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St. Mary's introduced the Alpha course in the Autumn of 1998 and by the beginning of this year, well over 100 people will have been on the course. Everybody who has been on the course has found his or her faith strengthened and has also built new lasting friendships.

Why not come along and see for yourself!

What is Alpha?

  
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nyone interested in finding more about the Christian faith. People of all ages are welcome

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earning and laughter. It is possible to learn about the Christian faith and have fun at the same time!

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eople meeting and eating together. Sharing ideas and supper gives people an opportunity to get to know each other

H
elping one another. The small groups give you a chance to discuss issues raised in the talks

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sk anything. Alpha is a place where no question is regarded as too simple or too hostile

Who is Alpha for?

Everybody!

  • Those who want to brush up on the basics


  • New Christians


  • Newcomers to the Church


  • Those who feel they never really got going as a Christian


  • Those wanting to investigate Christianity


How does it work?

The course is run over 11 weeks and begins with a meal together at about 12.00pm or 7.00pm depending on whether or not the course is being run around lunchtime or in the evening. Typically the evening course has been the most popular.. Afterwards we watch a DVD and then spend time discussing any questions raised from the talk, aiming to finish about 2.30pm or 9.30pm respectively.

There is also a Saturday away with all the groups. This is a key part of the course and a great way in helping people get to know each other.

What will it cost?

There is no charge for Alpha, although you may be asked to contribute towards the meal and also for the Saturday away.

When is the next course?

Alpha courses are being run at St. Mary's in the Autumn, Spring & sometimes in the Summer. Our next course is planned to commence after Easter 2016. You won't need to cook as we will first all be sitting down for a meal together.

This is then followed by a DVD and plenty of time for discussion.

If you are not sure or wondering what's it all about, please have a chat with our curate Sam or contact us on admin@stmarysarnold.org.uk


For more information about Alpha go to: http://uk.alpha.org/   

Alpha Course starting in September 2012

Page was last altered 22 January 2016

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