Visitor Opening times for St. Peter’s Church

Tour Guides are available during these times

Monday - Friday 10.30 am - 2.30 pm

Saturday - Closed at the moment - unless pre-booked by contacting the Parish Office on 0191 5160135

Sunday - not open for tours

Groups of 10 or over must be booked via the Parish Office

Please note - not open on Bank Holidays


We have activity sheets available to print off so your children can learn about the history of our church in a fun way.  Please click on the button below to take you to the Schools Visit site where you can print off the sheets.

Please ring 07943476510 for details regarding the Art Groups

For all other classes, new members are welcome to just come along.

The Susan Moor Project - a local artist and calligrapher is making a book on the Gospel of John - click to find out more


Help is required for the Flower Festival which is being held at St. Peter's this summer, at the time of the Tall Ships Races in July 2018.

Helpers who have flower arranging experience would be especially welcome. Sponsors for arrangements and donations of flowers would be appreciated. Small flower arrangements would probably start at approximately £25. If you would like to sponsor an arrangement in memory of a loved one, please note that their name will not be shown beside the arrangement but will appear in the printed programme.

Nearer to the day, St. Peter's will also be looking for volunteers willing to act as stewards andprogramme sellers - look out for details in future editions of the Parish Magazine and on our Facebook page.

Further information can be provided by contacting St. Peter's Churchwarden - Mrs Enid Phillips on 0191 5654248.

​If you're  planning a visit to St. Peter's Church why not pop into Bede's Bakehouse for a coffee and sample some of the delicious food available. The menu includes Paninis, Jacket potatoes, sandwiches, cakes etc. all at a reasonable price.  Opening times are Mon, Wed, and Friday from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm. Please note not open on Bank Holidays.

A Space 2 Grow

Read all about the building of a Community Garden in the historic grounds of St. Peter's - combining quiet beauty & prayer with quality fruit & veg!

School Visits

Click the button for information, worksheets and ideas to make your class visit to St. Peter's truly memorable...

1,341 not out!


"To visit St Peter’s is just mind blowing - what a privilege."

DJ Konz, Pilgrim



World Heritage candidate St Peter's was originally built as part of a monastery, but it is now a parish church - meaning people have come here to worship God for more than 1,300 years!



Our main service is a Eucharist on Sundays at 11am, but there's much more to us than that! Why not come along and find out for yourself?!

Ever wanted to follow in the footsteps of St Bede? James McRoy has created a virtual tour inside St. Peter's, hosted by Google Maps Business View.

Want to know what we've got on at St. Peter's at the moment? It's all on our 'A Church Near You page... 

St Peter's has a separate website dedicated to it's history and heritage...

What Goes On... 

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St. Peter's Church