St Georges Church, Cullercoats
St George's Church is a historic Grade I listed Anglican church located in the coastal village of Cullercoats in North Tyneside, England. The church was built in the mid-19th century and is built in local stone dominating the seafront with its tower and tall spire. It is almost unique in the North of England being completely stone-vaulted.
The church was built in 1882-1884.It was designed by the architect John Loughborough Pearson, who also designed Truro Cathedral, Brisbane Cathedral and many other notable churches in England.
The interior of St George's Church is notable for its stained glass windows. The majority were designed in the very early 20th century by C.E. Kempe whose glass can be found in many churches throughout the British Isles, the U.S.A and beyond. More modern stained glass by L. Evetts grace the Baptistry Windows.
The organ was by T.C. Lewis and is one of his best instruments, surviving virtually unchanged.
In addition to its architectural and artistic significance, St George's Church has played an important role in the religious and social life of the local community for over a century. Today, the church continues to hold regular services and events, and it is a popular venue for weddings and other special occasions.
Is the church open to visitors?
The church is a popular destination for tourists and history enthusiasts, who are often drawn to its dominating position, beautiful architecture and stained glass windows, as well as its rich history and heritage.
Visitors to St George's Church can explore the building's interior, including the nave, chancel, and sanctuary, and admire the intricate details of its architecture and artwork. Visitors may also be able to view exhibitions of local history and culture, as well as attend concerts or other events organized by the church or the Friends of St George's Church Cullercoats.
Please note that whilst the church is open generally from about 9am to about 5pm the opening times and access to the church may vary depending on factors such as the time of year, special events, or ongoing maintenance work. It's a good idea to check the church's website or contact the church directly before planning your visit.