Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Fr. Patrick Laydon RIP

Fr. Patrick (Paddy) Laydon RIP


It is with sadness that we write to inform you that Fr. Patrick (Paddy) Laydon, born 12 July 1933, died on Sunday 6 May 2018; he was 84 years of age. We ask you to remember him in your prayers.


Fr. Paddy was ordained to the priesthood at Ushaw on the 15 July 1956. He has faithfully served the people of our Diocese in the following parishes:


Newcastle: St. Mary’s Cathedral August 1956 - August 1969
Whitley Bay: St. Edward’s August 1969 - August 1971
Langley Park: St. Joseph’s August 1971 - September 1977

Parish Priest:
Forest Hall: St. Mary’s September 1977 - October 1995
Thornley: Sacred Heart & English Martyrs and Wheatley Hill: Our Lady Queen October 1995 - 2005

Sunderland: Little Sisters of the Poor 2005 - 2007

In Residence: Throckley: St. Cuthbert 2007 - 2014

Retired: Living in Newcastle 2014 - May 2018


Fr. Paddy’s body will be received into St. Mary’s, Forest Hall on Tuesday 15 May 2018 at 7.00pm and Mass will be celebrated. His Requiem Mass will be on Wednesday 16 May 2018 at 12.30pm at St. Mary’s, Forest Hall followed by burial at Jarrow.


May he rest in peace.


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