It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of Fr Patrick (Paddy) McMahon who died peacefully in hospital on Wednesday 1 February 2023, aged 82.

Please pray for the repose of Fr McMahon’s soul.

Fr Patrick’s body will be received into St Teresa’s, Heaton at 6.00pm on Wednesday 1 March and Mass will be celebrated. His Requiem Mass will be at St Teresa’s on Thursday 2 March at 12.45pm followed by Interment at Benton Cemetery.

May he rest in peace.

Death Notice

Fr Patrick (Paddy) McMahon was born 26 November 1940, died on 1 February 2023; he was 82 years of age.

Fr Patrick was ordained to the priesthood on 4 June 1966 and has faithfully served the people of our Diocese in the following parishes:


Murton: St Joseph, August 1966 – December 1968
Ashington: St Aidan, December 1968 – June 1975
Chester-le-Street: St Cuthbert, June 1975 – August 1983
Barnard Castle: St Mary, August 1983 – August 1984

Parish Priest:

Bedlington: St Bede, August 1984 – April 1986
Sick Leave August 1986 – May 1987
Coundon: St Joseph, May 1987 – September 2003


Hartlepool: St Teresa, September 2003 – July 2007

In Residence:

Heaton: St Teresa, July 2007 – November 2022
Little Sisters of the Poor: November 2022 – February 2023