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Cotteridge cross

24 Pershore Road South, Kings Norton

Telephone (0121) 433 5518
Facsimile  (0121) 459 6909
E-mail: administrator@thecotteridgechurch.org.uk

Website: www.thecotteridgechurch.org.uk

The Cotteridge Church: Registered Charity No 1143091

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  9.00 a.m. Holy Communion
10.30 a.m. Morning Worship
Parade and Baptisms on the 1st Sunday of the month
Communion on the 2nd & 4th Sunday

Young Church (including crèche)

6.30 p.m. Evening Worship
Holy Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
Evening Prayer on the 4th Sunday

2nd Sunday in the Month
6.30 p.m. - 7.45 p.m. Café Church


10.00 a.m. Holy Communion
(also, as announced)

Weekday Worship

1st Thursday - 12.30 p.m.

Weddings, Baptisms & Other Enquiries
0121 433 5518

March 2016


Cotteridge Church Café


Monday-Friday         10.00 am - 2.00 pm
Saturday                    10.00 am - 12.30 pm

Open to the public for food and drinks.
Hot meals are available from the trolley from 12.00 noon - 12.50 p.m.  Monday-Friday.

New volunteers are always welcome. If you would like to volunteer with us, please feel free to come in for a chat, or contact Linda Mann via the Church Office.



Book Centre:     Christian Literature, Children’s Books, Greetings Cards.

Traidcraft:          Is the leading fair trade organisation in the UK, helping thousands of families around the world work their way out of  poverty.
Saturday:    10.00 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Sunday:       before and after morning service
Traidcraft is also available during the week (please ask for assistance at the Café).

Contacts:     Jane Stephens 458 7552   jane@stephens91.freeserve.co.uk
                    Roger Collins 459 4009





The bi-monthly mini-magazine of Churches Together in Birmingham 30.

Contact:  Linda Mann    608 2088



The Cotteridge Church bimonthly magazine

Contact:  Celia Lester    roundabout@thecotteridgechurch.org.uk

Weekly Notice Sheet

Provides details of services, activities and a prayer column.

Information to Phil Adams at

or Tel: 475 3145   Mob: 07779 573 986


Member of Parliament:    Steve McCabe MP

Advice sessions on 3rd Saturday in month 10.30 a.m. - 12 noon
No appointment necessary

To contact: Steve McCabe:   Tel:  0121 443 3878  or e-mail: mccabes@parliament.uk


Women's Evening Fellowship

Wednesday  7.30 pm. (Fortnightly)

W.E.F. Is a small group of ladies aged 50+ who meet together to listen to speakers, to appreciate music and poetry and to enjoy fellowship together.

Contact:  Linda Mann   Tel: 608 2088

Film Group

2nd Friday of the month   8.00 pm

Contact: Doug Hincks Tel: 444 4377

Book Group

Usually  2nd Thursday at 8.00 p.m.

Contact:  Liz Larkin   Tel: 451 3498

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

Thursday 10.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. 

For Birmingham residents over the age of 50.

Contact:  Andrew, Age UK   Tel: 477 0272 or  477 4510

Overeaters Anonymous

Friday   7.30 -8.30 p.m


Councillor Mary Lock's Advice Sessions

3rd Saturday of the month  5.30 pm - 7.30 pm.

No appointment needed.Tel: 303 2039

From time to time other organisations run short courses on a variety of subjects.
Please see the weekly notice sheet for further details.

For further details and availability of rooms contact:  Irene Spooner, Administrator  

Tel:  433 5518 or Email administrator@thecotteridgechurch.org.uk


Church Choir

Thursday        7.30 pm

The Choir provides an opportunity for those who enjoy singing to make a contribution to Sunday worship.  New members are always welcome.

Contact:  John Tesh:  Tel: 01562 753935

Luncheon Club

Friday   12.00 noon - 1.15 pm

We are a group of older people, average age 85, who meet to have lunch together. 

Unfortunately we cannot offer transport.

Contact:Chris Rogers on 0121 459 4022 or  Doreen Hancox     

Coffee and Chat

Thursday        6.00 p.m. - 9.00 pm
We are a mental health support group.


