Welcome from our Vicar

Thank you for visiting our website here in the parish of St Matthew & St Wilfrid Sunderland. We are a parish church in the City of Sunderland, the Deanery of Wearmouth and the Diocese of Durham, we are part of the Church of England and the Anglican Church worldwide.

As you may be aware the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have suspended all public worship in the Church of England and closed our buildings due to the risk posed by the Coronavirus. While I know this may be difficult for some I believe this is a necessary measure following the advice of HM Government. We must care for the most vulnerable in our community at this difficult time.

While we have closed our building we are alive and active.  Mornings at 8:45 and evenings at 5pm I pray for the community and the world, do join me in you own homes as as I pray. Prayers can be found on our Join us for Daily Prayer page . If you have any prayer requests email them to me vicar@stmstw.org.

The church is continuing in its care for the community, if there is anything you need help with email me or call us on 0191 523 9932 and we will find a way to support you.

I will be leading a service live at 10am and 5pm on  Sundays and also at 12Noon on Wednesday, these services are live on our Facebook page and then posted to this site to our virtual services page.

Please pray, care for one another and look after yourselves and those around you at this time of need and stay in except for essential trips.

Yours in Christ,


Vicar of St Matthew & St Wilfrid Sunderland