Alpha runs periodically as a joint activity between the churches in Downpatrick. The aim is simple – to explore the meaning of life. The course typically runs for 11 weeks and each week a different aspect of the Christian faith is introduced and explained in clear, simple language. After a meal, participants watch a presentation and have the opportunity to discuss and challenge what they have heard, express their opinions, and listen to the experiences of others in their group.We hope to run another Alpha course soon.

We are always amazed at what God does during our courses. Many people find faith in Jesus for the first time. Others have their existing faith deepened and refreshed. Some just finish the course with a clearer understanding of what Christians believe and why. But for many people, friendships are forged that last beyond the duration of the course.

The course is open to anyone, regardless of current beliefs or affiliations to other Churches.  Alpha is for everyone who wants to explore life’s big questions.  Feel free to come along and bring a friend!

One way to help is to surround the course in prayer. Please pray for the leaders, for those who come to the course and that the course will have an impact on all who attend from our community in Downpatrick and surrounding areas.

For more information, please contact Rev Owen Patterson email owenpatterson@yahoo.co.uk or visit www.alpha.org.