Parish Office: 0191-5160135
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.
This coming Sunday, Advent Sunday (29th November) marks the beginning of the Christian Year. It is also the final Sunday of the second period of national lockdown. Weekly worship will resume at 10 am at St. Andrew's Church on 6th December. From December services will resume at All Saints' Church on the second Sunday of the month (13th December at 10.30 am) and St. Peter's on the fourth Sunday of the month (27th December at 11 am) This reflects our hope that a gradual return to normality might be possible as we move into the new year. Wednesday morning Holy Communion at All Saints' Church (10 am) and St. Peter's Church (11 am) will resume from 9th December.
Services will resume at St. Andrew's on Sunday 6th December at 10 am for Holy Communion and will be open on Thursday mornings from 10 am - 12 noon for quiet prayer.
Services at St. Peter's resume on Wednesday 9th December at 11 am for Holy Communion and every fourth Sunday of the month at 11 am (starting 27th December). We will continue to open Tuesday and Friday mornings from 11 am - 1 pm for quiet prayer.
Services at All Saints' Church resume on 9th December at 10 am for Holy Communion and also every second Sunday of the month at 10.30 am commencing 13th December.
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We are aware that this may be superceded by more restrictive government measures.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.
LATEST UPDATE 26/11/20:
For those people who still do not wish to attend the church services I have prepared a service to be used over the next 4 weeks and this can be found by visiting our Services Page or by clicking on the Service Details button below. The Gospel reading is exactly the same as the one used in church week by week. We are now entering the 'Season of Advent' in the Church's calendar.
The days continue to hold uncertainty. But please rest secure in the knowledge of God's love and in the words of Jesus to his disciples: "I am with you always, even to the end of time." (Matthew 29: 20)
Dick Bradshaw, Team Rector
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. Services are temporarily suspended but visit our Services page for information on how you can worship at home.
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.
Check out what's happening!
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.
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 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' 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.
We love visitors, so feel free to visit during our normal opening hours Monday - Friday 9 am - 12 pm.
St. Andrew's Church, Talbot Road, Sunderland, SR6 9PT, England, United Kingdom
09:00 – 12:00
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.