Investigating your Faith
No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, at St Margaret’s, we have run various groups to help us all explore our faith. These range from fellowship groups (otherwise known as home groups) to Alpha courses.
We’re currently putting together our 2017 course. If you would like to know more information, or would like to attend, please contact us!
Once again St Margaret’s combined with All Saints’ to organised a Tuesday night Alpha group at Madeley Vicarage. The Alpha course represents a wonderful opportunity to explore the Christian faith in the company of other enquirers.
The course runs over 10 weeks including an Away morning that this year happened at St James’s Audlem. At each session there was a homegrown speaker. Male and female speakers gave talks about different aspects of the Christian faith followed by an opportunity for group members to ask questions and take part in a discussion.
The group has received wonderful hospitality from many members of our church. One of the delights of Alpha is eating together as a group and getting to know each other.
This year the group has been led and coordinated by Jim Cartlidge and Peter Chantry.
On March 20th, Palm Sunday, Bishop Geoff is coming to All Saints’ Madeley to take a service of confirmation where members of the Alpha group will either be confirmed all will renew their baptismal vows.
Many thanks to all the speakers and everyone who has provided hospitality and for all of those who have prayed for the alpha group members – we have had a great time.
Rev Peter Chantry
What is Alpha?
The Alpha course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith. It’s a safe place where people can come and ask questions, delve into issues and look for answers together.
What is Involved?
The Alpha course consists of a series of talks looking at topics such as “Who is Jesus?” and “Why and how do I pray?”
The normal chain of events is to relax and catch up over a meal (provided), listen to a talk, then have a time of open discussion.
Who is Alpha For?
Alpha is for anyone wanting to explore or investigate the Christian faith.
How Much Does It Cost?
We at St Margaret’s feel that Alpha is part of our outreach, and as such, members of the congregation provide home cooked meals on a rota basis free of charge. We do have a donations bowl available throughout the course, whose proceeds go towards the cost of the away day.
Who do I Contact?
If you are interested in taking part in the next Alpha course we run, please contact the Rev Peter Chantry.