website and resources
Website updated: Tuesday, 1st December, 2020 at 09:55
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.
Please be aware that this is my own webspace and that the contents and views on here are mine
and do not necessarily represent those of our churches.
Material for Advent and Christmas
God is with us
Material from The Methodist Church
Social Media Campaign
Daily material on Twitter, Facebook
and Instagram using #GodIsWithUs
Other material as below.
God of Justice
Joint Public Issues Team
Prince of Peace
How are we called
to be enactors of peace?
Click here for JPIT website
Comfort and Joy
The Church of England
Click below for material
and details of online services during
Advent and Christmas
There are more ideas on the
Birmingham Circuit website
United Reformed Church
Daily devotions and
Reflections for The Cotteridge Church
for Sunday 29th November
Mark 13 .24-37
Retold by Revd Phil Summers
A Methodist Minister
More Gospel re-tellings by
Phil are on YouTube at
Perfect Little Gentleman
from The Cotteridge Church
The Cotteridge Church
Wednesday 23rd December 7.30pm
On Zoom. Email for details here.
from our three
B30 Food Bank
The Autumn Newsletter
from B30 Foodbank:
A simple act to use at home while we are unable to meet to celebrate Holy Communion together.
Click here for PDF
The Cotteridge Church
Click image for PDF
or read online here.
from The Methodist Church
and The United Reformed Church
(Click images for websites)
during the Covid-19 outbreak
For a range of resources click here
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)
The Dramatised Gospel for this week.
By Phil Summers, a Methodist Minister in Gloucestershire.
LIVE Worship: Wesley’s Chapel, London: Sundays and weekdays
Live worship (and recordings of earlier weeks) from Wesley’s Chapel in London. 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 from 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
Information to pass on to those not online.
Worship on BBC Radio and BBC TV for Sunday 6th December
Songs of Praise 13.15pm ‘Young Chorister of the Year - Final’ - On the second Sunday of Advent, the Rev Kate Bottley hosts the final of BBC Young Chorister of the Year with judges John Rutter, Laura Wright and Carl Jackson.
Bells on Sunday (Radio 4) Recorded bellringing at the start of the days programming. At 5.43am!
Sunday Worship (Radio 4) at 8.10am. ‘Cities of Promise - A place for nature’ With the Rev Dr Rob Marshall, Rector of Digswell, Welwyn Garden City.
The Daily Service (Radio 4, LW only) LIVE but with archive music. Weekdays at 9.45.
Choral Evensong (Radio 3) Recorded. Sundays at 3.00pm and Wednesday at 3.30pm
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
The Cotteridge Church
Saplings Stay and Play (Pre-school)
Location of Registers of
The Cotteridge Church (PDF)
“Be compassionate as God is compassionate: (Luke 6:36))