St Pauls Church and Monastic Site


The home of the Venerable Bede, chronicler of the beginnings of English Christianity, Jarrow has become one of the best understood Anglo-Saxon Monastic sites. The Anglo-Saxon Church - with the oldest dedication stone in the country, dated AD 685 - partly survives as the chancel of the Parish Church.

The home of the Venerable Bede, St Paul's is one of the best understood Monastic sites and along with St Peter's has been short-listed as a World Heritage Site.

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Opening Times

* Open all year, daily, at any reasonable time.



Guide Prices

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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the A19: From Tyne Tunnel roundabout (Jarrow end) take road for South Shields, then first left up Church Bank. Church is on right after crossing River Don Bridge (signposted from Tyne Tunnel). In Jarrow on minor road A186; follow signs for Bede's World

Public Transport Directions

From Jarrow Metro Station it is 15 minutes' walk to St Pauls Church and Monastic Site.
Go North East Bus 527; Newcastle- South Shields

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  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors


  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Parking (free)

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  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Visits preferred in afternoon when school term is still on.
  • Max group size - 150
  • Min group size - 1
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  • Toilets

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