Please pray for the repose of the soul of Deacon Michael McGrail who died on Saturday 11 September 2021 fortified by the Holy Sacraments of the Church.

Deacon Michael was resident at St Thomas of Canterbury Parish, Walsall, serving that parish for over 20 years. Prior to that, after Ordination, he served in Corpus Christi Parish in Stechford, Birmingham.

We pray for Deacon Michael’s family, his friends, all parishioners, along with all those who mourn him. May he rest in peace.

The details of Deacon Michael’s funeral Mass will be shared as soon as they are known.

Funeral arrangements:

Reception into Church

at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church 

 Dartmouth Avenue, Walsall, WS3 1SP 

on Wednesday, 29th September at 4.00pm

Requiem Mass - at St Thomas of Canterbury


Thursday, 30th September at 1.00pm

Bishop Stephen Wright presiding.


Burial at North Walsall cemetery at 3.00pm


Priests are welcome to concelebrate. Please bring a purple stole. 

 Please advise the parish office directly [email protected] 

if you plan to attend this Requiem Mass so that they can make the appropriate plans according to expected numbers. Thank you.