Chaplaincy Groups

Youth Alpha is an introductory course to the Christian faith. Practicing Catholics, distant Catholics, Christians of other denominations and students of no faith can participate in this short course facilitated and supported by our own students. The 6 session course starts in September.

What is it?
An introductory course to the Christian faith.

Who can come?
Anyone between the ages of 11-18.

Who is it for?
The course will particularly benefit those ‘new to’ or ‘interested in’ the Christian faith.

Who can come?
Please feel free to invite any of your friends from school or college. We always have fun at St Wilfrid’s Alpha Group, and your friends will find the Alpha course enjoyable, interesting and relevant for their lives.

If I come to one am I expected to attend them all?
No. Come to as many or as few as you’d like. As with most things in life though, the more you put in the more you will get out. If you miss a couple of sessions, don’t worry, come along to the next session and we’ll fill in the gaps for you. If you have a friend that can only start coming along on say 1st April, or even just wants to attend one session as a one-off on say 27th May, that is fine too.

Where are the Youth Alpha sessions and what are they about?
They will take place in Chapel (keep an eye out for dates and times)
The start date of Youth Alpha will be announced soon.


In the chapel you will be sent to a student trained in prayer, they’ll have a chat with you to get to know you a bit and find out if you have anything you would like them to pray for specifically, then they will simply pray. You close your eyes, pray in whatever way you are most comfortable and they’ll pray too – for you and on your behalf. Simple.

Things you may want to pray for:

v  For a certain situation you are dealing with.

v  To get to know God better or for the first time.

v  For a person in your life who needs God.

v  Or simply ask them to pray for you- you may not have anything you want to pray for specifically and that’s fine too!

Look out for the date and time for Prayer4U


Lightfever is a prayer model used for introducing people to the real presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Pupils and staff will be invited to come and light a candle in the chapel and spend time in Jesus’ presence, while gentle worship is provided by a prayer partner (one of our students).

This will take place at least once a week from September.