Priest - Fr John McElhone
Contact Number - 0191 2623820
Priest in Residence - Fr Pat O'Connell
Contact Number - 0191 2632159
St Bernadette's Parish Centre - 0191 2621156
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Welcome to Our Parish Website
Welcome and thank you for visiting the web site of both of our parish churches. We invite you to explore our site and hope that you will find plenty to interest you in the life of our community.
For quick access to parish information such as telephone numbers, mass times or to contact us, please see the box at the top right of the screen, for all other information please feel free to browse the sections from the menu on the left of our site.
Who Are We?
We at St Aidan's and St Bernadette's are a growing faith community located in Wallsend, an area of North Tyneside, Tyne & Wear, England. Wallsend is best known for its position as the point at which Hadrian’s Wall ends. In Roman times Wallsend hosted the fort Segedunum, a defensive structure built to protect England from northern raids. However, unlike the Romans and under the leadership of our parish priest, Fr John McElhone, our parish communities are invited to place a strong emphasis on welcoming.
We are a welcoming Catholic community committed to fostering growth in faith, love of God and discipleship
To be a Christ-centred worshipping community committed to bringing others to the love of God through our actions and words.
We don't just belong to parishes; we are linked very closely with the Diocese where there are major plans afoot to streamline activities. On th 16th July 2014 at the Cardinal Hume School, Bishop Seamus gave details of the plan 'to develop an active, empowered and engaged Catholic Community' throughout the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.
In the summer of 2015, as part of
Forward Together in Hope, each parish community was asked to carry out a
self-evaluation by answering the big question- 'What makes a flourishing Catholic
community.” initiating in the process a lively discussionbetween parishes and the diocese.
The consultation period is now at an end. Proposals from the parishes who have shown an interest in partnering with each other have now been forwarded to the diocese for their consideration with the Bishop and his advisors. Decisions are expected to be communicated to our parishes by around July next year. Our thanks to those who have taken part in the consultation over the last two years; we have learnt a lot about ourselves and our potential future partners. Our hope is that you will now have a closer look at the proposal we have sent to the diocese, a copy of this can be found here