What is Alpha?
- Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith, in a friendly, open and informal environment.
- Alpha is not so much a course, but an experience!
- Gathering once a week over a nine or ten week period, each Alpha experience brings together people from every walk of life.
- We begin each Alpha gathering by sharing a meal. We will meet in the Parish Meeting Room or St Paul’s Hall. In future we will also have the gatherings in homes or at a club / pub / restaurant…
- No matter where Alpha takes place, the format is the same. We eat together, we listen to a talk and then we gather together in small groups for discussion.
Who is Alpha for?
- Alpha is for everyone and anyone.
- The beauty of Alpha is that there are no questions that are too hostile, too silly or too simple.
- Alpha has no prerequisites whatsoever.
- We come together with one another as we are, free to be ourselves.
- Over 29 million people across the globe have done Alpha.
When will Alpha run?
Alpha begins with a meal, includes a 20-30 minute film, and time to share questions and discussion about the film or life in general. Everyone is invited to share, but you can choose to remain quiet as well. There is no charge for the Alpha program, but you are welcome to leave a donation to cover the cost of the dinner (evening Alpha) or morning tea (morning Alpha).
Alpha will be held in Saint Paul’s Hall (Term 1).
If you would like to hold Alpha in your home, please contact fr Richard for more info.
- During term 1, Alpha will run on Tuesday evenings over nine weeks, from 7 Feb – 4 April, from 7pm – 9pm
- During term 2, Alpha will run on Tuesday mornings over nine weeks, from 2 May – 27 June, from 10am – 11:45am with morning tea
- During term 3, there will be Alpha on Thursday evenings over eight weeks, from 27 July – 14 Sep, from 7pm – 9pm with an evening meal.
- During term 4, Alpha will run on Thursday mornings over eight weeks, from 12 Oct – 30 Nov, from 10am – 11:45am with morning tea.