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St Peter's Church, Sunderland

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St Peter's Church is the parish church of Monkwearmouth in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England. It is one of three churches that make up the Parish of Monkwearmouth; the others being All Saints Church and St Andrew's Church, Roker.HistoryThe first church on the site was built on instructions from Benedict Biscop in 674-75, of which only the west wall and porch survive. The tower was added before 1000 on top of the porch, and the rest of the church in the 14th century.Along with the monastery in Jarrow, St Peter's is the United Kingdom's nomination for a World Heritage Site in 2010.
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  • I visited for lunch, lovely homely food and very cheap. Set in lovely surroundings we ate in the conservatory. All food is homemade the Stilton soup with warm buttered bread is particularly delicious  more »
  • A beautiful historical church set on the banks of the river wear, very important in the history of religion in the county of durham  more »
  • Great little cafe. Fresh cooked food Low prices Great service Fabulous church Well worth a visit Free parking  more »
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  • Beautiful place and church but the vicars here hate British people and fellow Christians. They are more interested in helping insurgents than local people. Shame on them!
  • Wonderful, beautiful church. Kind clergy - to everyone - fascinating history.
  • St Peters Church is earliest monastery in the north east.Well worth a look.Good cafe but is only open Monday to Friday.
  • Bakehouse best desserts. Also lovely people.
  • This amazing building dates from c.674-5 AD, and is one of the oldest churches in England. Sunderland was at least (for a while), the cultural centre of the country thanks to the Venerable Bede.

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