Saturday 9th July (10.00am – 3.00pm) at Alexander House, 160 Pennywell Rd, Bristol, BS5 0TX. – a formation day intended to equip you to get started, listen to others and decide how best to proceed, or not.
The Alpha Course, now known simply as Alpha, is an evangelistic course which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith – it is described by its organisers as “an opportunity to explore the meaning of life. Alpha was started in 1977 at , Holy Trinity Church, Brompton, London and is organised as a series of sessions over 10 weeks, typically each session starts with a meal, followed by a talk and then discussion in small groups. The talks aim to cover the basic beliefs of the Christian faith.
To widen its appeal the courses focus upon aspects of Christian faith on which all denominations are in general agreement. Fr Raniero Cantalamessa, ” a member of the OFM Capuchin said, “What unites us is infinitely greater than what divides us.” Many individual churches encourage their members to embark on follow-up courses of their own. (See CaFE below).
Alpha is conducted in Clevedon through CTIC and a course is about to conclude. We will give the dates and venue of the next course when the dates are available.
For more details please take a leaflet from the back of the church or contact the parish office on tel 01275 873205 or email here
CaFE is a process by which Catholics can explore their faith via relaxed/small faith sharing groups within the Parish. The video modules run by lay people under the authority and guidance of the Parish Priest. They will help Catholics become more enthusiastic about their faith, grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, draw new life from the Sacraments and from Scripture and encourage them to share their faith with others. The groups will also build up the Parish community. The essence of CaFE groups is three fold: community, discipleship, and faith sharing.
CaFE – i.e. Catholic Faith Exploration is intended for those Catholics wishing to further develop their faith and understanding – for more information click on the link below http://faithcafe.org/pages/about-us