Café Church

2nd Sunday in the Month      6.30 p.m. - 7.45 p.m.
Alternative way to worship especially for young people but everyone welcome.
Contact: Tim Sprackling  Tel:  0121 459 3039

Life & Soul

In place of the 10:30 service on 5th Sundays; a social worship event, combining worship and social interaction, followed by lunch.


B30 Foodbank

The B30 Foodbank is supported by all the churches in the B30 Churches Together Network. It is based in the Cotteridge Church, and open from 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm every Tuesday and Friday. It is open to voucher holders only, who are referred to the foodbank by professional social worker, doctors, community workers, schools, or job centres. We have teams of volunteers who are here to "meet and greet" the clients or to "pick and pack" food parcels. We also are involved in supermarket collections. If you wish to donate food, there are collection points in all the local curches. If you are interested in volunteering for work with the B30 Foodbank, please email:  Info@b30.foodbank.org.uk  or telephone 07582 143 972  or browse our web site: www.b30.foodbank.org.uk

Cotteridge  Church Older Adult Care Centre
       Monday-Friday  8.30 am - 4.30 pm

We care for older adults coping with isolation, depression, physical, sensory and learning difficulties both in our centre-based day care provision and our wider outreach work.
We aim to promote independence and well being, to encourage and facilitate people to remain living in their own homes and encourage a sharing of ideas, memories and skills and to encourage new friendships and activities.
We arrange daily activities, special outings, visiting speakers, tai chi classes, chiropody services, musical memory events and much much more.
For more information:
Contact:  Michelle Madden Tel:   0121 458 3101
E-mail: ccdaycentre@btconnect.com

YOUTH ACTIVITIES - (during school term only)

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The Boys’ Brigade


Friday:     6.15 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.       Anchor Boys (5-8 years)
                 6.15 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.       Junior Section (8-11 years)
                 7.45 p.m. - 9.45 p.m.     Company Section (11 years  upwards)
The Boys’ Brigade is inter-denominational with  individual Companies in many of the Christian  Churches.  Founded  in 1883 its Motto ‘Sure and Steadfast’ remains the same today.

Contact:  Website
            Facebook              Twitter              e-mail 

Bob Hotchkiss     Tel:  0121 459 3484

Saplings - Stay and Play
Friday 9.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. during school terms
          Parents and carers with children and babies 0 - 4 years. Provides fun, friendship and support

Contact:       Website           Facebook           e-mail



Tuesday  6.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.        Girls aged 5-7 years

Rainbows are the youngest members of Girl  Guiding UK.  We have lots of fun making things, playing games and meeting new people.

Contact:  Laura Hussey    



Tuesday    6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.      Girls aged 7-10 years

Brownies have fun, learn new and practical skills and by taking part in games learn about team work.
Contact: Ana Leech  Tel:   0121 246 7779

Girl Guides


Tuesday  7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.        Girls  aged 10-14 years.
Contact:  Tracey Branch   Email tmbranch@hotmail.co.uk


Alternate  Mondays   7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.

Contact:  Claire Scorrie    Tel:  0121 459 9172


Men's Keep Fit

Men's Keep Fit

Monday    8.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.
General exercise group for men of all ages.  Warm up, volleyball.

Contact: Christine Adams    Tel:  458 5607


Black Adder Clog Morris Dancing
Please note: Now meeting at The Friends' Meeting House, Bristol Road, Selly Oak.
Thursday    8.00 pm
Except the 1st Thursday in every month.
Friendly dances and music group  open to all - dances will be taught for beginners.  Women and men of all ages welcome.

Contact:   E-Mail: BlackAdderSecretary@gmail.com


Cotteridge Country Walkers

Cotteridge Country Walkers

Saturdays, about once a month, starting mid-morning.
Welcomes all people (and well-behaved dogs) of any age who enjoy long or short walks in the country - usually in the Midlands area.

Contact:  Peter Childs        E-Mail contact link





Revd Mike Claridge mike.claridge@thecotteridgechurch.org.uk




Revd Roger Collins 0121 459 4009       







0121 433 5518


The Cotteridge Church: Registered Charity No 1143091


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