This section is a record of the celebratory events that took place during the year of the 1,350th anniversary of the founding of the monastery in 678AD between the Feast of St. Bede on 25th May 2023 and 30th June 2024.

25th May, 2023 at 6 p.m.

A Celebration Eucharist marking the Feast of St. Bede was held.

29th June – 2nd July 2023

Flower Festival

Below is the poster for this event with a few images from the event.

22nd July 2023

There was a Garden Party.

August 2023

A ‘Songs of Praise’ type service with the local Salvation Army was held.

30th September 2023

Wearmouth Lecture. Professor Michelle Brown – former Curator of Medieval Illuminated manuscripts at British Library gave a fascinating talk.

19th November 2023

There was a Rock Mass with the Rock Choir.

12th January 2024

A celebration service for  Benedict Biscop, patron saint of Sunderland, was held, attended by the Mayor.

25th May 2024

A Celebrate the Feast of Venerable Bede service was held.

30th June 2024

End of Festival Celebration Service.