What is Alpha?


Alpha is a great way to explore the basic Christian message, either for the first time or as a refresher, and to meet new people in a relaxed, informal, friendly, welcoming, non-threatening and non-judgemental atmosphere.

After our successful Autumn 2020 online Alpha, we are returning for our first online Alpha of 2021.

Our forthcoming Alpha will be held on Wednesday evenings and will commence on Wednesday 24th February, 2021 from 8.00pm to 9.30pm.

All of the sessions will take place from the comfort of your own home and all you need is an internet connection and a suitable device to connect to it. We will be using Zoom software to meet together and will provide you with all of the support and information you need to take part.

All are welcome, whether you are a ‘practising’/’non-practising’ Catholic, a Christian or whether you are just interested in finding out more about life’s ‘big questions’. Why not consider asking a member of your family or a friend to come along with you.

For more information or to register your interest, please drop us an email.

We ask for your prayers for the success of this course.

The following information is from previous Alpha’s when we were all able to meet together in groups!

Over a period of ten weeks, each weekly session includes a free meal, short film and informal discussion in small groups, where no question is too simple or silly, no answer pre-packaged and no pressure to speak or share.

We run ‘big’ Alphas where we have  60-80 people in a hall and also small ‘house-group’ Alphas with about 10 people meeting in someone’s home.

Our next Alpha will be in Spring 2021 – watch this space for details

Not sure if it’s for you?  We always hold ‘Taster Sessions’ in advance of the next Alpha so people can get a better feel of what it’s like before deciding to give it  a try (and of course, you can always stop at any point if you decide to)  However, our experience is that even those who are very unsure to start with quickly start to love it!


Why are we running Alpha in a Catholic context?