The body of Msgr George Stokes, long-time Director of Education in the Diocese, will be received into the church at St Thomas of Canterbury, Grays on Tuesday 9 May at 5pm and his Requiem Mass will take place there on Wednesday 10 May at 12 noon. The Mass will be followed by burial at Chadwell St. Mary Cemetery. There will be a buffet in the Parish Hall afterwards.
In order to accommodate the many friends and contacts in the field of education who may wish to pay their respects, a Memorial Mass will take place in Brentwood Cathedral at a later date. Details of which will be sent out in due course.