Maybe you have lots of questions you would like to ask. If so, this is the course for you. There is no issue if you challenge others’ views. You may feel Christianity is outdated or boring – or it could be that it is something you haven’t had time to think about. Alpha will enable you to increase your knowledge of Christianity and decide whether it’s for you. If not, then that’s OK too.
The course is based around a short film session each evening, followed by group discussions which can be lively, thoughtful, questioning or even sometimes emotional. Groups help each other and friendships are often formed. Over the years people from 16 to 90 have taken part and it has usually proved relevant and interesting to them. Globally over 30 million people have completed Alpha with many finding answers to questions and making amazing friends.
There are 11 weekly sessions, 6 before Christmas and 5 in the New Year, each evening starting with a meal at 7.00 pm: your chance to get to know others on the course. There are no charges.
Alpha is a course where people can explore life’s big questions whilst learning more about Christianity, themselves and the group around them. It is great for people of all ages and backgrounds, with lifelong friendships often resulting from the shared experience.
You may know about Christmas and Easter but there is more than presents and chocolate eggs to the Christian Faith! An estimated 2 billion people worldwide follow the teachings of Jesus.
Over the last 40 years, more than 24 million people have undertaken Alpha. They too often come with questions or with heavy hearts, finding the films and the group discussions very helpful. Whether or not they (or you) want to embrace the Christian faith at the end of the course is entirely a personal matter but our goal is to help you move forward positively for the rest of your life.