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 and nave flanked by inner and outer aisles and a dominating west tower. Carved caen stone reredos and stained glass, including a Kempe six light east window.


Opening Arrangements

Every Friday 10am - 4pm, with the exception of Good Friday (30th March) and the Friday following Christmas Day (28th December).


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 are obtainable from the Church of adjacent Hall. Alternative parking available on Elswick Road (no permit required).

Disabled Access

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