What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of 8 FREE sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.
First up ...there's food
Whether it's a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It's no different at Alpha. Most sessions start with food, because it's a great way to build community and get to know each other.
Then a ...talk
The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long and are played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions from Is there more to life than this? and Who is Jesus? to How can we have faith? and Why and how do I pray?
Followed by a ...discussion
Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There's no obligation to say anything and there's nothing you can't say (seriously). It's an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
When does the course run?
We plan to run the course once or twice a year. Full details will be advertised in church prior to a new course starting and also will be advertised on our website. Just look out for it in the 'news' section on the front page. If you have any other queries regarding an Alpha course, please contact the church using the 'Contact Us' page on our site.
To find out more
Alpha is an internationally recognised course. If you would like to find out more you can visit the Alpha website at alpha.org