In the dark ages, a light shone out to illuminate much of England and spread out into much of Europe. The torch of that light was St Aidan and the Lindisfarne community – the light is Christ. As the new enlightenment has passed and we seem to be in another age of darkness, the flame of faith needs to be rekindled. Believers need to burn again with the light of Christ in their hearts and eyes. To inspire us afresh we look at St Aidan and see how he passed on the light in an age that was very like ours.