St Chad

This hidden treasure was built as a cathedral for working people, it's very beautiful with a lovely atmosphere.

Bensham, Tyne & Wear

Opening times

Wednesday 12noon to 1pm. Saturday 10am to 12pm. Sunday 9am to 12pm.


Dunsmuir Grove
Tyne & Wear

The highlights of St Chads are the wood carving and the stained glass windows by important designers in the Arts & Crafts movement.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Café within 500m

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Church of England

  • Heritage Stimulus Fund Grant, £255,574, 2021

  • Roof repair work

  • Partnership Grant, £3,000, 2015

  • Our Partnership Grants funded a range of repair projects, recommended by County Church Trusts, to help keep churches open.

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