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St Peter's Church, Sunderland

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
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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  • Very interesting old church must visit the chap who goes through the history of it is very knowledgeable 
  • Apart from this lovely church there is a fabulous coffee shop I have rated this before and didn't rate it highly but did return and had a completely different experience very reasonably priced 
  • This important church dating back to the 670s is much more than just a relic of the past. In addition to its fascinating history, the church is very much engaged in the community. As an example a code...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Certainly worth a look for the history and religion aficionados
  • Well, I'm naturally biased as I got married here. But being one of the oldest and prettiest churches an Britain, by far.
  • So many family connection, it's just like coming home
  • Fantastic piece of history.....
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