Alpha

Alpha is a short course, designed as a practical introduction to Christian faith. It is excellent for long-term and new church members because it offers a different perspective – the perspective of not taking Christian knowledge for granted.

On an Alpha course, anyone can raise anything and no point of view is off-limits. A lack of knowledge or understanding is definitely okay!

Each session is 2hrs, we eat, watch a video and discuss.

So whether you want to refresh, reboot or simply explore your faith (or lack of) – for a new perspective, come and try Alpha.

Next Course

9 weeks, from Monday 4th October at 7.30pm
Town centre venue (location dependent on numbers)

Already attended Alpha? Why not invite a friend and come with them?

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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!”