Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Fr. Anthony Donaghue RIP

Fr. Anthony Donaghue RIP


It is with sadness that we write to inform you that Fr. Anthony Donaghue, born 26 November 1948, died peacefully in hospital on Saturday 9 September 2017; he was 68 years of age. We ask you to remember him in your prayers.


Fr. Anthony was ordained to the priesthood at Peterlee on the 6 April 1974. He has faithfully served the people of our Diocese in the following parishes:

St. Aidan's, Ashington April 1974 – November 1976
St. Cuthbert's, Hartlepool November 1976 – January 1985
St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle January 1985 – October 1990

Parish Priest:
St. Joseph's, Gateshead October 1990 January 2003
Our Lady & St. Columba, Wallsend January 2003 - September 2017


Fr. Anthony’s body will be received into Our Lady & St Columba’s, Wallsend on Sunday 17 September 2017 at 6.00pm. His Requiem Mass will be on Monday 18 September 2017 at 12.00 noon at Our Lady & St Columba’s, Wallsend followed by burial at Grangetown Cemetery, Sunderland.


May he rest in peace.


The full death notice is now available to download.