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.

Find out the history of St. Peter's Church ...


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

St. Peter's Church Visitor Information

Facilities and Features


Accessible Toilet

Baby Changing Facilities

Small Car Park

Accessible Car Parking

Ramped Entrance to Church

Hearing (Induction) Loop


Assistance Dogs Welcome

A Space 2 Grow

School Visits

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

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?!

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... 

What Goes On... 

Take The Tour!


Saint Peter's Church Tour Guides - would you like to volunteer?

St. Peter’s Church is open to visitors most days except, at the moment, Saturdays due to a shortage of guides. St. Peter’s guides are all volunteers and at present are rather lacking in numbers.  Ideally we would like to open regularly on Saturdays as well, which is usually  considered to be a particularly good day for visitors.  Also, we would like to have 2 guides on duty at all times, because frequently, new visitors arrive as we are still showing earlier visitors around.

International visitors from more than 30 countries have visited the Church this year and guided tours are offered, which are free, although most visitors do make voluntary donations to the Church funds.

If you would like to become a guide at St. Peter’s please contact Derrick Matthew on 0191 5498836.  Initially, you will receive training by being partnered with a more experienced guide.  Being a guide can be a most enjoyable experience, and you will certainly meet a lot of interesting people.

Derek Matthew

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

Please ring 07943476510 for details regarding the Art Groups

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

​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.

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!

1,341 not out!


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

DJ Konz, Pilgrim



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.

St. Peter's Church