“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

What Is Alpha?

The Alpha course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith. It’s relaxed, low key, friendly and fun.

Our Alpha course is a series of nine sessions. At the beginning of each session a free meal is served, giving you a chance to get to know others, relax and enjoy yourself.

Then there’s a talk, addressing key issues like ‘Who is Jesus?’ ‘What happens when we die?’ and ‘What about suffering?’

And then there’s an opportunity to discuss what you’ve heard, share your views, and ask anything you like. Alpha is a place where no question is too simple or too hostile.

If you want to join the thousands of other people who have been on Alpha, then just fill out the form below.

Who is Alpha for?

Alpha is for everyone, especially:

  • Those wanting to investigate Christianity
  • New Christians
  • Newcomers to the church
  • Those who want to brush up on the basics

What will it cost?

There is no charge for the Alpha course.

“What distinguishes Alpha from other initiatives is the easy-going, relaxed feel of the proceedings — that, and its astonishing success.”
The Times

“Many claim Alpha has changed their lives and appear genuinely happier for the experience.”
The Daily Telegraph

“Alpha makes Christianity relevant to modern life.”
The Daily Express

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Alpha Film Series

Get a taste of the Alpha course through episode one of the Alpha film series: