Church of England Diocese of Durham Sunderland Minster


The Minster is open from 9am to 3pm each weekday and 10am to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays for services.

Getting here

Welcome to Sunderland Minster

Seeking God
Sharing Faith
Serving Sunderland

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

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


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

10:00am Eucharist

12:15 Eucharist

Mon - Fri
9am Morning Prayer


High Street West

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