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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

Tuesday 9th February 9am-4pm, Thursday 10th March 9am-4pm, Saturday 19th March 9am-4pm, Tuesday 22nd March 9am-3pm, Monday 28th March 9.30am-4pm, Wednesday 30th March 11am-5pm, Friday 1st April 9am-3pm, Monday 4th April 10am-4pm, Thursday 14th April 9am-3pm, Saturday 23rd April 10am-4pm, Monday 25th April 9am-3pm, Saturday 30th April 9am-4pm, Sunday 1st May 12pm-6pm, Monday 2nd May 9.30am-4pm, Saturday 28th May 9am-4pm, Sunday 29th May 12pm-6pm, Monday 30th May 9.30am-4pm, Wednesday 8th June 11am-5pm, Saturday 11th June 9am-3pm, Thursday 16th June 9am-4pm, Saturday 18th June 9am-4pm, Thursday 23rd June 9am-3pm, Wednesday 29th June 10am-4pm, Saturday 2nd July 9am-3pm, Thursday 7th July 10am-4pm, Monday 11th July 10am-4pm, Wednesday 13th July 9am-3pm, Friday 22nd July 11am-5pm, Monday 25th July 9am-3pm, Saturday 5th August 9am-4pm, Monday 15th August 10am-4pm, Wednesday 24th August 10am-3.30pm, Saturday 27th August 9am-4pm, Sunday 28th August 12pm-6pm, Monday 29th August 9.30am-4pm, Saturday 10th September 9am-6pm, Sunday 11th September 12pm-6pm, Thursday 6th October 10am-4pm, Monday 31st October 9am-4pm, Tuesday 1st November 9am-3pm


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: No
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes