St Ignatius the Martyr, Suffolk Street

St Ignatius the Martyr, Suffolk Street, Hendon, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR2 8BY View on map

Grade II listed parish church of 1877 by C Hodgson Fowler in Early English style. The church was paid for by Bishop Lightfoot, Bishop of Durham and the site was purchased by voluntary contributions from the people of Hendon to meet the needs of one of the most crowded areas of Sunderland. Interior has richly carved reredos, fine altar furnishings and richly coloured stained glass mostly by Burlison and Grylls.


Opening Arrangements

Weekly: Monday 11.45am - 12.15pm; Wednesday 10.30am - 12pm; Friday 11.30am - 12.30pm and Sunday 11.30am - 1pm. The church is also open on the second Saturday of each month 10am - 5pm. Heritage Open Days: Thursday 6th September 10am - 4pm; Friday 7th September 11.30am - 4pm; Saturday 8th September 10am - 5.30pm and Sunday 9th September 11.30am - 1pm.


Off B1522 Commercial Road, then at Hendon Road turn into White House Road and first left into Suffolk Street. Rail: Sunderland (approximately ½ mile). Bus: Stagecoach Nos 10 and 11 from close to rail station.

Parking Spaces


There is on-street parking available.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes