Alpha Course in 2018

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.

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.


The 2018 early summer course started on May 9th and runs until July 9th with a break for half-term on May 30th and an Away-Day on Saturday June 30th.

The evenings start at 7pm and finish at 9pm.

Details of the autumn course will be published later.

How do I enrol?

Contact the church office by clicking here.

More details on Alpha may be found here.