Church of St Andrew, Park Avenue, Sunderland - Sunderland

Church built in 1906-7 by Edward S Prior and his site architect A Randall Wells. The church has a large landmark tower at the east end, above the chancel, and a wide and broad nave. A highly innovative structure recognised as a rare artistic achievement. Repairs to window glazing were completed in 2016 following the award of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship scheme. A further grant from the same source was awarded in 2016 to fund repairs to the tower stonework. Those repairs are due to be completed in 2018.

Church of St Andrew, Park Avenue, Sunderland - Sunderland
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST ANDREW
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1207113
  • Local Planning Authority: Sunderland
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Andrew
  • Street Name: Park Avenue
  • Locality: Sunderland
  • County: Tyne and Wear
  • District / Borough: Sunderland
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Sunderland Central
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA