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St Peter's Church

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What can you say about the oldest Christian church in the country AD 693. Well extended with a... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Richard B

You cannot visit Sunderland without visiting this church. St Peter's 674AD. So much information to... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Christina B
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St Peter's Church, St Peter's Way, Sunderland, England
+44 191 516 0135
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

What can you say about the oldest Christian church in the country AD 693. Well extended with a bakehouse and definitely worth a visit.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 4 October 2018

You cannot visit Sunderland without visiting this church. St Peter's 674AD. So much information to absorb. A great learning curve

Thank Christina B
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Lovely to see lots of visitors in this lovely gem of a church during the Heritage Open weekend. Some really fascinating features which were nicely described and pointed out by the enthusiastic volunteer. I went primarily to see the excellent Evetts stained glass windows and...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

Called in here for lunch today. The staff were polite and friendly and the setting for the café is really lovely. The food is very cheap and tasty too, we enjoyed our visit,

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

I was in Sunderland for the Tall Ships race and was telling a local that I was going to visit Durham cathedral. Although he did not talk me out of going he said that I must visit St. Peter's Church as part of the church...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

It is a nice surprise of history in the middle of the city. The staff is really friendly,polite and ready to introduce you the history of the church!

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

A simple church with a complex and ancient history. The tower is Saxon and one of the first post-Roman stone buildings in the country. Originally it was a monastic complex and home to Bede, with one of the largest libraries in Europe. Plunder by the...More

1  Thank J_Jarndyce
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Viewed from the road there was something curious and distinctive about this church, situated in an open expanse of parkland. On closer inspection, the architectural features of the tower made us curious to discover more. St Peter’s, a monastery, dates from the 670s, one of...More

2  Thank odministrator
Reviewed 11 October 2017

we went to a friends wedding the church is beautiful the surrounding area is astonishing. very clean and the vicar was brilliant

Thank judith b
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Great historic church with some very informative volunteers. Home for a time to St Bede. Picked up a booklet for the riverside sculpture trail which was excellent.

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Response from Mariaofsun | Reviewed this property |
Lots of free parking for visitors. The grass parking area has webbing underneath if the tarmac parking area is full. If you wanted refreshments in the bakehouse please be aware only open Mon, Wed and Friday due to volunteer... More