skip to main content
St Aidans Church

About the church

A place of worship was founded on this site of the present church in 635 by Saint Aidan.  St Aidan was called to Bamburgh from Iona by King Oswald to establish Christianity in his newly united kingdom of Northumbria.

No trace of that wooden building can be now be seen - other than perhaps a beam in the Baptistery.  Tradition has it that thsi is the beam that St Aidan was leaning against when he died and it is said to have miraculously survived two fires.

The site of St Aidan's death is marked by a simple shrine within the present church.  The church building that is now seen dates from the end of the 12th century.

This parish church has been a focus of pilgrimage over the centuries and modern day visitors and pilgrims are very welcome.

St Aidan's is open from 9 in the morning until dusk every day

Regular Services

Sundays - Eucharist 11.00am

Wednesdays - Holy Communion 10.00"

For details of these and other variations see notices inside the church


The Reverand Canon Brian Hurst (01668 214748) Vicar of Bamburgh and Ellingham and Area Dean of Bamburgh and Glendale or alternatively contact the churchwarden Christopher Turner

Click here to View St Aidans Church Website


St Aidan’s Church has a fine peal of 8 bells Practice night is Tuesday 7.00 – 8.30 pm Beginners & Visiting Ringers are always welcome Bell Tower Captain: Pauline Lees Tel 01668 214 034

Nearby churches

Methodist Church, Seahouses

  • 1st Sunday - 9.30 am
  • Other Sundays - 10.45 am

St. Aidan's RC Church, 18 King Street, Seahouses NE68 7XP

Telephone 01665 720427


  • Every Sunday and Holy Days - Mass 11.00am
  • Easter to end of September. Vigil Mass Saturday - 12.00 midday
  • Sunday Mass - 11.00am
  • Weekdays - 10.00am

Latest News

Re-Dedication Service War Memorial 10th November 2019, 12.20pm at the Memorial and afterwards 12.45pm in the Pavilion for Lunch. Hello Bamburgh Residents, Villagers.. A reminder to all, Bamburgh ... Read more »

On Facebook