This is my own site and  the views

expressed on here are mine alone

and do not necessarily

represent those of my churches.

Mike Claridge

website and  resources

Website updated:   Friday, 5th August, 2022 at 14:30


I’m Mike Claridge and I’m an Ecumenical Minister in south Birmingham UK.
As well as being my personal webspace
this is also a resource site for individuals and churches.
This site is updated regularly.
  Feedback welcome.

The crisis in Sri Lanka

See Twitter feed above and church statements opposite

Weekly Reflections

There will not be a
reflection for
Sunday 24th July
Sunday 31st July
Sunday 7th August

Reflection for

Sunday 17th July 2022
Jesus visits the home
of Martha and Mary.

Reflection for

Sunday 10th July

The Parable of
The Good Samaritan

For more reflections
click the button opposite.

Gospel retellings and At Home Worship

by The Revd Phil Summers.  More available at Perfect Little Gentleman

The Gospel for
Sunday 7th August 2022

Luke 12 .32-40

Where your treasure is,

there will your heart be also.

Music, prayers
and readings
I’m not going to
church today
#12 (10th July 2022)

Worship on Zoom - Wednesdays at 7.30pm

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

Next Zoom:  Wednesday 10th August - Led by Mike Claridge

Latest News from the churches

The Cotteridge Church:

Sunday at 10.30am
Worship in the church building

Tuesday at 10.00am
Holy Communion

Wednesday at 7.30pm
Worship live on Zoom 

Reflections on YouTube
Each week usually from Friday

News from
our three
and partners

Daily Devotions
from The Methodist Church and The United Reformed Church

(Click images for websites)

Lectionary Links and Materials

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

Sunday 7th August

Sunday 14th August 

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 on YouTube

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

A selection of other online material

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

“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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