Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, the Apostle of Northumbria (died 651), was the founder and first bishop of the monastery on the island of Lindisfarne in England.
Holy Island is one of those places which many people have heard of but have yet to make a pilgrimage to. It is one of the most important sites in England with regards to the establishment of the Christian faith on these islands.
A Christian missionary, Aidan is credited with restoring Christianity to Northumbria. Aidan is the anglified form of the original Old Irish Áedán. In 2008, he was proposed as a possible patron saint of the United Kingdom.
Along with Cuthbert, Aidan is vastly important on Lindsifarne and any pilgrim visitor to Holy island cannot fail but to capture the unique atmosphere of this living pilgrimage island.