website and resources
Website updated: Wednesday, 23rd June, 2021 at 18:20
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.
Reflections for The Cotteridge Church
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.
Material from last weeks worship on the theme of Refugee
Week, with hymns on YouTube, is now available (right).
Wednesday 23rd June - Led by Mike Claridge
Wednesday 30th June - Led by Sue Spencer
Previous Wednesday Worship on Zoom
Details of the last three services, PDFs with links to the
hymns, are available (right).
Online Sunday Worship by
Birmingham District of The Methodist Church
has now ceased. However if you go to the District website (the upper box on the right) you will find links to worship from churches within the area of the District.
The Gospel for
Sunday 20th June
Mark 4 .35-41
From the Gospel retellings by
Revd Phil Summers.
A Methodist Minister
More Gospel re-tellings by
Phil are on YouTube at
Perfect Little Gentleman
The Cotteridge Church
The Cotteridge Church has
resumed worship in the church building on Sundays at 10.30am
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)
The Dramatised Gospel
By Phil Summers, a Methodist Minister in Gloucestershire.
The Vine Worship Resource: Including links to hymns (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
Worship on BBC Radio and BBC TV (Please let those not online know)
Sunday 27th June 2021 (times may vary)
Songs of Praise at 13.15 on BBC1 ‘Iona’ - Claire McCollum meets HRH the Princess Royal on the remote Scottish island of Iona and joins others inspired by its special atmosphere as a place of Christian pilgrimage..
Bells on Sunday (Radio 4) Recorded bellringing at the start of the days programming. At 5.43am!
Sunday Worship (Radio 4) at 8.10am. ‘Exile and Return’. A service from Rugby School which explores the parallels between the experience of those in education during the Coronavirus pandemic and themes of exile and return in the bible.
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))