Mike Claridge

website and  resources

Updated:  Friday 5th June 2020   14:40 


Amazing Grace
sung by people from 50 countries affected by Covid19.
For Barbara Glasson’s Coronavirus Prayer:
Click here

Mike’s weekly reflection
will premiere here on
Sunday 7th June  (Trinity)
at 10.00am

A transcript will be posted on here
before the video premieres.

 Previous videos are on  YouTube
Previous transcripts are on the  Blog page

Birmingham District of The Methodist Church
Sunday Worship each week at 10.30am
To watch the service from 31st May:  Click Here
Services live stream on Sundays on Facebook and YouTube.
For a Service Sheet for 7th June:  Click here

June is Bible Month and the focus is:
Ruth: A story of lives interconnected
Click the image (right) for Dr Rachel Starr’s excellent book.

For devotional material for the
first week click here or for large print here

For a suggestion of hymns that reflect the themes
in Rachel’s book
click here

More details on The Methodist Church’s
special webpage click here

An Introduction to
The Book of Ruth:  Session One

Dr Rachel Starr  (56 mins) 

An Introduction to
The Book of Ruth:  Session Two

Dr Rachel Starr  (50 mins) 

 For a selection of courses
about the Christian faith

Click here

Practical resources during
the Covid-19 outbreak

For a range of practical resources click here

‘Breaking of the Bread’
A simple service that may be used at home while we are
unable to meet to celebrate Holy Communion together.

Click here for PDF

Daily Devotions
from The Methodist Church

and The United Reformed Church

(Click images for websites)

Resources to pass on to those who are not online.

FREE to use phone lines.
The resource on below left is from the Church of England

and the ones below right are from The Methodist Church.

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

Material for Sundays while church buildings are closed

Roundabout Magazine for May/June is now online.                              Click here

The Cotteridge Church Notices (7th June)

Mike’s letter for The Cotteridge Church E-shot (7th June)

B30 Foodbank Newsletter for May 2020

Material submitted by members of  The Cotteridge Church.    
Have a go yourself and submit via email by clicking here 

Dramatised Reading for Sunday 7th June:  Matthew 28 .16-20                                            Click here

By Phil Summers, a Methodist Minister in Gloucestershire.

Bible readings for Sunday 7th June (left) and Sunday 14th June (right)

Click the image to download  the full texts from The NRSV and The Message.

Bible Study for Sunday 7th June (left) and Sunday 14th June (right)

Bible study from ROOTS with prayers and meditations on the one of the readings.

Worship at Home Sheet for Sunday 7th June (l) and Sunday 14th June (r)
Prayers, readings, a reflection and hymns to say (or sing!)

The Vine Worship Resource for Sunday 7th June
Prayers, readings and reflections.  Plus hymns via YouTube links

ALL AGE - Children’s Sheets for Sunday 7th June (l) and Sunday 14th June (r)
Activity sheet from ROOTS resources, with word search etc and a colouring sheet.

ALL AGE - Video 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

LIVE Worship: Birmingham Methodist District: Sunday 10.30am
A full live act of worship, lasting around an hour.  Live music, readings and meditations.  Follow it live, or as a recording afterwards, on  Facebook  or  YouTube
For an outline Order of Service for
7th June click image on the right. 

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 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)

LIVE Worship: St Alban’s Cathedral: Live Eucharist on Sunday at 10.00am
An Inclusive Church. Watch on YouTube.  A service sheet for 7th June will be posted when available.

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: A Sithe (“At Home”) from the Isle of Man Sundays 10.30am and 6.30pm
A very different worship style led by Andy Fishburne.  On YouTube or via his Website.

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

Information to pass on to those not online.

Worship on BBC Radio and BBC TV for Sunday 7th June (Trinity)
Sunday Worship at 10.45am  The Reverend Canon Leigh Richardson, sub-dean and precentor, leads a service for Trinity Sunday from St Davids Cathedral in Pembrokeshire.  With hymns sung by the Songs of Praise congregation in July 2019

Songs of Praise   1.15pm.  Aled Jones revisits people who find spiritual inspiration in the great outdoors, including the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria and Perthshire.
Both of the above were recorded before churches were closed.
BBC Radio:  
Bells on Sunday (Radio 4) Recorded bellringing at the start of the days programming.  At 5.43am!
Sunday Worship
(Radio 4) LIVE at 8.10am. Jonathan Rea and Susan McKay reflect on how the Trinity gives us hope in situations that often seem impossibly difficult.
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

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


Cotteridge Church Links

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B30 Foodbank:

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Boys Brigade (7th Birmingham)

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Older Adult Day Care:

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Sri Lanka Page
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Reflections from
my friend The Rt Revd Duleep DeChickera

Saplings Stay and Play



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