If you are enquiring about, uncertain or just getting into the Christian faith then ALPHA is for you!
“What Alpha offers, and what is attracting thousands of people, is permission, rare in secular culture, to discuss the big questions - life and death and their meaning.” (The Guardian, London)
What is Alpha?
Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in an informal, fun and friendly environment. The Alpha course consists of ten thought-provoking weekly sessions, looking at topics including 'Who is Jesus?' and 'Why and how do I pray?', with one Saturday in the middle. Each talk is followed by discussion in small groups. Daytime groups have coffee and cakes... and evening sessions begin with a dessert. You don’t have to come to the whole course – just pop along for the first session and see what you think. No pressure.
“What distinguishes Alpha from other initiatives is the easy-going, relaxed feel of the proceedings - that, and its astonishing success.” (The Times, London)
Who is Alpha for?
Alpha is for everyone; no question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. We don’t assume any background knowledge of or belief in Christianity and everyone is welcome. Over 2 million people in the UK and 11 million worldwide have now attended an Alpha course, an opportunity to explore the meaning of life, running in tens of thousands of churches of all denominations across the world.
“It will take you on a journey and I suspect you will not regret it.” (Andy Duncan, former Chief Executive of Channel 4)
Okay, I'm interested...what next?
We run day-time and evening groups most terms. If you have any questions about Christianity we would love to invite you to the next introductory Guest Supper and to join the next Alpha course. Please contact the Church Office for further information or to register.
'Through Alpha I have found many of the pieces that were missing in my life.’ Alison
'Alpha challenged me to face up to the questions of life that I knew I was avoiding.' John
'The course was so interesting, inspiring and relevant.' Janette
'Alpha allowed me freedom for discussion, questioning and answers; it is a valuable thought-provoking course that helps you explore questions of faith.' Michael
If you would like more information about ALPHA or would like to inquire about our current courses then please email email@example.com or contact the Church Office on 01628 533004 or firstname.lastname@example.org