Category Archives: Alpha

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: http://alpha.org/lc/talks  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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Its going to be seriously good fun……

It’s going to be seriously good fun…..  The band has started rehearsals, the cooks have begun to think about the menu and the speaker has been selected.  Everyone is getting ready for Alpha on Tuesday 30th September. We have been … Continue reading

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Why do Alpha?

This article first appeared in Itchen Valley News September edition The big questions of life: they don’t go away.  Perhaps there was a time as a teenager or a young adult when you used to spend all night discussing the … Continue reading

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Anxiety and uncertainty – take life out of uncertainty rather than uncertainty out of life by Will Van der Hart

See the following article by Will Van der Hart on how we can start to address our anxiety Anxiety and uncertainty

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Alpha launches today

Alpha in Itchen Valley – launches today Please tell your friends and neighbours about Alpha – all are welcome The Alpha Course is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. No pressure.  No … Continue reading

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John 14:1-14 The Way the Truth and The Life by Alex Pease

John 14:1-14 The Way the Truth and the Life Two Sundays ago the BBC broadcast a debate on their morning programme The Big Questions entitled ‘Is it more rational to believe in God?’  The question arises from the 18th century French … Continue reading

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