On Friday 8th April 2016 the participants of the Alpha Course, currently being run at St Martin’s, all met at the Abbot Hall Christian Hotel in Grange-Over-Sands for the Alpha Weekend.
This is a weekend which all participants of an Alpha Course are encouraged to attend, being a both a weekend of learning and communion with our Lord, as well as a really good weekend of social relaxation with friends.
Alpha Weekends are usually seen as the high point of any Alpha Course and this weekend was no exception.
The aspiration of the weekend was to discover, communicate with and receive the Holy Spirit, which was achieved in abundance, with each participant communicating with the Holy Spirit in their own special way. Which is how God intended it to be. All learned very much more about how the holy Spirit works in each of us, but particularly how it works personally within each participant.
The Abbot Hall Hotel is a special place being both on the edge of the southern lake district and having a wealth of facilities for both relaxation and Christian communion. Members of the group played as well as prayed together and all enjoyed a really unforgettable time. All expressed wishes to repeat the experience in the future.
Enjoy the pictures below of the group and work and at play: