"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 Alpha 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.A typical evening starts with a meal and an opportunity to get to know the others in the group.
There is then a talk, which looks 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 early December - you can find all the dates on the calendar.
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 will run on Wednesday evenings (7.30-9.45pm) starting on 25 September 2019. If you would like to know more about the course or would like to join the course please contact the church office or talk to Martin or Pete.