Alpha Training Day 

Representatives from a number of local Parishes, including Downside’s own, St. Benedict’s, attended an all day training day, to learn about “Alpha in a Catholic Context”, last weekend.

Michael Roche from Alpha UK gave an animated, and inspirational, presentation about Alpha, and how it can be used as an effective evangelisation tool within the Catholic Church. He also spoke of the need to reinvigorate Catholic Parishes, and invited delegates to utilise suggestions from the “Divine Renovation” book and guidebook, by Fr. James Mallon . The day was filled with new ideas to be taken away, and considered, by the delegates within their individual Parishes. Clifton Diocese is recommending that all Parishes consider the use of Alpha, and an Alpha Support Team has been established.