Why Alpha?



A Place of Joy


If you are searching for community, wrestling with life’s biggest questions, new to our parish, or curious about Christianity, Alpha is for you. We welcome you into this space to encounter new friends, eat good food, and journey with us over the next ten weeks.

Our Next ALPHA session ALPHA begins soon
Join us January 10th at 6:30pm or January 11th at 9:00am

Morning Course: Thursdays 9am-11:30 Evening Course: Wednesdays 6:30-8pm ALPHA Retreat (TBD) – To be announced

Share life, faith, hope and Jesus on Alpha.

Alpha is an 11-week course that creates space for people to have a conversation about life and faith over a warm, home-cooked meal. Alpha also equips churches to create dialogue where people from any background, religion, spirituality, upbringing and socioeconomic status can encounter Jesus. It provides an expression of faith with some topics being, “Why did Jesus Die”, “What does the Holy Spirit Do?”, and “How can I make the most of the rest of my life?” Over 1 million people in Canada have experienced Alpha and at St. Patrick’s we had 13 people join in the morning and 40 joined in the evening this past Fall. We will be starting up again in April!


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What to expect at


Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick online catch-up, times of connecting are important. It’s no different at Alpha. Whether in person over a meal or virtually with a cup of tea, all sessions start with a time to connect, relax and build friendships.
The Alpha talks are designed to engage people from all walks of life and inspire conversation. They explore the big issues of life and faith and unpack the basics of Christian belief, addressing questions like “Who is Jesus?”, “Why and how do I pray?” and “How does God guide us?”
The discussion time is an opportunity for people to respond to the talk, hear from others, and contribute their own perspective in an honest, friendly, and open environment.
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St. Patrick's Maple Ridge

We exist to call and form missionary disciples
22561 121 Avenue
Maple Ridge BC V2X 3T5