Welcome to Our Parish

Our Lady & St Aidan's and St Bernadette's



Parish Priest:

Fr John McElhone

Contact Number:

0191 2623820

E-Mail Contact:

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Mass Times:


St Aidan's:

Sunday - 10:00am

St Bernadette's:

Sunday - 11:30am

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St Aidan's Altar

St Bernadette's Altar


Welcome and thank you for visiting the web site of both of our parish churches, Our Lady & St Aidan's, Howdon and St Bernadette's, Wallsend. 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

Our Mission

We are a welcoming Catholic community committed to fostering growth in faith, love of God and discipleship

Our Vision

To be a Christ-centred worshipping community committed to bringing others to the love of God through our actions and words

Traditionally the season of Advent is a very busy time in the church calendar and as ever our parish is no exception, as the year ends with The Feast of Christ the King on Sunday 24th November and as Advent begins stretching over the following four weeks and on to Christmas Day we have plenty of activity going on to keep our whole community busy throughout, offering something to suit everyone, young and old, whether they prefer a lively social event or some quiet time to think and reflect.

Across the Parish our Advent theme this year is 'Let Your Gift Shine'. This is a beautiful reminder that we have each been given the unique gifts and talents to use and to shine light in the world,  and it directs our hearts and our minds to recognise that this is a time when we should not only pray for but also to take action to help those who may be living in challenging situations within our local community and across our global family, working together to support the initiatives put before us, using our gifts to follow our Christian mission, to live out the teachings of the Gospels and to help in whatever way we can to create a peaceful, loving and just society for all.

Our chosen charity this year is Betel UK, all funds raised over the Advent period will be donated directly to support them, you can find out more about the outstanding that work they do here.

Please see our Advent page here for further information on our full programme as we move through the season.