Alpha Course

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:1

Alpha is an 11-week course to enable everyone and anyone to explore discover the Christian faith. It is for church goers, non-church goers, people of different faiths, and the ‘simply curious’… Everyone is welcome!

Alpha began in a church in London, 25 years ago. Now, it is run in 169 different countries, and 29 million people have attended the course so far.  It has been run in churches, schools, homes, coffee shops and prisons around the world, and now it is also available at St Marie’s Cathedral. It has been designed to give people the opportunity to explore their questions about life and the Christian faith, in a friendly, open and informal environment.

On each week of the course, participants get together to share a meal, watch a short video, and have a discussion about it in small groups. The short films are designed to encourage conversations, and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. There is no pressure, no follow-up and no charge.

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Alpha course