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.
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.
Wednesday 22nd September. Led by myself
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
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
The Vine Worship Resource: Including links to hymns (YouTube)
Links to worship in Birmingham District of The Methodist Church
can be found via the District Website.
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 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.
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.
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))