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Liturgical Resources

Nuts about
Christmas v.1

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

Format: PDF

Nuts about
Christmas v.II

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


Chocolate Nativity

My rewriting of a Christmas classic, now with PDF slideshow of the chocolates. Buy a tub of Cadbury's Heroes and/or Mars' Celebrations to share at the end.

Format: PDF


Epiphany Box

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

Candlemas "Candle"

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


Symbols of
the Passion

Five short meditations for Holy Week entitled; The Meal, The Whip, The Crown, The Cross
and The Nails.
Format: PDF

Simon of Cyrene:
A face in the crowd

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


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

Black Country
Circuit Prayer

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

Advent Verses
for the Food Bank

Scriptural verses, for each of the three years of the lectionary, linked to donations of items for the local Food Bank.
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


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.


The Passion in Matthew's Gospel

Exploring Matthew's account of Jesus' suffering and death. Scripture augmented by music and art. Written for Lent 2015.

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Starters or Refreshments

A five session course for newcomers, or regulars wanting a refresher, exploring the Christian faith.


Parables and Possessions

Lent Course 2014 by Churches together in Britain and Ireland plus videos used at St Andrew's.

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Sharing the Journey

Exploring the work of Christian Aid and linked with my London to Paris Bike Ride. Written for Lent 2012.

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Other resources

Cotteridge Church 30th Anniversary
A collection of photos prepared to ceelebrate the 30th Anniversary of the congregation moving back into the building.


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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