Death of Canon Mayes

The death has taken place of Rev Canon John Mayes, the hugely popular former Rector of All Saints Clooney and, previously, Rector of Kilrea and Aghadowey.

Canon Mayes, who was 76, died peacefully on Sunday at his home in Londonderry’s Waterside. He is survived by his wife Alison and children Rory, Victoria and Aonghus.

Canon Mayes was appointed a Canon of Derry in 1992 and served for a time as Bishop’s Secretary for Inter Church Affairs and as Rural Dean of Derry,

There will be a private Service of Thanksgiving in St Columb’s Cathedral for Canon Mayes’ life, with burial afterwards in Kilrea Parish Churchyard. Attendance at the funeral will be restricted because of COVID-19 regulations.

Family flowers only; donations in lieu, if desired, to St Columb’s Cathedral Restoration Fund, c/o Very Rev. Raymond Stewart, The Rectory, 30 Bishop’s Street, Londonderry, BT48 6PP or Foyle Hospice, c/o Mrs Ruth Hay, Funeral Director, 24a Church Road, Altnagelvin, Londonderry BT47 3QQ.