website and resources
Website updated: Friday, 26th February, 2021 at 15:25
Please note that The Cotteridge Church
building is currently closed for worship
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.
on social media.
17th Feb - 4th Apr
Reflections for The Cotteridge Church
The reflection for
Sunday 28th February
(The Second Sunday in Lent)
will be available left and here
from 10.00am on Sunday
For a written version click here.
The reflection for
Sunday 21st February
(The First Sunday in Lent)
is available left and here
For a written version click here
Lent Course - Holy Habits: Following Jesus
Thursdays at 7.30pm
This year our Lent Course is taking place on Zoom. The link is in Mike’s weekly
letter which is available in ‘News’ below. You can also request it via Email here
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 3rd March - Worship led by Sue Spencer
Previous Wednesday Worship on Zoom
If you weren’t able to join us for our last two services
click the buttons opposite for PDFs
including links to the music and other information.
Live: Sunday Worship
by Birmingham District of The Methodist Church
On the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month at 10.30am
Next District Worship, Sunday 7th March, 10.30am
On weeks when there isn’t a District Service try:
Join Great Barr Methodist Church in worship at 10.30am:
The Cotteridge Church
The Cotteridge Church building
is now closed for worship
until further notice.
The Gospel for
Sunday 28th February
Mark 8 .31-38
From the Gospel retellings
by Revd Phil Summers.
A Methodist Minister
More Gospel re-tellings by
Phil are on YouTube at
Perfect Little Gentleman
News from B30 Food Bank
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
By Phil Summers, a Methodist Minister in Gloucestershire.
The Vine Worship Resource: Including links to hymns (YouTube)
Links to worship by Birmingham District (Methodist Church) are now higher up this page.
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 28th February
Worship for Lent 2 at 11.15am The Rev Kate Bottley introduces a church service for Lent from St Martin’s Church, Maidstone.
Songs of Praise at 13.15 ‘Tintern Abbey’ - Ahead of St David’s Day, Sean Fletcher explores beautiful Tintern Abbey, and Welsh Rugby legends share their stories of finding faith after hanging up their boots.
Bells on Sunday (Radio 4) Recorded bellringing at the start of the days programming. At 5.43am!
Sunday Worship (Radio 4) at 8.10am. ‘St David’s Day’ - The Archbishop of Wales, the Most Reverend John Davies, marks St David's Day in a service for the second sunday of Lent, recorded under lockdown conditions at Brecon Cathedral.
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
“Be compassionate as God is compassionate: (Luke 6:36))