What is Alpha?  Alpha is a series interactive sessions, typically run over eleven weeks, including a weekend away, where anyone can explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Alpha is run all around the globe, and anyone is welcome.

Who’s Alpha for? Everyone is welcome, but Alpha is designed particularly for people who would not describe themselves as Christians or church-goers. There’s no charge to attend Alpha – it’s free. You can join or stop at any time. All Saints typically runs Alpha in the Fall.

What Happens at Alpha? Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Typical Alpha sessions have three key things in common: food, a video talk, and good conversation.
Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and cake, 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.
The video talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. 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? Each video is around 25 minutes long.
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.