The Alpha course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed manner over ten thought-provoking weekly sessions. Alpha is supported by all the major Christian denominations. To find out more about Alpha, see


The course will vary depending on the church running it, but this is what you might expect:


Each session consists of a talk, some refreshments and a chance to discuss things in a small group. It's low-key, friendly and fun and there is no cost although you are welcome to make a donation towards refreshments. The course often includes the option of a day or weekend away.

If you would like more information, please contact the church in question.  The course is free and there is no obligation to stay the course - come and try out the first session or two and see how it feels.

The topics coveres in the talks are as follows:

Who Is Jesus?
Why Did Jesus Die?
How Can I Be Sure of My Faith?
Why and How Should I Read the Bible?
Why and How Do I Pray?
How Does God Guide Us?
How Can I Resist Evil?
Who Is the Holy Spirit?
What Does the Holy Spirit Do?
How Can I Be Filled With the Spirit?
Why and How Should We Tell Others?
Does God Heal Today?
What About the Church?

Who's it for?
Alpha is for everyone - If you have never done an Alpha course why not give it a go? Alpha is especially for:

Those wanting to investigate the Christian faith
New Christians
Newcomers to the church
Those who want to brush up on the basics


Jo Barfoot, 30/01/2008