St Philip's Anglican Church, Kenwyn

St John's Parish Wynberg

                    

Life is worth exploring

You are cordially invited to come and explore the meaning of life. The Alpha Course is a great presentation of the basics of the Christian faith and is open to everyone. The Alpha course usually meets once per week for a period of 10 weeks, and includes a weekend getaway. Each session, people enjoy great food, laughter and learning in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

How did Alpha begin?

The Alpha Course has been running for more than 30 years. It began at Holy Trinity Brompton in central London, in the late 1970s, as a means of presenting the basic principles of the Christian faith to new Christians in a relaxed and informal setting. By 1990, when former lawyer Nicky Gumbel took over the course, Alpha was a central feature of the church's life. While leading his second Alpha course, Nicky realized this course could also appeal to non-churchgoers and he adopted it, making it welcoming and suitable for such individuals. During the 1990s, the Alpha course spread - first throughout the UK and then internationally - as more churches and groups found it a helpful way to answer people's questions about the Christian faith. Now, there are more than 55000 courses run in 166 countries and the Alpha course is supported by all major denominations.

 

                                          
            

 

                                      Alpha Supper: 28th June 2014

The Alpha Course is open to everyone interested in discovering what Christianity is about.  Come, relax, eat, share your thoughts and explore the meaning of life... The Alpha course usually meets once per week for 10 weeks, and includes a one-day or weekend getaway. Each session, people enjoy great food, laughter and learning in a fun and friendly atmosphere where no question about life or God is seen as too simple or too hostile, questions like: Is there a God?  Why am I here? Where did I come from? Where am I going?