St Aidan's Roman Catholic Church, Benton

St. Aidan's statue

Welcome to St Aidan's Parish.

Welcome to the website of the parish of St. Aidan's, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne.

This site has  been created to provide information to parishioners and visitors alike.

We think that our parish is a friendly, welcoming and inclusive one and we actively encourage visitors and returning parishioners.

If you would like to join us for any of our services or events please come along.

If, however, you would like to make contact before visiting or returning to our parish just use the contact form and one of our parish members will be only too happy to meet you when you visit.

Please take a few minutes to view the various sections of the site and if you need further assistance do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact us here.

Important Notice - Latest News - Masses suspended due to Covid-19/Coronavirus but some Churches are STARTING to open for Private Prayer.

In line with all UK Catholic Churches and current Government Guidance, there are no public celebration of Mass until further notice.  Please see other pages of this website and the Diocesan website for further details.

Latest - St. Mary's in Forest Hall are starting to plan a return to private prayer.  Father Hall is leading a team from across the parishes of St. Mary's and St. Aidan's to find a way to open St. Mary's for limited periods of time for private prayer.  These are the first step towards a return towards normality. 

Important Notice!

The Diocese offers a telephone-based Listening Service to people who would like to speak to a counsellor, or simply want someone to listen to their concerns. Especially in the current circumstances, there may well be someone you know (it may even be yourself!) who would benefit from contacting this service.

There are two numbers to ring:

For St Mary's Cathedral, Listening Service

0191 232 6953

for the Northumberland Service

07732 980 740

Important Notice - First Holy Communion Sessions 2020 - Covid-19

Following official advice, and in order to keep each other safe, all future sessions for First Holy Communicants and their parents are cancelled until further notice.  

Please check back for updates but we will attempt to contact all families involved in good time when sessions rest.

Parish and Partnership Diaries

Partnership Mass Times - Please see the Mass Times page

We are an active parish - you can see our latest annual diary to the right.
An Excel version is also available on the Bulletin and Letters page of this site.

Important Updates within the Partnership

From 1st March 2020, St. Aidan's parish will be partnered with St Mary's, Forest Hall.  Our new Priest will be Fr Sean Hall.  Fr Mariadass and Fr John will move to St. Robert's and English Martyrs.

For more details including those for a farewell mass please see our Parish and Partnerships page. 

Annual Diary June-21.pdf Annual Diary June-21.pdf
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Have YOU got any suggestions?

Thanks to your support and involvement the Justice and Peace bank balance is looking rather healthy.
We are now looking for suggestions as to good causes that the parish can donate to.
This money has been raised specifically to assist justice and peace good causes both here in the UK and overseas therefore donations can only be made to causes that promote increased justice and/or peace.
If you have any ideas please contact a member of the Justice and Peace Group or use the contact form on this website. 
We look forward to hearing from you with your ideas.  If you would like more information please visit our Justice and Peace page here...

  What can YOU do to help YOUR Parish?

There are hundreds of activities going on behind the scenes to run a parish like St. Aidan's and we could really use your skills and help.

We would love to involve more people in the life of our parish community here at St Aidan's. 

Would you be willing to help?  This can be as often or as infrequently as you like. 

Click here to see just some of the opportunities to get involved.