Michael was vicar and rector of All Souls Langham Place, London; Bishop of Chester; Asst. Bishop in London; Asst Bishop in Guildford. He has been involved in publications aimed at youth worship. For many years he was Chairman of Jubilate Hymns. His most well-known and much-used tunes are to "Lord for the years" and "Name of all Majesty. Michael's speaking ministry has taken him all over the UK and many countries around the world.