Sunderland Minster

(The Minster Church of St Michael & All Angels, with St Hilda & Benedict Biscop ) 

- situated at the heart of the ancient parish of Bishopwearmouth

Welcome to these pages - it is not presented as an 'Official View', (which is  at

 Click the Church picture below, left, to access  the main site      

         This site also covers something of the extensive history of this well-loved church. Chiefly is it intended to show that the building still houses a strong church and community which aims to welcome everyone .

       The text for both the Rectors page and also the History page is not my work and I acknowledge with gratitude the authors of both pieces. They have given me immense pleasure in reading both pieces, and I have no hesitation in introducing their work to other readers. 

The "Rectors"  and "Tour"  pages have also been  enhanced with  images presented in various styles. The photographs are my own efforts: I hope that they add to enjoyment of these pages

Visit these and the other pages in this section by clicking the names at the top of those pages -- but first click on the picture, above left, to enter the site proper.

Please note the page for the  Prayer Book Society, (PBS) , a society with which I am an strong supporter and member

  I hope that the alternative maps (below ) will be of assistance to strangers to the city, and that you will enjoy your visit to these pages, and the church.

Those travelling by rail or Metro  to SUNDERLAND station/Metro can reach the Minster either by walking through the Crowtree Shopping and Leisure Centre, or following the  Main Road on either side of this complex.

Travelling by bus or Metro to the Park Lane Interchange, the Minster is reached via Park Lane, skirting the Leisure centre Complex and walking down Green Terrace. The Crowtree Leisure and Shopping Centre includes Multi-level Car parks for those visiting by car.    


                  Other Churches and Cathedrals. Please visit this page which will be changed in the near future, Blackburn Cathedral, Selby Abbey and the two St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, churches in Hugh Town and Old Town, are featured at present Click HERE or the box at the top of the other pages to visit.

  The Official Minster e-mail address is  


Please send comments/queries about this site to David Herring. All official enquiries proper to The Minster will be passed on immediately. My email address - 

My other sites relate to my main hobby (with my wife) of budgerigar breeding - a wonderful and challenging hobby, followed my many friendly and communicative people. - & (Click them to visit)

Pages prepared by David Herring October/November 2005. Revised  16/02/2015