Welcome to The Bay Church

Welcome to The Bay Church

The Bay Church, Whitley Bay, in the North East of England, is a friendly community-based church that exists to help bring the reality of Jesus Christ to each and every individual.

Together we are committed to being a ‘Family of Faith’ regardless of age, gender, race, education or wealth. We seek to encourage Kingdom growth in the local area, nationally and internationally, working with other churches and Christian groups.

You’ll find out a little about who we are and what we do from this site, but the best way to get to know us is to pay us a visit! See our service times.

The Bay Church is affiliated with AsOne North East, the Order of Saint Leonard (which is part of Churches Together England) and Whitley Bay Churches Together

All church services, meetings and events are now suspended until further notice. Stay connected via Facebook and our YouTube channel

The Bay Church is affiliated with AsOne North East and the Order of Saint Leonard (which is part of Churches Together England).

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3 months ago
Prophetic Activation | Invitation | 03.05.20

🙌 Launching Friday... you're invited to join with us as we step out 🔥

Welcome to The Bay Church NE! It's great to welcome you and we hope you enjoy the message. Our church building is temporarily closed due to Covid-19 but you ...

3 months ago
Sarah McMillan - King Of My Heart (Live)

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,
your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against ... See more

Get “King Of My Heart” from Live At The Knight on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/LiveAtTheKnight?IQid=vevo SUBSCRIBE to JohnMarkMcMillanVEVO: http://smarturl.it/...

3 months ago
The Blessing // Virtual Choir (Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Elevation Worship Cover)

It's #motivationalmonday and we thought we'd share this song as it's sweeping across the nation at the moment.
We'd love to hear how God is speaking to you, how you're being blessed by him & others ... See more

Watch the virtual choir performance of “The Blessing” from Christ Church Choir and even some special guests! Get song resources for "The Blessing" here: http...

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Vision Statement

We believe The Bay Church is called to be a Kingdom-focused family with a heart to encounter God and see revival in our region and beyond by taking His love, presence and power wherever we go.

Our core values

These express the DNA of The Bay Church. They outline who God has called each one of us to be and what is important to us.


Intimacy with God
Belonging through loving & being loved
Honouring children & young people
Hope for eternity


Carriers of His presence
Sent out
Shaped by the Word of God


Equipped with power for purpose
Raising up the next generation of leaders
Believing for the impossible
Being authentic believers
A lifestyle of generosity


We believe that generosity and giving are an essential part of our worship and a biblical principle that we’re all called to live by.

To make a financial contribution to what we do at The Bay Church, either as a visitor or to set up regular giving, please use the link below. We now accept contactless payments and online giving, as well as bank transfers.

Street Pastors

Street Pastors was pioneered in London in 2003 by Les Isaac. Now, there are more than 300 towns and cities around the UK have a Street Pastors team.

In Whitley Bay, the first patrol was on December 3rd 2011. It now also covers Tynemouth. It involves Christian volunteers who are out in the community Helping, Caring and Listening. Their main role is to watch out for and care for vulnerable people.

Order of St Leonard

Very Rev Alan and Rev Paul belong to the Order of Saint Leonard, which has the objective to bring all Christians of differing denominations and streams, without leaving their distinctive groupings, into fellowship for prayer, mission and to help the disadvantaged. The Bay Church is proud to be affiliated with the Order of Saint Leonard (which is now part of Churches Together England).


AsOne North East is a relational network that connects and encourages revival leaders across the North East of England. It expands God’s Kingdom by helping to build relationships between leaders, ministries and organisations, and to equip them to bring transformation within their spheres of influence.

Food Bank

Founded in February 2012, The BAY Foodbank aims to provide emergency food provision to individuals or families experiencing a financial crisis. This crisis happens when a family have no money because of low income, bereavement, benefit delay, redundancy, an unexpected bill or illness. People can be referred by churches, doctors, social services or other agencies.