What is Alpha?


Alpha is an eight-week series that explores the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.

Alpha is a place you can…

  • Be yourself.
  • Say what you think.
  • Challenge everything (no question is too complex or simple).
  • Share what your point of view is, which is just as important as anyone else’s.

what to expect

A Typical Alpha

Alpha can be ran in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it, and they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.


first up there’s


Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.


then a


The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, and played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith?


followed by


Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.