It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of Fr Michael Keoghan on Friday 10 June 2022.

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

Fr Michael’s Requiem Mass will be held at 11.00am on Monday 27 June at Our Lady and St Joseph’s, Brooms. Fr Michael’s body is being taken home to Ireland.

May he rest in peace.

Death Notice

Father Michael Keoghan was born 28 April 1931, died on 10 June 2022; he was 91 years of age. You are asked to remember him in your prayers.

Father Michael was ordained to the priesthood on 5 June 1955. He has faithfully served the people of our Diocese in the following parishes:


Sunderland: St Joseph, August 1955 – October 1961
Newcastle: St Vincent, October 1961 – October 1967
Sunderland: St Cecilia, October 1967 – June 1975

Parish Priest:

North Shields: St Thomas More, June 1975 – December 1976
Billingham: Holy Rosary, December 1976 – September 1994
Brooms: Our Lady and St Joseph, September 1994 – August 2015