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What is Alpha?

Alpha is a course about the basics of Christianity.  It was first devised in the late 1970s at Holy Trinity church in Brompton, London, for use among their own congregation.  Subsequently its potential for answering the questions of enquirers and new Christians everywhere became evident; and now it is used by the major Christian denominations all over the world.  At any time there are around 7000 courses running in UK churches alone.

Alpha is constructed around a series of 15 fundamental questions,
such as:

Alpha Courses are run in this benefice

Who is it aimed at?

Alpha is designed primarily to answer the questions of non-believers.  But in fact there probably isn't anyone who can't find benefit in it, including:

When and how?

At present we don't have any plans to run an Alpha course.  As soon as we do, they will publicised here.  If in the meantime you would like to express interest please click here to send an email.

You  might also be interested in the Pilgrim Course which covers similar ground.

More details about Alpha from the official site.