The Alpha course is now concluded for 2011. We hope to run another
course in about eighteen months.
What is Alpha?
The Alpha course is designed primarily for people who aren't
churchgoers and each course is open to everyone who would like to
Guests attend for a wide variety of reasons - some want to
investigate whether God exists; others are concerned about what
happens after death. Some people have particular questions that
they would like to discuss; others want to understand other
peoples' beliefs or would like to explore what the purpose of life
is. Many guests have never been to church, others may have attended
church occasionally but feel they have never really understood the
basics of the Christian faith.
The course is based around small groups, hosted by one or two
leaders whose role is to facilitate and encourage discussion.
Whatever the course size, people tend to remain in the same small
groups for the duration of the course so they can get to know each
other, continue discussions and deepen friendships.
The whole course usually lasts for 10 weeks, with a day or weekend
away in the middle.
Each session begins with a meal or refreshments - a chance to get
to know others in the small group. There is then a short talk,
which looks at a different aspect of the Christian faith each
week.This is followed by a time of discussion in the small groups,
where everyone is welcome to contribute their opinion, ask
questions and discuss with the rest of the group.
The emphasis is upon exploration and discovery in a relaxed and
- Who is Jesus?
- Why did Jesus Die?
- How can we have Faith?
- Why and how do I Pray?
- Why and how should I Read the Bible?
- How does God Guide us?
- How can I Resist Evil?
- Why and how should I tell Others?
- Does God Heal Today?
- What about the Church?
Day or weekend away
Who is the Holy Spirit?
What does the Holy Spirit do?
How can I be Filled with the Holy Spirit?
How can I Make the Most of the Rest of my Life?
An information leaflet may be downloaded from here
Starting 1st March 2011 More Details