Following Fr John Darley’s funeral in Spain last Wednesday, 5 July, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated for Fr John at St Mary’s Church, High Street, Brierley Hill, DY3 3AE.

This will be on Thursday 27 July, 2023 at 7pm, at which Bishop David Evans will preside.


Of your charity, please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Father John Darley, retired priest of the Archdiocese, who died on Friday 30 June, in Alicante, aged 79.

He was ordained on 12 April 1969 and worked around the diocese until his retirement in 2012, when he moved to the warmer climes of Spain.

Fr John’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 5 July at 11am CEST (BST +1, 10am) at the Church of St Francis of Assisi, L’Altet, Alicante, followed by cremation.

The Funeral Mass will be live streamed via YouTube

We pray for Father John’s family, friends, his former parishioners and all who mourn him. May he Rest in Peace.