Visitor Information

As in the days of the Saxon monastery when hospitality was a policy of the community, so our aim is to make your visit a happy one.

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.


Bede's Bakehouse

At Bede’s Bakehouse a warm welcome with a hot meal is possible; historic guides are on hand to give guided tours.

Follow the links for maps showing how to get here, for information about Bede’s Way and Bede’s Cycle Way, and places to stay.

Group parties can plan tours, conferences, meals, concert bookings, as may individuals, though we are happy to greet visitors within our opening times.


Parking Facilities

Car parking facilities are available within the church grounds as well as a large car park at the National Glass Centre close by.


Transport Facilities

The closest Metro station is St. Peter’s, which is approximately a 5-10 minute walk away from the church.

Buses are available from Sunderland City Centre and those wishing to could make the 15-20 minute walk from the city centre, over the Wearmouth Bridge.

For up to date information on public transport, telephone the NEXUS traveline on 0871 200 2233 or click this link to visit the Nexus website