The Alpha Course

Ask the big questions

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Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life, faith and God in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Set over ten weeks, each session involves a short video talk (about 25 minutes long), followed by a discussion about the talk.

Alpha Fall 2021

Our current Alpha course is no longer open, but we will be launching a new course in September. Please check back as we will post more details when we firm up a start date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to explore the deep questions of faith, life and God in a relaxed setting. The material comes from a Christian perspective, but all perspectives and backgrounds are welcome. Alpha shines when the discussion is free-flowing, respectful, and real.

 

When is the course being run?

We are starting on Thursday, April 15 and running for ten weeks, finishing on Thursday, June 17.  Each evening begins at 7:30pm and runs to about 9:00 pm.

 

What does a typical evening look like?

Each session will be hosted on Zoom by our Alpha team. We begin by introducing ourselves and having an introductory chat, then we all watch a video together, and then we have a discussion on the topics raised by the video. Each evening lasts about 90 minutes.

What if I decide it’s not for me?

If you come to one of our evenings and decide it’s not your thing, or it’s not a convenient time, that’s fine! You can feel free to drop out and, if you wish, join a future course.
 

How can I have the best experience possible?

Make these evenings a comfortable experience! Grab a beverage and some snacks, get in a good spot for your wifi, and prepare to have a great time.

 

Who created the Alpha Course? The Alpha Course started at a church called Holy Trinity Brompton (known as HTB), London, in 1990. The course was developed by a man called Nicky Gumbel, who you will meet in the videos. Millions of people all over the world have experienced the Alpha Course, which is offered in over 100 languages. 

 

What does it cost?

It’s free!