"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. We start the evening at 7.45pm to connect with one another, we then watch a 25-minute film together that’s designed to inspire questions. At the end of each session there is an open discussion where you can share your thoughts.
This plan is that we will meet in person rather than online as we did last year.
The emphasis is on exploration and discovery in a relaxed informal environment. The course lasts for 11 weeks 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 next course starts on Wednesday 15 September 2021.
Or you can sign up for details of our next course using the form below: