Bishop Robert Byrne CO has released the following statement:
"It is with a sense of deep shock and sadness that I have to inform you that Canon Michael McCoy died on Saturday 10 April 2021.
"This is a time of great grief for Canon Michael’s family, his friends, his parishioners and for our whole Diocese. I would ask you to pray for the repose of his soul, and also to keep his family in your prayers at this most difficult time."
+ Rt Rev Robert Byrne CO
Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle
His funeral details will be published when they are available.