by their missionary work they did this in an age where they had no internet no T.V. no. Modern forms of communication that we have today what is placed in different parts of the country in different parts of the world and he's given to us his word he's given to us the message that he wants to be taken to every nation tongue and people may we be faithful in our local churches and in the communities that our churches are placed in that we would take the message and share it with those who have not heard that Jesus can come through.


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