Gather Round a Treasure: Geordie the Monk

Recounted by Trevor Miller

This is a special treasure from our Community treasure box and is recounted here by Trevor Miller, a *Geordie himself…  It would be lovely to hear your thoughts about this entertaining, yet thought-provoking tale about the pursuit of monastic living and the abbot’s insistence that he should ‘Go to your cell; your cell will teach you everything’

(*A ‘Geordie’ is ‘a native or inhabitant of Tyneside or a neighbouring region of north-east England’).

When did you first encounter this story? How did it speak to you? How might you contextualise it for the place you come from? Perhaps you could comment at the end of this blog post, or alternatively contact and we’ll include your thoughts/ stories/ creative responses in a future blog post…

Listen to the Geordie story below…

“Geordie goes beyond mere geography and is a quality of heart” – Jack Common

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