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.

 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.

Journey to Easter

During the Lenten season there are a series of events which we observe as part of our journey towards Easter from Ash Wednesday, through Holy Week and ending in celebration on Easter Sunday. As part of our Lenten programme we will be providing a variety of opportunities to help you explore further.  We will also highlight the significance of each of the Holy Days and Holidays with daily reflections, readings and prayers over the coming weeks.

Full information on the Lent/Easter season and the upcoming events can be found at the bottom of  our dedicated page here


Priest - Fr John McElhone


Contact Number - 0191 2623820

Priest in Residence - Fr Pat O'Connell


Contact Number - 0191 2632159

                     Ask Us

St Bernadette's Parish Centre:  0191 2621156


Mass Times:  


St Aidan's

· Sunday

· 10:00 AM

St Bernadette's

· Sunday

        · 11:30 AM

**For any amendments and weekday Mass times please see the current Newsletter*