Fr Michael’s body will be received into the Cathedral Church of St Mary & St Helen at 6.30 pm on Tuesday 4 April and there will be a Requiem Mass in the Cathedral on 5 April at 11.30 am
Mgr Michael, who died on Friday, retired in 2003 after 40 years of faithful and dedicated service to the Diocese.
Bishop Alan urged clergy and 'stewards of the gospel' to come to the table and get involved in discernment and collaboration at a recent meeting.
The souvenir booklet contains more than 300 photographs recording the development of the Diocese of Brentwood.
The parish of Our Lady of Lourdes supports the community of Sebeya through regular collections.
Girls at Grays Convent cleared rubbish from the local beach - and are keen to do more community projects.
Bishop Alan will welcome 220 new entrants from across the Diocese at St Antony's, Forest Gate this weekend.
Four youth leaders from Brentwood Diocese, who are also CAFOD volunteers, will be running workshops on refugees and climate change at the event.
Bernadette Fisher is to become head of the Brentwood Catholic Children's Society, which works with children and families of all faiths and none.
Caritas Anchor House is 'a real game-changer for the people it supports', says Bishop.