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2017 articles written for The Cotteridge Church magazine:

Season of Remembrance and Hope (Magazine article for November 2017)

It’s November. The year is already drawing towards it’s close. Within a week or so .....

(Includes the poem 'Christmas on The Somme')

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Reformation 500 (Magazine article for September 2017)

This year is the 500th Anniversary of The Reformation, the period in history that saw enormous changes .....

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Christianity 2.1 (Magazine article for July 2017)

Most of the time we take computers for granted I suppose. That is until things go wrong! .......

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Hope (Magazine article for May 2017)

We’ve celebrated Easter and, as always we did so with the benefit of hindsight. We believe that .......

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Introduction (Magazine article for March 2017)

My name’s Mike Claridge and on 23rd March I’ll become your new Minister at The Cotteridge Church!

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2017 articles written for St Andrew's, West Bromwich magazine:

Farewell (Magazine article for March 2017)

This is my last letter for the St Andrew’s ‘Roundabout’ because, at the beginning of March, I will be taking my last services at St Andrew’s before moving on.

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Farewell 2016 .... Welcome 2017 (Magazine article for January 2017)

I’m writing this as 2016 enters it’s final week. I know that many people will not be sad to see the year come to an end.

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Scroll to the bottom of the page for archived articles (2011 - 2016).

Archives

2016

A very different Advent! (Magazine article for December 2016) Click here to download

Flowers of Remembrance (Magazine article for November 2016) Click here to download

Autumn Hope (Magazine article for October 2016) Click here to download

Come, ye thankful people, come (Magazine article for September 2016) Click here to download

Love is stronger than hate (Magazine article for August 2016) Click here to download

Sure and Steadfast (Magazine article for July 2016) Click here to download

Referendum (Magazine article for June 2016) Click here to download

Reconciliation (Magazine article for May 2016) Click here to download

Easter, more than a Sunday (Magazine article for April 2016) Click here to download

Vain the stone, the watch, the seal (Magazine article for March 2016) Click here to download

Lent Course 2016 (Magazine article for February 2016) Click here to download

2015

Preparation! (Magazine article for December 2015) Click here to download

Remembering (Magazine article for November 2015) Click here to download

Look at the MAP! (Magazine article for October 2015) Click here to download

Entertaining angels unaware (regarding the tragic situation of refugees)
(Magazine article for Sep 2015) Download
'Singing the Lord's Song in a strange land' (1991)
The Church's role with Vietnamese refugees. Chapter Five and the Appendices are particularly relevant. Download'
'Redeeming the Fragments'
(extract) (1994)
Part of a paper on 'The Church's Role in Reconciliation' in the Sri Lankan Civil War. Download

Working Together (Magazine article for July 2015) Click here to download

Straight Talk (Magazine article for June 2015) Click here to download

Ascension Day (Magazine article for May 2015) Click here to download

Easter Message (Magazine article for April 2015) Click here to download

Called by name (Magazine article for March 2015) Click here to download

Lent: Pantomime and Passion (Magazine article for February 2015) Click here to download

2015 (and West Brom's Francis Asbury) (Magazine article for January 2015) Click here to download

2014

The 1914 Truce ... and Sainsburys (Magazine article for December 2014) Click here to download

1914 - 2014 (Magazine article for November 2014) Click here to download

Saltires, Sprockets and Sponsorship (Magazine article for October 2014) Click here to download

Mountains (Magazine article for September 2014) Click here to download

Have a Good Haligdaeg! (Magazine article for August 2014) Click here for article

Black Country Heritage Day at St Andrew's (July 2014) Click here for article

Fifty days later ...... (Magazine article for June 2014) Click here for article

Parables and Possessions (Magazine article for March 2014) Click here for article

Winter Olympics (Magazine article for February 2014) Click here for article

Chocolate Nativity (Magazine article for January 2014) (Published at Christmas) Click here for article

2013

The waiting time (Magazine article for December 2013) Click here for article

Thirty Years Young (November 2013) Click here for article.

Harvest (October 2013) Click here for article.

Keep on Walking! (September 2013) Click here for article.

Changes afoot (and Solar Panels) (July 2013) Click here for article.

The Good Old days (June 2013) Click here for article.

Bite Back at Hunger: Christian Aid Week (May 2013) Click here for article.

From the Manger to the Cross (February 2013) Click here for article.

2012

Advent (December 2012) Click here for article.

Synod vote on provisions for women to be ordained as bishops (20 Nov 2012) Statement on Synod Vote

Remembrance and St Andrew - A French and Scottish tale (November 2012) Click here for article.

Fifty Years Ago ..... (October 2012) Click here for article.

Sabbatical ..... (24th April 2012) Click here for article.

Love bade me welcome ..... (28th March 2012) Click here for article.

Discrimination! ..... (21st February 2012) Click here for article.

Lent Course - Sharing the Journey ..... (25th January 2012) Click here for article.

New year, New challenges ..... (2nd January 2012) Click here for article.

2011

In this holy night ..... (21st November 2011) Click here for article.

For Them, For Now, For Ever, 11.11.11.11 (25th October 2011) Click here for article.

Confirmation (26th September 2011) Click here for article.

Respect! (14th August 2011) Click here for article.

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