Alpha is a non-pressurised way to explore the Christian faith. It is a place to share your thoughts and explore the meaning of life. The course is designed primarily for people who don’t go to church or who haven’t been to church in a long time and are interested in the Christian faith. Because of the Coronavirus, we cannot meet together for our Alpha course this year, but we can do it via Zoom! Which means you can sign up and take part in Alpha from the comfort of your own home.
When is Alpha running?
Everyone has questions about life, about faith & about God. The alpha course is a great way to explore these questions in a fun, relaxed way. The course lasts 5-7 weeks. Our most recent Alpha Course ran online between September and November 2021.
A New alpha course is being planned
To be kept up to date with plans for our next Alpha course, please send us a message using the 'Join now' button
What does the course involve?
The course involves weekly sessions with a short talk as a conversation starter, then we split into small groups for open, honest discussion.
Alpha is a place where no subject is off-limits, no question is too silly, too difficult or too controversial.
We usually serve food and drinks at our Alpha courses (free of charge), but you'll have to do your own catering for the Zoom course!
Please email us if you're interested in signing up to our Alpha course, to let us know you'd like to join the introductory session, or just to find out more.
The growth of Alpha worldwide
The Alpha Course spread during the 1990s, initially in the UK and then internationally, as more and more churches and groups found it a helpful and informal way to discuss questions about the Christian faith.
There are now over 55,000 courses worldwide in 169 countries. Alpha is supported by all the major denominations.
Alpha Youth is a series for kids in school years 7+ which explores life, faith and meaning. Each episode looks at a different question around faith, and is designed to create conversation. It is designed for anyone who has questions.
Next Course Being Planned
It's held in the Youth Room in the Crypt at St Paul's Church on Sunday afternoons 4.30pm - 6.00pm. Our first Youth Alpha course was an amazing success with over a dozen young people attending, including a brilliant weekend away at Viney Hall Adventure Centre.
The course is free. (Suggested donation of £30 towards the weekend away, however we would not want finance to prevent anyone from attending)