By coincidence this coming Tuesday the 29th June is 140 years since St Peter's was consecrated.
Below is a photo of the church taken from Lennigs with the schoolrooms mentioned in the article..
1881 June 29th This day the consecration of St. Peters Church in Chaytor Street took place by the Bishop of Durham. The church has been built and endowed by the munificence of Mr. Drewitt of Middleton Hall near Middleton Tyas Yorkshire and of Mrs. Drewitt of Riding Mill. There was a large attendance at the service and afterwards a large number of ladies and gentlemen were entertained at luncheon in the adjoining schoolroom by D.O. Drewitt Esq. A public tea was held in the 1st Durham Engineers Drill Shed, Western Road and afterwards a grand concert. The church was arranged to seat 400 persons and has a spire of 117-foot high containing a peal of bells. The church occupies an area of about 500 square yards. The Vicar is the Rev. W.J. Burns late curate of St. Paul's Jarrow.
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