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St Peter's Church

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Friends wedding

My friend got married here a while ago and I was bridesmaid it’s absolutely beautiful all stained... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2018
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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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 October 7, 2018
Richard B
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St Peter's Church, St Peter's Way, Sunderland, England
+44 191 516 0135
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The signage outside makes you think this will be something special! How wrong I was. Friendly enough vol7nteers serve you. The food leaves a lot to be desired and doesn’t give value for money.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

My friend got married here a while ago and I was bridesmaid it’s absolutely beautiful all stained glass windows and even one on the floor near the front plenty of parking space too

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard B
Reviewed October 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christina B
Reviewed September 9, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ann C
Reviewed August 22, 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,

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Val S
Reviewed February 15, 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!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 31, 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

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 20, 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

Date of experience: January 2018
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Elaine R
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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