Alpha in a Catholic Context

What is Alpha?

Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith, in a friendly, open and informal environment. Alpha is not so much a course, but an experience! Gathering once a week over a ten week period, each Alpha experience brings people together to ponder basic questions about life. We eat together, we listen to a talk and then we gather together in small groups for discussion. Over 29 million people across the globe have participated in Alpha. Who is Alpha for? Alpha is for everyone and anyone. The beauty of Alpha is that there are no questions that are too hostile, too silly or too simple. Alpha has no prerequisites whatsoever. We come together with one another as we are, free to be ourselves.

“Alpha provides a communal context where people can once again ask the fundamental basic questions about life: “Why are we here, who are we, what’s our purpose?”

It is a fantastic way to begin to draw people into a deeper communion with the Church.” [Matt Maher, Catholic Worship Leader]

When/Where is Alpha being held?

Our next Alpha Course starts on Tuesday 25th April 2023 in the Jurgens Centre. Food served at 7pm, video starting at 7:45pm. Everyone is welcome. In the meantime, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to send a mail to, or talk to Regina or Anne-Do.

How do I sign up?

Just send an email to: *or call the parish office on 01784 477620.