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Sunderland Minster is part of the Inclusive Church Network.

We seek to be “Open to God – Open to all”

The Minster is open to the public to visit, or for private prayer
Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. – 12 noon.

You are very welcome to come and explore our beautiful building – to spend some time in quiet, to light a candle and pray.

Sunday Worship

9.45 a.m. Common Worship Holy Communion – with sermon, hymns and robed choir. (1hr 15mins followed by refreshments)

11.30 a.m. Feast (except during August) – a more informal service of worship and prayer, with bible study in English and in Farsi, and craft activities. (beginning with refreshments at 11.15am – then 1 hr)

5pm on the First Sunday of each month (except August) – Taize Service – a beautiful, meditative service of prayer and music from the Taize Community in France. (40 minutes)

6pm on the Second Sunday of each month (except August) – Open Table Service – a welcoming, informal service for LGBTQIA+ Christians, and their allies. (1 hr followed by refreshments)

4.30 pm on the Third Sunday of each month (except August) – Choral Evensong – a traditional Anglican service following the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, with robed choir, prayers and a brief reflection on the scriptures. (40 minutes)

Thursday Worship

There is a quiet, said service of Holy Communion every Thursday at 12.15 pm (except during August)


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Sunderland Minster needs your financial help to continue its work at the heart of our city.

You can give a one-off donation, or set up a regular gift by clicking on this link, or using the QR code: