Category Archives: Alpha

Meaning and Purpose – how to find it

Dear Neighbours, We have never faced anything quite like this before.  Many of us risk losing a lot of what we have worked for and some of us those we love.  If you are asking yourself what meaning or purpose … Continue reading

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The Alpha Course that you never had time to do…when life was normal by James and Julia Wright

Julia and James Wright write as follows: During the Covid-19 crisis, Holy Trinity Brompton (the church where Alpha started) has seen a huge surge of interest in the course. They have now started running the course online, and they are starting … Continue reading

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Alpha Autumn 2019

Please do let me know if you are able to join us for Alpha in the Autumn!

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Alpha in September

If you would like to come and see what this is about – please do let me know

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What have you got to lose?

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Itchen Valley Alpha 2018 comes to an end

We finished the Alpha Course for 2018 in Tuesday night.  We used the Alpha Film Series this year which was completely amazing. The course was for Lucy and I at the very least, the high point of our week. … Continue reading

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Alpha begins in Itchen Valley!

On Tuesday 18th September, Alpha began in Itchen Valley Parish!  As St John’s Itchen Abbas we had 10 guests having supper together followed by the first episode of the dynamic new Alpha Film Series produced by Holy Trinity Brompton Church … Continue reading

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Stepping beyond what hurts the most by Revd Alex Pease

This is an email sent out today on the Itchen List with Video links referred to below Dear Neighbours, Last Summer in the Who Cares Survey, you helped us a lot by being really honest about answering our one question … Continue reading

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HTB Leadership Conference 2017 – Talks now available on line

The principal talks at the HTB Leadership Conference are now available on line:  You will find here (under LC17) talks or interviews by Nicky Gumbel, Priscilla Shirer, Mark Batterson, Miranda Hart, Louise Peatland, Cardinal Luis Tagle, Marcus Mumford, John Gray … Continue reading

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The Alpha Course is over….

Tuesday evenings will not be the same in Itchen Valley now that the Alpha Course has come to an end! Amazingly, 26 of us got through to the end of the course. If, as the African saying goes ‘it takes … Continue reading

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How can we have faith? Alpha Session 3 Tuesday 21st October

Revd Tim Gleghorn from Christchurch Winchester spoke last Tuesday on ‘Why did Jesus die?’  – and described the fallen-ness of the world; how pervasive sin is and how impossible it is to eradicate it from our lives by our own … Continue reading

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Alpha: Second session on Tuesday 14th October at 7.30pm ‘Why did Jesus die?’

We had a great evening last Tuesday with a long talk on the evidence for the life, work, resurrection and identity of Jesus and making the point that we know that there is a God because of the life, work … Continue reading

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Alpha: First Session on Tuesday 7th October “Who is Jesus?”

We had our introductory party for Alpha last Tuesday and Bishop David Williams spoke about his own experience of the hope and transformation that Jesus brings to places of despair. This Tuesday evening we begin the course with a session … Continue reading

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Matthew 20: 1-16 The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard by Revd Alex Pease

The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard I have some incredibly good news. This week I was told that we have been given a very generous legacy.  Our benefactress writes that she has felt so supported by the church … Continue reading

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You amazing cooks…we need your help

We have got some wonderful cooks already lined up to help us with Alpha but we do need to cover two more evenings… Could you possibly let us know if you might be able to cook for our Alpha guests … Continue reading

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