Explore life, faith & meaning

Alpha launches on Wednesday 19th January and we would love you to join us! We will be running two Alpha Courses. Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm and Thursday mornings from 9.30am – 11am, both at St Mary’s.

What is Alpha?

Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith. It’s relaxed, low key, friendly and fun. Listen, learn, discuss and discover. And ask anything. Alpha is a place where no question is too simple or too hostile. And it’s supported by all the main Christian denominations.

We want everyone to have a chance to ask those questions they have always wanted to ask, without anything getting in the way. Perhaps, in this time of uncertainty, you have more questions than ever before.

Over 19 million people worldwide have now attended an Alpha course, an opportunity to explore the meaning of life, running in tens of thousands of churches of all denominations across the world.

“What Alpha offers, and what is attracting thousands of people, is permission, rare in secular culture, to discuss the big questions – life and death and their meaning.” – The Guardian
“What distinguishes Alpha from other initiatives is the easy-going, relaxed feel of the proceedings – that, and its astonishing success.” – The Times
“Many claim Alpha has changed their lives and appear genuinely happier for the experience.”- Time Magazine
“Alpha is an unqualified triumph.” – The Daily Telegraph
“Alpha makes Christianity relevant to modern life.” – The Express

What’s involved?

The Wednesday evening course will begin at 7.30pm on 19th January and the Thursday morning course will begin at 9.30am on 20th January. There will be a great Alpha video to watch followed by an opportunity to discuss the issues raised in a small group.  

Who is Alpha for?

Alpha is for everyone, especially:

• Those wanting to investigate Christianity
• New Christians
• Newcomers to church
• Those who want to brush up on the basics

No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. We don’t assume any background knowledge of or belief in Christianity and everyone is welcome.

What will it cost?

The course is absolutely free.

Okay, I’m interested…what next?

We will be running two Alpha Courses in person at St Mary’s from January:

Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm starting 19th January
Thursday mornings from 9.30am starting 20th January.

Click on the links below to register.