Alpha Course in 2019

Ever wanted to ask those questions about life, about faith?

Alpha is a fun, safe way to ask those questions in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

Take a look at what it’s like here.

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith and is run worldwide in cafés, churches, universities and homes. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.

Starting on Wednesdays in St John’s the Alpha course will begin with a welcome and meal, a chance to get to know each other, followed each week by a short video of about 20 minutes exploring the big issues around faith and addressing questions from Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? to Why and how do I pray? and How does God guide us?

Following the video, probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything and there’s nothing you can’t say (seriously). It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

We made a short video after a recent course at St. John’s and put it on YouTube. You can view it here.


If you’d like to sign up for the full Alpha experience, we’re offering an evening option on Wednesdays at 7.00pm – 9.00pm. The courses usually run over eight weeks, with a break for schools’ half term (when applicable). There’s also an away day on a Saturday. Please watch for announcements on the first course in 2019.

How do I enrol?

Contact the church office by clicking here.

More details on Alpha may be found here.