Catholic Parish of
The Most Holy Redeemer
BILLERICAY, ESSEX
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Alpha Course

Come and try Alpha where you can connect with others and build friendships as you explore your questions about life, faith and God.

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WHAT IS ALPHA?

Alpha is a way to evangelise and share the gospel with others. At the Most Holy Redeemer, we are using Alpha to support our VISION which invites us to journey together and become more outward looking and missional as a parish community and answer Jesus' call to "go and make disciples of all nations."

Alpha introduces people to the Christian faith. It creates a safe space where guests have an opportunity to connect with others' and explore big life questions in a relaxed, friendly, informal setting.


WHO IS ALPHA FOR?

Alpha is for anyone. People attend Alpha from all backgrounds, religions and viewpoints. They come to investigate questions about the existence of God, the purpose of life, what happens after death, the teachings of Jesus and more. Many guests have never been to church; others may have attended church occasionally but feel they have never really understood the basics of the Christian faith; others attend church regularly. Everyone is welcome.


HOW LONG IS ALPHA?

Typically, Alpha runs for 10-11 weeks and includes a day which is focussed on the Holy Spirit. Each weekly session includes a free meal (when meeting in person), a film and informal discussion in small groups, where no question about life or God is out of bounds, answers aren't pre-packaged and there is no pressure to speak or to share, and no charge or follow-up.


MHR Alpha 2023 Schedule

Date Day/Time Venue Session Number Session Description
30/08/23 Wednesday
19:30-21:00
Pastoral Centre
Main Hall
Taster Evening Alpha introductory Video:
Is There More to Life Than This?
13/09/23
Start
Wednesday
19:30 - 21:00
Pastoral Centre
Main Hall
Alpha Week 1 Who is Jesus?
20/09/2023 Wednesday
19:30 - 21:00
Pastoral Centre
Main Hall
Alpha Week 2 Why did Jesus Die?
27/09/2023 Wednesday
19:30 - 21:00
Pastoral Centre
Main Hall
Alpha Week 3 How Can I Have Faith?
04/10/2023 Wednesday
19:30 - 21:00
Pastoral Centre
Main Hall
Alpha Week 4 Why and How Do I Pray?
11/10/2023 Wednesday
19:30 - 21:00
Pastoral Centre
Main Hall
Alpha Week 5 Why and How Should I Read the Bible
18/10/2023 Wednesday
19:30 - 21:00
Pastoral Centre
Main Hall
Alpha Week 6 How Can I Resist Evil?
25/10/2023 No Session Half-Term Half-Term Half-Term
04/11/2023 Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Away Day
External Venue
TBA
Alpha Week 7
Prayer Ministry
Holy Spirit Day
  • Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • What Does the Holy Spirit Do?
  • How Can I Be Filled with the Holy Spirit
  • How Can I Make the Most of the Rest of My Life?
08/11/2023 Wednesday
19:30 - 21:00
Pastoral Centre
Main Hall
Alpha Week 8 Why and How Should I Tell Others?
15/11/2023 Wednesday
19:30 - 21:00
Pastoral Centre
Main Hall
Alpha Week 9
Prayer Ministry
Does God Heal Today?
22/11/2023
Finish
Wednesday
19:30 - 21:00
Pastoral Centre
Main Hall
Alpha Week 10 What About The Church?
Followed by a tme of sharing & Celebration Buffet


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