Alpha is a free 10 week series that explores the basics of the Christian faith in a welcoming, open and friendly environment.

You’ll watch a short video about different aspects of Christianity. This is followed by a ‘nothing off limits’ facilitated discussion. You can say anything you like or nothing at all.

Everyone is welcome. No matter your background or beliefs, whether you’re exploring, questioning, mystified, doubtful or just attending church for the kids/partner, you’re invited.

Start date:  4th Feb 2024

Time:  6pm

Where:  St Mark’s Church, Leeds Rd, HG2 8AY

Cost:  FREE, and includes refreshments and cake!

Already attended Alpha? Please invite a friend and come with them to the intro session

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Everyone – whatever background, situation, or experience you bring. We don’t assume any previous knowledge of Christianity. No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish.

No. You don’t have to come to the whole course – just come to the first introductory session and see how you feel. With no obligation or cost.

Wayne is a member of St Mark’s, married to Deborah, and is a management consultant. Wayne went along to an Alpha Course when he was living in London and speaking about the experience, he said: “I joined an Alpha course that was running and I suppose I was very methodical about it. Different people do things in different ways, some people in the group were very laid back and chilled, and just watched and listened, and didn’t talk, I was a copious note taker, questioning! I invariably wouldn’t speak first, I’d be in processing mode, listening to what the other people were saying, and then after a while I’d speak. I loved the talks. I had a beautiful group, a fantastic group – a bit like university! I didn’t expect it, but I’m still really big buddies with everyone I did Alpha with. It’s a place that’s safe – everyone that is with you is also searching, questioning. You’re in a room with people who are all asking questions and therefore there is no question that is off-limits (it doesn’t even have to be a question, it can be a rant if you want!). There’s no one going to stand in judgment of you – it’s not that kind of environment. Come along, see what you think, come to a couple of sessions – if you don’t like it, fine, but you won’t know until you try!”