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
· 6:30 PM
· 9:30 AM
· 11:15 AM
**For Weekday Mass Times
please see Newsletter**
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.
Forward Together in Hope: Tynemouth Priory Partnership
We don't just belong to our parish; not only are we are linked very closely with the Diocese but also with the newly formed Tynemouth Priory Partnership.
The self-evaluation and consultation period is now at an end and the proposals from the parishes were reviewed by Bishop Seamus and his team. The decision was made to form 18 new partnerships across the region with a view to streamline activities and to develop an active, empowered and engaged Catholic Community throughout the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. Each partnership is made up of a group of existing parishes agreeing to work together to share
resources, both human and material, to become stronger and better
equipped for furthering the Kingdom of God into the future.
As of July 2017 we are now part of the Tynemouth Priory Partnership comprising of:
Immaculate Heart of Mary, West Monkseaton
- Our Lady & St Aidan, Wallsend
- Our Lady & St Columba, Wallsend
- Our Lady & St Edmund, Backworth
- Our Lady & St Oswin, Tynemouth
- St Bernadette, Wallsend
- St Cuthbert, North Shields
- St Edward, Whitley Bay
- St Joseph, North Shields
- St Mary, Cullercoats