"What Alpha offers, and what is attracting people, is permission, rare in secular culture, to discuss the big questions - life and death and their meaning." - The Guardian
"What distinguishes Alpha from thousands of other initiatives is the easy-going, relaxed feel of the proceedings - that, and its astonishing success." - The Times
"Alpha makes Christianity relevant to modern life." - The Daily Express
Every Autumn we run the Alpha Course - an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed setting. The course is designed primarily for people who aren't churchgoers, and is open to anyone who would like to attend. We don't assume any background knowledge of, or belief in, Christianity - most courses attract a diverse range of guests of different ages and backgrounds, holding many different viewpoints.
No question is out of bounds, and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. Usually we would start the evening with a meal and an opportunity to get to know the others in the group, however this year we are running the course online using Zoom.
We start by watching a talk together, looking at a different aspect of the Christian faith each week. This is followed by a time of discussion where everyone is welcome to contribute their opinion, ask questions and discuss with the rest of the group.
The emphasis is on exploration and discovery in a relaxed informal environment. The course lasts for 10 weeks with a break for half term and finishes in December.
The talks cover topics like: Who is Jesus?, Why did Jesus die?, How can we have faith?, What does the Holy Spirit do?, Does God heal today?, What about the church?
Find out more at alpha.org
Our current course started in September and we will be running another course in 2021.
Or you can sign up for details of our next course using the form below: