Requiescat in Pace: Rt Rev Kevin Dunn, Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle

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Bishop Kevin has died very peacefully in the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, at 9.30pm on Saturday 1st March.

He was surrounded by his family including his mother, Cath, aged 88. Canon Cunningham, the Vicar General, was also present and anointed him and said the Prayers for the Dying, and together with the family said the Prayers for the Dead.

The Vicar General, Canon Cunningham, said: “We are very grateful to the doctors and nurses at the Freeman Hospital for the loving care and concern given to the Bishop and his family throughout his illness.”

Bishop Kevin had been admitted to hospital in February and was transferred to intensive care with pneumonia.

A full obituary and press release will follow as soon as possible.