It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of Fr Graham Williams who died in hospital on Friday 31 May 2024.

Please pray for the repose of his soul.

We also ask you to remember his wife Marie and his family in your prayers.

Canon Peter Leighton will receive Fr Graham’s body into St Robert’s Church, Fenham on Thursday 27 June with Mass at 6.30 pm. Fr Shaun Swales will celebrate Fr Graham’s Requiem Mass at St Robert’s Church, Fenham at 10.30 am on Friday 28 June.

May he rest in peace.

Death Notice

Fr Graham began ministry in the Anglican Church in 1973 and was received into Catholic Church 14 May 1993. He was ordained to the priesthood on 21 June 1997. He has faithfully served the people of our Diocese in the following parishes:


West Denton: St John Vianney, September 1997 – September 1997
(Residing and assisting at St Mary’s, Forest Hall)

Parish Priest:

North Shields: St Cuthbert, April 1998 – September 2002

Hospital Chaplain:

Residing at Low Fell: St Anne’s, September 2002 – April 2005


Low Fell: St Anne’s, April 2005 – May 2012


May 2012