It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of Fr Malcolm Cairns on Friday 11 February 2022.

Please remember Fr Malcolm in your prayers and pray for the repose of his soul.

Fr Malcolm’s body will be received into Corpus Christi, Gateshead for a Service of Reception at 5.00pm on Sunday 27 February 2022.

Bishop Robert Byrne CO will celebrate the Requiem Mass at 12.00 noon on Monday 28 February at Corpus Christi. The Mass will be followed by burial at Saltwell Cemetery.

May he rest in peace.

Death Notice

Fr Malcolm Cairns, born 21 May 1939, died on 11 February 2022; he was 82 years of age.

Fr Malcolm was ordained to the priesthood on 20 June 1998. He has faithfully served the people of our Diocese in the following parishes:


Durham: St Bede & St Godric August 98 – July 99

Parish Priest:

Blackhall: St Joseph August 99 – September 12
Amble: Sacred Heart & St Cuthbert September 12 – February 22