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St Matthew, Summerhill Street

St Matthew, Summerhill Street, Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6EJ View on map

A fine 19th century church built in late perpendicular gothic style to an ingenious plan making best use of a confined hillside setting. Architects were R J Johnson and successor W S Hicks. A clerestoried chancel & nave flanked by inner & outer aisles and a dominating west tower. Carved caen stone reredos & stained glass, including a Kempe six light east window.


Opening Arrangements

Every Friday 10am - 4pm, except Good Friday and the Friday following Christmas Day.


Road: Situated at the top of Westgate Hill on route west out of Newcastle upon Tyne. Turn left onto Elswick Road, Summerhill Street is next left. Rail: Newcastle Central Station (1mile) Bus: Routes 38,33 and 32 from Railway Station

Parking Spaces


Permit parking only on Summerhill Street - permits obtainable from Church or adjacent Hall. Alternative parking available on Elswick Road (no permit required).

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes