St Andrew's Church, Roker

Inside St Andrew's Church

The inside of this church has many treasures including William Morris carpets, Ernest Grimson furniture and the painted ceiling in the sanctuary depicting the creation of the sun and stars which is painted in ‘egg-tempera’

Sometimes known as 'the cathedral of the arts and crafts movement', St Andrew's Church, Roker, is of international importance. In the early 20th century when the seaside resort of Roker was growing, the need for a new church soon followed. Local wealthy shipyard owner John Priestman was the main benefactor and the church, designed by Edward Prior was built in 1906 - 1907. A handsome building constructed of grey magnesium limestone quarried locally at Marsden is 165 feet long with a east facing tower over 80 feet high. There is also a large impressive tapestry, by Burne-Jones, behind the main altar, of the 'Adoration of the Magi' based on the Cologne legend and is one of several copies produced. There are two magnificent stained glass windows in the church - the east window and the Lady Chapel window. Tours are available but must be pre-booked.

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Sunderland's Friendship Agreement with Washington DC makes us the only city in Europe to enjoy such a relationship with the world's most powerful city. Washington Old Hall is home to the direct ancestors of the first president of the United States of America.

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