Revd Michael Claridge
Mike is committed to ecumenicalism, having been at St Andrews in West Bromwich and a Minister in the wider Methodist Black Country Circuit since 2003. Mike and his family joined The Cotteridge Church in March 2017.
More details can be found about Mike on his website: www.mjclaridge.co.uk
Revd Roger Collins
My main role at Cotteridge is in the very practical witness of running the Traidcraft operation. Traidcraft is a virtual tardis of a local economy, which from the outside looks like a couple of average size bookcases and from the inside has a turnover of £20,000 per year.
Based on my social philosophy of religion my teaching — like my preaching — is observed by my students as an approach which ‘is to bemuse and fuse your mind with new approaches to social dilemmas. . . . opening a door which challenges your outlook on life, religion and that all important question of God.”