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.


Want to try Alpha? Be our guest at a no-pressure, no-commitment “taster” session on Wednesday 12th September, 7pm at the church. Try Alpha with a free supper and a chance to ask “Is there more to life than this?” No need to book, just turn up.

If you’d like to sign up for the full Alpha experience, we’re offering a lunchtime option on Wednesdays at 12.30pm – 2.30pm, or an evening option on Wednesdays at 7.00pm – 9.00pm. The courses run from 26 September to 28 November, with a break for schools’ half term (24 October). There’s also an away day on Saturday 10 November.

How do I enrol?

Contact the church office by clicking here.

More details on Alpha may be found here.