Mike Claridge

website and  resources

Website updated:   Wednesday, 22nd September, 2021 at 17:15


I’m Mike Claridge and I’m an Ecumenical Minister in south-west Birmingham UK.
As well as being my personal webspace this is also a resource site for local churches at this time of pandemic.
This site is updated regularly.  Have a browse.  

Feedback is always welcome.

This is my own site and the  views on here are mine alone and do not necessarily represent those of our churches.

Christians at Pride
Birmingham 2021

Click photo (left)

for details (Facebook) 

Reflections for The Cotteridge Church

The reflection for

Sunday 19th September 2021

is available left and here

A reflection for

Sunday 12th September

is available left and here

Live:  Wednesday Worship on Zoom

by The Cotteridge Church

Join us live every Wednesday at 7.30pm via the Zoom platform.
For log-in details please Email
via button on right.

Wednesday 22nd September. Led by myself

Sunday Worship
and Gospel readings

by The Revd Phil Summers

are available at:

Perfect Little Gentleman

The Gospel reading for
Sunday 26th September
is available left.

Latest News

Worship at The Cotteridge Church:

Sunday at 10.30am
Face-to-face worship in the church building

Wednesday at 7.30pm
Worship live on Zoom 

Not 25 Aug or 5 Sep

Reflections on YouTube
Each week from 10.00am on Sunday
Not 29 Aug of 5 Sep

News from our three
denominations and partners

Daily Devotions
from The Methodist Church and The United Reformed Church

(Click images for websites)

For a prayer by Revd Barbara Glasson for use during the Covid19 Pandemic:  Click here  (YouTube)

Phone lines to pass on to those who are not online.

FREE to use phone lines from the Church of England (left) and The Methodist Church (right).

For TV and Radio schedules to pass on to those who are not online please scroll down.

Links for worship etc (updated weekly)

Weekly acts of worship and dramatised Gospel readings          
By Phil Summers, a Methodist Minister in Gloucestershire.

Readings for Sunday 26th September

Readings for Sunday 3rd October

Readings for Harvest Festival

To be confirmed

Bible Study notes (from ROOTS) with prayers and meditations.

Worship at Home Sheet  Prayers, readings, reflection and hymns

The Vine Worship Resource: Including links to hymns (YouTube)



ALL AGE - Children’s Sheets: Activity sheets (from ROOTS)

ALL AGE - Online Childrens’ Church (Rev Jemima, a Minister and mom of young children)
Weekly worship for children.  There’s a Facebook page and it can be watched anytime on YouTube

ALL AGE - Together at Home - All Age Worship and Activity sheets (by Jessica Ann Jenner)
Weekly worship sheets for children.  Click here for the Together at Home website also on Facebook

Links to worship in Birmingham District of The Methodist Church

can be found via the District Website.

LIVE Worship: Jazz Community Church, Birmingham at 4.00pm
Worship from Birmingham District’s Jazz Community Church.  Via their Facebook Page

LIVE Worship: Wesley’s Chapel, London: Sundays and weekdays
Live and recorded services Sundays 9.45 and 11am. Also Morning Prayer daily 10am.
Also Wednesday and Thursdays 12.45pm  
Click here (YouTube)

The United Reformed Church Sunday Podcast  (audio only)
Register to receive a Sunday morning email including a link to a radio style podcast.
The email includes the words to the hymns so you can sing along.                  
Click here 

The Church of England National Service.  Streamed each Sunday 9.00am
On the C of E website and including previous recordings.   Click here 

Recorded Worship: Inclusive Gathering Birmingham, Premieres Sundays at 4.00pm
A radically inclusive congregation that, in  normal times, meets at Carrs Lane Church.
Live worship stream, or catch up with recordings later.   On
YouTube or Facebook Live 

For more resources and Live streams click below:
The Methodist Church           The Church of England            The United Reformed Church

Worship on BBC Radio and BBC TV  (Please let those not online know)

Sunday 26th September 2021 (times may vary when schedules are changed)


Songs of Praise at 13.15 on BBC1  ‘Where Songs of Praise began’ - Aled Jones is in Cardiff, where the first episode of Songs of Praise was recorded, to introduce some of the most memorable moments from the programme’s 60-year history.

BBC Radio:  
Bells on Sunday (Radio 4) at 5.43 am Recorded bellringing at the start of the days programming.
Sunday Worship  (Radio 4) at 8.10am.  ‘All good gifts …. ’ Harvest Festival live from Holy Trinity Church Westbury on Trym, Bristol. Preacher: The Revd Canon Dr Martin Gainsborough.

The Daily Service  (Radio 4, Digital and LW only).  Every weekday at 9.45.
Choral Evensong  (Radio 3) Recorded.  Sundays at 3.00pm and Wednesday at 3.30pm (times vary)

BBC Local Radio:
An informal Act of Worship is embedded in a chat show usually between 8.00am and 8.30am.  The theme varies every week.  It is available on all BBC Local Radio Stations including BBC Radio WM.

“We have just enough religion to make us hate but not enough to make us love one another.”  (Jonathan Swift)


Local Church Links

The Cotteridge Church Café


B30 Foodbank:

Website : Facebook : Twitter

Boys Brigade (7th Birmingham)

Website : Twitter : Facebook

The Cotteridge Church
Older Adult Day Care:

Website : Facebook

Sri Lanka Page
(click flag)
Reflections from
my friend The Rt Revd Duleep DeChickera

The Cotteridge Church
Saplings Stay and Play  (Pre-school)


Information for

Genealogy Researchers
Location of Registers of

The Cotteridge Church (PDF)

“Be compassionate as God is compassionate: (Luke 6:36))

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