The St Mary’s Alpha Course

We’re holding a new course this autumn – here are the details.

We’re holding a new course this autumn!

DATES FOR THE AUTUMN COURSE

Monday evenings September 28th – November 30th incl. 7.30 – 9.15

Saturday 7th November 10am – 3pm

Saturday 5th December 7.30

WHAT IS ALPHA?

The Alpha course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith. It’s relaxed, low key, friendly and fun. It’s a place where people can come and ask questions, delve into issues and look for answers together.     We run the Alpha course in an open and inclusive way in line with our vision statement (see our website www.stmarysbattersea.org.uk).

WHO IS ALPHA FOR?  

Everyone, especially those wanting to investigate Christianity; New Christians; newcomers to the church; those who want to brush up on the basics; the curious; and those who may want to be baptised or confirmed.

WHAT’S INVOLVED?                                                                              

10 weekly evening sessions. We start with supper; then a series of talks looking at topics such as Who is Jesus? & Why and how do I pray; followed by small groups for a time of discussion. One Saturday when we focus on the Holy Spirit. A Celebration Supper at the end when participants can bring guests and we hear feedback about the course.

WHAT WILL IT COST?  

There is no charge.

But we do ask all those who have previously done an Alpha Course to come back and support us by helping with and joining in the supper. This involves taking a turn in welcoming, setting up, preparing and serving the food, and clearing up.

 

SOME FEEDBACK from the last course members:

“It made me think more about what faith is and realise that it is a journey.

“The alpha course certainly has helped my faith journey and I thought that the talks were brilliant and thought provoking.”

“It was the group discussions and sensitive facilitation that made the sessions thought–provoking for me.”

“The context, the warmth of the hospitality and the impact of being with very different people who were candid with each other was what I thought meant most to me.”

“Enjoyable and interesting – a building-block on the journey of faith and worship.”

 

IF YOU WANT TO DO THE ALPHA COURSE

Please pick up a blue registration form from the Alpha board in the south aisle of church. Or contact Sunny in the office or Alison Wintgens so we can send you a form.

Sunny:  [email protected]        020 7228 9648

Alison:             [email protected]                  020 7720 9708

 

ANY QUESTIONS?

Contact Alison, talk to another member of the ministry team, or someone who has done the St Mary’s Alpha Course.

Do come and join us!     Alison WintgensAlpha Administrator