Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Fr. Michael Conaty RIP

Fr. Michael Conaty RIP


It is with sadness that we write to inform you that Fr. Michael Conaty, born on 11 February 1933, died peacefully on Thursday 5 October 2017; he was 84 years of age. We ask you to remember him in your prayers.


Fr. Michael was ordained to the priesthood on the 8 June 1958. He has faithfully served the people of our Diocese in the following parishes:

St. Cuthbert's, Stockton, July 1958 – 1959
St. Joseph's, Langley Park, 1959 – October 1959
St. Bede's, Sacriston, October 1959 – April 1963
St. Teresa's, Newcastle, April 1963 - January 1973
St. Anthony of Padua, Walker, January 1973 - January 1978

Parish Priest:
St. Anthony of Padua, Walker, January 1978 - October 2017


Fr. Michael's body will be received into St. Anthony of Padua, Walker on Thursday 12 October 2017 at 7.00pm and Mass will be celebrated. His Requiem Mass will be on Friday 13 October at 12.05pm at St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle followed by burial at Heaton Cemetery.


Fr. Michael’s family invite everyone to St. Anthony's Community Centre, Welbeck Street, Newcastle for refreshments following his Requiem Mass. All are welcome.


May he rest in peace.