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08 April, 2017
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The moon, a moveable feast and a Northumbrian

wise kingEaster is late this year for those in the Western church, but why is there no fixed date for Easter?  That is because Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox.

Join historian Colm O’Brien for what promises to be an entertaining and informative interactive talk transporting everyone back over 1300 years to a Synod in Whitby where the method of calculating the date of Easter was eventually decided.

council-of-whitbyCome face to face with the main protagonists and take sides as kings, bishops and scholars thrash out the correct method for dating Easter.  Then discover what role the River Tyne played in remembering when Easter falls.

Normal admission charges apply.  £2 adults, under 16’s and Network members free.