Alpha courses

Banner on Amersham hillAlpha courses began in 2019 on Wednesday evenings, 7-9 ;15pm, at St Augustine’s . The first course was a January-April one..  The banner pictured right,  on Amersham Hill, was used to raise awareness of the course among passers-by.

This Spring course was very successful, by the goodness of God, with around thirty people attending regularly, nineteen of whom went on a very beautiful Cotswolds weekend-away,  where the Holy Spirit poured out blessings in a wonderful way.  A second course began in mid- Sept, and finished on 20th Nov. This autumn course attracted only slightly fewer people (though a proportion were “second-timers”), and this time  the away-weekend, with sixteen taking part, was at a more local retreat venue on 18th-20th October. – the Lord granted us another weekend of powerful blessings.

We had intended to run a third course in Sept-Nov 2020, but at the present time we are still not sure whether we will be able to do this as a physical-meetings course with meals, or whether it will have to be an online course using Zoom or a similar platform. If you are not coming regularly to our church, but wish to be kept informed of opportunities to book in for the next course, please send in your e-mail and name to staugustines.alpha@hotmail.com..  If it turns out to be a “normal “ physical-meetings course, one of its most important elements is the weekend-away, so please try to keep free the weekend dates as soon as they are notified !

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, prisons,  homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally, in normal times,  they have three key things in common: food, a video talk and good conversation.  For more information and taster clips, try https://alpha.org/about