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Alpha Course in Didcot
Try Alpha! A team of parishioners from English
Martyrs Church will be running the well known Alpha
Course starting in the week beginning 15th
September. Alpha is for anyone who is curious.
The talks are designed to encourage conversation and
explore the basics of the Christian Faith in a
friendly, open and informal environment. Whether you
have been a lifelong Church member or are completely
new on your faith journey, Alpha is for you!
Typically Alpha has around 12 sessions and includes
food, a short talk and a brief discussion at the
end. 24 million people have tried Alpha in 169
countries and 112 languages. Why not you too? We
will be offering 2 groups so either a Tuesday
evening session or a Friday morning, according to
which time of day you prefer. Please come to an open
celebration and information evening on Tuesday 9th
September 8-9pm in EM's Church to find out more or
contact us through the parish office or speak to
Phil and Anne-Marie Kershaw.
'The Why? Course'
is taking place in the Parish Rooms at St Mary's,
East Hendred, at 8pm on Wednesday 8th, 15th and 22nd
is a three-part DVD course
(‘Why God? Why Christ? Why the Church?’)
devised and presented by Fr Marcus Holden and Fr
Fr Andrew Pinsent is Research Director of the Ian
Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at Oxford
Each evening lasts one hour.
Especially suitable for new Christians and
enquirers and those building up Christian family
find out more, email
National Justice and Peace Network
Day - Living the Gospel
Saturday 20th September,
St Williams Church Annexe, Reading
Click for more details
Lectio Divina has been used by
the church for centuries as a tool for deepening
prayer life. Meaning 'Spiritual Reading' it is
a way of reading the bible, making your reading a
prayer. It helps you to see how the Holy
Spirit , speaking to you through the bible, has
something to say about your life.
Click here for guide to Lectio Divina for
and here for guide for leaders
TO BE A CHRISTIAN IS
TO BE A MISSIONARY
Missio is the name for the
Pontifical Mission Societies.
The Pope has asked
Missio to care for, and support the younger Churches
across the world until they are able to be
Missio is therefore the Church’s
official support organisation for overseas mission;
raising awareness and funds for missionary and
pastoral work worldwide.
The generosity of
Catholics, primarily through the red APF mission
boxes in this country, means that Missio is able to
respond in faith and love to the needs of our
brothers and sisters in over 1000 mission Dioceses
around the world.
Please contact our
Portsmouth Diocesan Directors:
Deacon Richard Budgen (North Hinksey parish) to
learn how you can help.
Find out more about the
Catholic Church in England and Wales here.