- boring, irrelevant, untrue?
- dynamic, life-changing, people-centred?
Yes? No? Maybe?
If you’re looking for answers to this question, the Alpha course could be for you.
What is Alpha?
The Alpha course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed, non-threatening manner over seven thought-provoking weekly sessions.
There’s a meal together at the beginning of each session which gives you a chance to get to know others on the course. It’s followed by a series of talks on topics like Who is Jesus?, and How and why do I pray?, after which you’ll we break into small groups to discuss the talk, and raise any questions.
Listen, learn and discover – and ask anything. Alpha is a place where no question is too simple or too hostile.
It's low key, friendly and fun - and it's supported by all the main Christian denominations.
Alpha takes place in the Church Centre. Each course begins with a celebration supper then meets each Thursday at 7.15pm for the next seven weeks, plus an Away Day on a Saturday midway through the course.
At All Saints our Curate, Ruth Ackroyd coordinates Alpha and we aim to run three courses through the year, one each term.
We realise that not everyone can come to an Alpha course in the evening and if you are interested in a daytime Alpha Course, please contact us.
When does the next course start?
To find out when the next Alpha course will start please click here, which will take you to the resources and downloads area
How do I sign up?
Call the Church Office 01244 322056 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Is there a fee?
The course is free although contributions towards the cost of supper are welcome.
To find out more about Alpha generally click here to visit the excellent Alpha website for more details of the course plus personal experiences and a whole lot more.
Still not sure?
Call our curate Ruth Ackroyd or 01244 344529, or our vicar John Kirkland on 01244 322056,