Church of England Diocese of Durham Sunderland Minster

About Us

Welcome to Sunderland Minster

We  are seeking to be "Open to God and Open to all"

The Minster is a place of prayer, worship, God's love, community action, friendship and much more

We are part of the Inclusive Church network

Formerly St Michael and All Angels Bishopwearmouth or Bishopwearmouth Parish Church,  was first built around 900AD but due to many alterations little remains of the earlier constructions. The church served the majority of the area south of the River Wear and came under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Durham – hence Bishopwearmouth. On January 11th 1998 the church was inaugurated as Sunderland Minster by Rt Rev Michael Turnbull, Bishop of Durham. The Minster aims to be supportive of ecumenical, industrial, University and other educational and leisure activities. It provides a meeting place for people from all over the City as well as a centre of worship on a daily basis. The church was once again renamed on Tuesday May 1st 2007 as the Minster Church of St Michael & All Angels and St Benedict Biscop.

The Minster is a superb venue for Concerts, Gigs, Theatre, Civic Events, Ceremonies, Fayres, Services, Weddings.

In these times of the pandemic things have changed keep an eye on our Facebook page for news and events

WEEKLY SERVICES (Currently the Minster is closed for public worship)

Sunday Services:
9:45am Sung Eucharist (Common Worship)
11:15am "FEAST" (Informal All - Age Worship)
4.30pm Sung Evensong (3rd Sunday in month)

Monday: 5pm Taize

Tuesday: 12.00pm Midday Prayers

Wednesday: 10:00am Eucharist

Thursday: 12:15 Eucharist

Friday; 12pm Inclusive Language Prayers

Mon - Fri: 9 am Morning Prayer