St Mary’s Parish Centre is located next door to the Church on Bridge Street. It is home to a vibrant hub of activity throughout the week and is used by the parish, chaplaincy and wider community.


Student Breakfast and Morning Prayer

Time: 8:00am

Location: (First Floor) The Upper Room

Changing Lives

Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm

Location: (Ground Floor) Parish Hall

Credit Union

An easy way to save up, or get a loan in a safe and helpful environment. Pop by and chat to one of our team – we’re at St Mary’s every Tuesday.

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Location: St Mary’s

Monthly Student Social

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Check our Facebook account for details


Friends of the Drop in – www.fodisudnerland.org

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: St Mary’s Church

Open House


Open House in Sunderland offers warmth, comfort and shelter to some of the most vulnerable men and women in the area, including people who are homeless, living with addictions, have little or no money, or who have mental health issues. The drop-in café is run by a team of regular volunteers who prepare and serve a good choice of tasty, free food as well as offering guests a listening ear and some friendly conversation. Volunteers are also a useful source of information, signposting guests to supporting organisations where they can find further help and advice. Open House is also supported by regular visits by St Cuthberts Care’s 5p Bus, which brings affordable clothing, bedding, toiletries and other essential items.

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Sunderland Scouts and Cubs

Available for bookings or events

Please contact the Parish Office to enquire about bookings


Please contact St Mary’s Parish Office if you would like to enquire about booking the parish centre. The office hours are between 9am-12pm Monday-Friday. We are happy to host a variety of events, functions and meetings. The hall has the capacity to take up to 100 people, the hall also includes, male, female and disabled toilets and a fully fitted kitchen.