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The next Alpha course will begin on

27 September 2023

at St Philip's Church Centre

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What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone's welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.

Is Alpha for me?

Everyone is welcome!

Alpha is for anyone who would like to come, and especially for:

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

We don't assume any experience of going to church, or any prior knowledge about what it means to be a Christian.

Alpha is for those who want to ask some deep questions without worrying about offending anyone or looking silly.

It is also a great way of helping people to refresh their understanding of the fundamentals of the Christian faith.

  • What is the purpose of my life?
  • Does God exist?
  • How do I know the bible is true?
  • If there is a God, why does He allow suffering?

If you have started to question the meaning of life and would like to take a first step to finding out more in a fun, relaxed way, this course could be for you!


The next course will begin on

27 September 2023

at St Philip's Church Centre

We run Alpha courses every year and they start with a taster session when you are invited to join us for an informal chat, and an introduction to the Alpha experience. If you decide to continue in the following weeks, we generally cover many questions exploring various subjects and you can stop or rejoin at any time. 

If you are interested in joining an Alpha Course, please contact us using the details at the bottom of the page.

Course Contents

  • Christianity, boring, untrue and irrelevant (Is there more to life than this?)
  • Who is Jesus?
  • Why did Jesus die?
  • How can we have faith?
  • Why and how do I pray?
  • Why and how should I read the Bible?
  • How does God guide us?
  • Awayday: Who is the Holy Spirit? What does the Holy Spirit do? How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?
  • Does God heal today?
  • How can I resist evil?
  • Why and how should we tell others?
  • Celebration Meal