Alpha is a 10 week course, open to everyone interested in discovering what Christianity is about. You can come, relax, eat, share your own thoughts and explore the meaning of life with others. We run the Alpha course as part of our regular course evenings. They take place in a small group setting on a Sunday evening, and a meal is provided.

Why attend an Alpha course?

Guests do Alpha for a wide variety of reasons - some want to investigate whether God exists; others are concerned about what happens after death. Some people have particular questions that they would like to discuss; others want to understand other peoples' beliefs or would like to explore what the purpose of life is. Many guests have never been to church, others may have attended church occasionally but feel they have never really understood the basics of the Christian faith.

Upcoming Alpha course dates

Our next Alpha Course is taking place at Christ Church on Wednesday evenings, 7pm - 10pm from Wednesday 10th September to Wednesday 10th December and all day Saturday 18th October. All are welcome. To register interest, or book a place on the course, please contact the church office on 01376 326628 or use the 'contact us' link above.

Contact Info

For further information on the Alpha course please contact the church office or see the main ALPHA Website:

ALPHA Resources

There are a number of books written by Nicky Gumbel, which form the basis for the talks. These can be ordered from or from the Bookstall at Christ Church.

Why Jesus?
Why Christmas?
Alpha Questions of Life
Searching Issues