The Churches of Britain and Ireland


Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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Churches in Bishopwearmouth, Fulwell, Grangetown, Grindon, High Southwick, Millfield, Monkwearmouth, Pennywell, Roker, Silksworth, Springwell, Tunstall. Some will open another page.

Apostolic Church. Peter Morgan.

Ashbrook Hall (Sunderland Sikh Association), the former Christ Church. Peter Morgan.

Bethesda Free Church Mission on Flodden Road, Ford. Peter Morgan (2019). Link.

Burn Park Methodist Church. Peter Morgan.

Church of the Nazarene. Peter Morgan.

The former Mount Tabor Methodist Church, now West Community Centre. Peter Morgan.

Elim Pentecostal Church. Peter Morgan.

Emmanuel Free Church. Peter Morgan.

Ewesley Road Methodist Church (1904). Peter Morgan. Another view, Peter Morgan (2019). Link.

Holy Rosary (R.C.) on Arbroath Road, Farringdon. Peter Morgan (2019). Link.

Holy Trinity on Church Street East is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. NZ 4057 5719. Stan Mapstone. Another view, Peter Morgan. Link. News story about choirboy's message left hidden in pew, and another telling of his later life.

Hope Church. Peter Morgan.

Humbledon Methodist Church on Ettrick Grove. Peter Morgan (2019). Link.

Minster Church of St. Michael and All Angels. Peter Morgan. Link.

St. Bede (U.R.C.), formerly Sorley Street Congregational Church. Peter Morgan.

St. Chad on Durham Road and Charter Drive, Farringdon. Another view. Both Peter Morgan (2019). Link.

St. Cuthbert on Rotherham Road, Redhouse. Peter Morgan (2022). Link.

St. George, U.R.C. formerly Presbyterian. Peter Morgan. Link.

St. Joseph (R.C.). Peter Morgan.

St. Luke at Pallion. Peter Morgan. Link.

St. Mary (R.C.). Peter Morgan. Previously listed as St. Bede, Diane Ross has suggested that it might in fact be St. Mary (R.C.) just off Wearmouth Bridge. I've been unable to find photos of either church on the web, but its description in Pevsner is consistent with this being the case. A photo from Alan Blacklock confirms it. Interior view, Mike Forbester.

Sunderland Christian Centre. Peter Morgan.

Sunderland Free Church. Peter Morgan.

West Park U.R.C. Peter Morgan.

St. Gabriel on St. Gabriel's Avenue, Chester Road, and Kayll Road. Another view. Both Peter Morgan (2019). The history page on the church website says that this is the third church on the site. The two earlier ones were a "tin tabernacle" of 1898, which was quickly replaced by a mission church in 1902. This survives (though it has been moved to a slightly different location) as the current church hall. The present church was consecrated in 1912. Geograph has a photo showing the church hall. Grade II listed.
St. Nicholas.
James Murray.

Former Chapel in Mere Knolls Cemetery on Torver Crescent. Norman Cummings (2014),
Fullwell Methodist Church on Dovedale Road. Peter Morgan. Another view, Steve Bulman.
"The New Church" at Seaburn Dene, Fulwell. Peter Morgan. Another view,
James Murray.
A church on Newcastle Road, clearly marked on the OS map (at NZ 3930 5925), this building had no indication of use. Steve Bulman. Lou has been in touch to advise that it's now the Fulwell Grange Kindergarten, and she thinks it was a Methodist Church. Not Methodist, advises Howard Richter, but a former Christian Science Church, showing as such on the 1958-1972 1:1250 O.S. map. As the land was given over to allotments at the time of the 1955 map, it seems likely that the C. S. Church built it. James's photo shows it with a business sign added.
James Murray.

Cemetery Chapel at Ryhope Road Cemetery. James Murray. Another view, Norman Cummings (2014), who also advises that this is usually referred to as the North Chapel. Grade II listed. A short distance away is another building, which Norman not unreasonably describes as the South Chapel, though he has been unable to find confirmatory evidence that this was its designation. It may have had, or was intended to have, a spire. Another view. Both Norman Cummings (2014),
St. Aidan at Grangetown.
James Murray.

Bethany Memorial Independent Methodist Church, on Gleneagles Road. Peter Morgan (2019). This news article dates it to the late 1950's. .
Chapel House (residential) on Gilbert Road stands on the site of a Methodist Chapel. Peter Morgan (2019). This may be the Methodist Chapel mentioned here in which case it had a relatively short life, from 1950-7, when it was sold to the Lutherans. Confirmation would be appreciated.

The Holy Family Church (R.C.) on Gardiner Road, Peter Morgan (2019). Link.
St. Oswald on Gladwyn (or Gladwin) Road and Gleneagles Road. Peter Morgan (2019).
U.R.C. on Galway Road, Peter Morgan (2019). Link, which gives a building date of the 1950's.

High Southwick
High Southwick Methodist Church on Thompson Road has a date-stone for 1887, as United Methodist Free Church. NZ 3868 5874. Peter Morgan (2022). Link.
Holy Trinity on Northern Way. NZ 3819 5856. Peter Morgan (2022). Link.
St Hilda (R.C.). on Goschen Street and Beaumont Street. Peter Morgan (2022). Link.

Millfield Pentecostal Church. Peter Morgan.
St. Mary. Peter Morgan.

St. Mary Magdalene on Wilson Street. Peter Morgan. Link.


St. Anne (R.C.) on Hylton Road, Pennywell. Peter Morgan (2019). Link.
St. Thomas on Petersfield Road. Peter Morgan (2019). Link.

New Silksworth Methodist Church on North Street. Peter Morgan (2019). Link.
New Silksworth Independent Methodist Church on Tunstall View. Peter Morgan (2019). Link.
St Jeanne Jugan (R.C). Peter Morgan (2019).

St. Leonard (R.C., 1872-3) on Tunstall Village Road. Peter Morgan (2019). Link.

St. Mary and St. Peter on Springwell Road and Sunningdale Road. Another view. Both Peter Morgan (2019). Link.
The Immaculate Heart of Mary (R.C.) on
Springwell Road. Another view. Both Peter Morgan (2019). Link.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. James Murray.
St. Timothy (Lutheran). James Murray.




04 March 2023

Steve Bulman

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