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Welcome to the Parish of Monkwearmouth's New Web Site

Welcome to the Parish of Monkwearmouth's New Web SiteWelcome to the Parish of Monkwearmouth's New Web Site



Message from Revd. Dick Bradshaw re: Covid-19

Firstly, as the churches Team Rector in the Parish of Monkwearmouth, I'd like to offer you our prayers for whatever it is you might be experiencing at this time of great uncertainty and anxiety.

Secondly, in the light of recent advice from the Government and from the Church of England (specific details can be found on the Church of England website) all regular services at St. Peter's, All Saints' and St. Andrew's on Sundays and Wednesdays are suspended until further notice.

We are advised that wedding and funeral services may still go ahead but with minimal numbers of family and friends present and with appropriate "social distancing". At this time we are awaiting guidance on baptism services.

We are aware that this may be superceded by more restrictive government measures. In addition, it may be that members of clergy may have to self-isolate, either for themselves, or if a member of their family becomes unwell.  If you are visiting this website to find out more about booking a wedding or baptism we strongly advise that you consider delay doing this until later in the year or until the present concern about Covid 19 is passed.

We hope in the coming days to be able to open at least one church building at intervals for people to use for quiet prayer and are working on ways in which people are able to be provided with worship resources to use at home.

Dick Bradshaw, Team Rector

Quick View Of Our Church Services

With 3 churches in our Parish there's sure to be a service that meets your needs - whether you're an early riser or prefer a lie in so check out our Sunday service times.

Special Forthcoming Events In Our Parish

Find out what events and activities are happening this week in our Parish. You can also check out our Facebook pages which are updated regularly by visiting facebook:  Parish of Monkwearmouth: St Andrew's, St Peter's & All Saints.

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Check out what's happening! 

Weddings, Baptism, Thanksgiving Service, Confirmation and Funerals.

Getting Married? Perhaps you want to arrange a Christening for your child or you may want to explore being baptised, have a thanksgiving service (naming ceremony) or be confirmed yourself?  It may be that you have suffered a bereavement and would like to find out more about what happens at a funeral service. For any of these we are here to help!


In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy our church is committed to promoting a safe environment for our children and vulnerable adults.

Our Churches


St. Andrew's Church

St. Andrew's was built in 1907. A masterpiece of design by Edward Schroeder Prior, it has earned the title of "Cathedral of the Art and Crafts Movement." 

Check out the latest update on conservation work carried out on the building.


St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's was built in 674AD by Benedict Biscop and is one of the oldest churches in Britain where Christians have gathered to worship for more than 1300 years. It was also Venerable Bede's home from the age of 7.


All Saints' Church

All Saints' was built in 1849 five years after the Parish of All Saints' was formed to provide additional accommodation when St. Peter's had no free seats. It is renowned as the birthplace of the British Pentecostal movement.

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love visitors, so feel free to visit during our normal opening hours Monday - Friday 9 am - 12 pm.

Parish of Monkwearmouth Parish Office

St. Andrew's Church, Talbot Road, Sunderland, SR6 9PT, England, United Kingdom

Tel: 0191-5160135 or email us at




The Parish Surgery for all 3 churches is held at St. Andrew's Church, Roker and is open on Wednesdays from 6.15 pm - 7.15 pm to discuss weddings and christenings. Why not give us a ring first to book your place - 0191 5160135.

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