Please pray for the repose of the soul of Canon Garrett ‘Garry’ Byrne who died suddenly on Saturday 21 January 2023, aged 74.

Canon Garry had recently celebrated the Golden Jubilee of his Ordination to the Priesthood.

He was ordained on 13 January, 1973, after which his ministry took him to St Vincent’s, Ashted & Vauxhall, St Thomas More, Sheldon, St Philip Neri, Smethwick, St Joseph’s, Bidford-on-Avon and St Osburg’s, Coventry, returning to Bidford in 2015. He was installed to the Chapter of Canons in 2002, and in 2008 he was appointed Dean of the Coventry Deanery.

Canon Garry had also served the prisoners and staff at HMP Long Lartin, Worcestershire, for seven years.

We pray for Canon Garry’s family, friends, his former parishioners and all who mourn him. May he rest in peace.

Funeral Arrangements

Reception of the Body and Mass at St Joseph’s Church, Quinney’s Lane, Bidford-on-Avon, on Monday 27 February at 6.30pm.

The Funeral Mass will be at Christ the King and Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, Westhill Road, Coventry, on Tuesday 28 February 2023 at 12noon. Archbishop Bernard Longley will preside.