Holy Trinity Church, Church Street East

Holy Trinity Church, Church Street East, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR1 2BB View on map

Holy Trinity Church is located in the East End of Sunderland. It is one of only two Grade I early Georgian churches in the North East and was built in 1719 as a result of a petition by local merchants who wanted a new church to accommodate the growing merchant and shipping class. It was used not only for public worship but also civic justice as the ground floor Vestry room served as the Council Chamber and Magistrate's Court. It is also the site of Sunderland's first public library and home of the fire service.

Opening Arrangements

The building is only open by appointment via keyholder access, or when a member of CCT staff is on site due to the very delicate nature of the building. It is not possible to provide definite public access times/ dates due to the fact that the building is still at risk.


Road: From the A19 take the A183 exit to High Street East/B1293 in Sunderland. Continue on for 14minutes, 4.8miles. Drive to Church Street East (1 minute, 0.3miles). Turn right onto Church Street East, the church is at the end of the street. Rail: Sunderland train station and Sunderland metro station 1 mile, 7 minutes walk. Bus: Black Cats No 33a Silksworth-City Centre-Docks- once per hour; Black Cats No 33 City Centre-Docks- every half hour from the city centre only

Parking Spaces


A free public car park with approx 16 spaces