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Liturgical Resources

Nuts about Christmas

Uses 3 adapted walnuts to convey the Christmas message. Nuts contain tinsel, a tiny 'present' and hay.

Format: PDF

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Epiphany Box

A simple to make box that enhances the message of Epiphany at All Age worship.
Format: PDF

Nuts about Christmas II

Uses 4 adapted walnuts to convey the Christmas message. Nuts contain tinsel, a tiny 'present', hay and a Palm Cross.
Format: PDF


Symbols of the Passion

Five short meditations written on symbols and events of Holy Week. The meditations are entitled; The Meal, The Whip, The Crown, The Cross and The Nails.
Ideal for meditative worship or personal prayer.
Format: PDF

God so loved the world (Valentine)

Short video animation of John's Gospel, Chapter 3,verses 16 and 17, with accompanying music (Stainer's 'God so loved the world') with a Valentine's Day theme.
Format: Link to video on Vimeo.com


Simon of Cyrene:
A face in the crowd

A short meditation on Simon of Cyrene who helped to carry Jesus' cross. Format: PDF


Candlemas "Candle"

A "colour in" sheet for The Presentation of Christ in the Temple linking Christmas/Epiphany to Lent/Easter.
Format: PDF


Black Country Circuit Prayer

Prayer written for the inaugeration of the Circuit on 6th September 2015.
Format: PDF


Welcome Service

Compiled for my Welcome Service as Minister of The Cotteridge Church on Thursday 23rd March 2017
Format: PDF


Welcome Service

Intercessions written for my Welcome Service as Minister of The Cotteridge Church on Thursday 23rd March 2017
Format: PDF


Mediations in art and music on Jesus' Passion in Matthew's Gospel

Five slide shows, incorporating paintings and music, reflecting on Jesus' journey to the cross.
Format: Link to videos on Vimeo


Praying with Luke's Gospel

Click the image opposite to access a web page with a five session course written as a Lent Course 2010.

The sessions look at general aspects of prayer, The Lord’s Prayer, Parables of Prayer, Prayers of the Nativity and the Prayer of the Passion (Gethsemane).

Format: Web page with PDF files and links to videos.

Mark's Gospel
A five session course exploring the shortest, and oldest Gospel. Written for Lent 2009.

Sharing the Journey
A course exploring the work of Christian Aid and linked with me London to Paris Bike Ride. Written for Lent 2012.
Click here for webpage

The Passion in Matthew's Gospel
Exploring the account of Jesus suffering and death in Matthew's Gospel. Augmented by music and art. Written for Lent 2015.
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Parables and Possessions
Lent Course 2014 by Churches together in Britain and Ireland plus videos used at St Andrew's.
Click here for webpage

Starters or Refreshments
A five session course for newcomers or regulars exploring the Christian faith.

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School Resources

Click the image opposite to visit a dedicated page with resources and suggestions of how schools can use our church building. This includes a downloadable risk assessment.

Format: Web page with links to PDF files etc.

Wedding Resources

Click opposite to access a webpage dedicated to resources to help couples plan their wedding day

Format: Web page with PDFs and links.

Church Documents

Mission Statistics
2006 - Easter 2016

Graphs showing average Sunday, Easter and Christmas, attendances together with occasional offices.
Format: PDF

Fees 2017

The Table of Fees chargable in 2017.
Approved by ECC on
30th November 2016

Format: PDF


MAP 2017

The Mission Action Plan 2017 for St Andrew's, Carters’ Green.

Format: PDF

For a review of the 2016 MAP click below.

Vicar's Report

Slides that accompanied the Vicar's Report to the 2015 Annual Parochial Church Meeting (26th April 2015) on events of 2014
Format: PDF


Safeguarding Policy

Policy and Procedures adopted by the ECC of St Andrew's.

Reviewed by ECC: 21st September 2016.

Format: PDF

Joint Post Resolution

Resolution of the Ecumenical Church Council on Thursday 26th June 2014.

Format: PDF


Statement of Significance

The Statement of Significance for St Andrew's.


2nd March 2016

Format: PDF

Vision of Ministry

Background paper presented to Deanery Chapter (at Swanwick) 15th Jan 2014 to start discussion on future patterns of ministry.

Format: PDF


LEP Declaration and Constitution

The Declaration of Intent and Constitution of St Andrew’s Church as an Ecumenical Partnership of the Church of England and The Methodist Church.

These date from 2002 and are due for review. It’s interesting how we’ve grown into the stated role.

Format edited: 27th September 2012

Format: PDF


Common Tenure Exercise

A Role Description and Person Specification prepared as part of the Diocese of Lichfield’s exercise for the proposed introduction of Common Tenure (new conditions and terms of service for clergy).

Format: PDF

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.

(Hebrews 13 .2)

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