It is with a sense of deep shock and sadness that I have to inform you that Canon Michael McCoy died on Saturday 10th April 2021.

This is a time of great grief for Canon Michael’s family, his friends, his parishioners and for our whole Diocese. I would ask you to pray for the repose of his soul, and also to keep his family in your prayers at this most painful time.

With every good wish and blessing

Rt. Rev. Robert Byrne CO

Do you need to speak to someone for support?

For those who are seeking a Priest with whom they can speak at this time, could you please contact the Parish Priest at your local Church.

Dedicated counsellors and listeners are also available at the Cathedral Listening Service on 0191 232 6953 and on the Northumberland Listening Service on 07732 980740.