Explore life, faith & meaning

Alpha is an opportunity to discuss the big questions of life and explore the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Every week we’ll be joining people, in the same boat as you, to watch episodes designed to spark conversation, where no question is out of bounds.

To sign up for any of our Alpha Courses click the link below...

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"What Alpha offers, and what is attracting thousands of people,
is permission, rare in secular culture, to discuss the big questions: life and death and their meaning" - The Guardian

Alpha Courses Coming up!

We have decided to run our Alpha Cafe sessions as ongoing from October 2022. Our next Alpha Cafe course will be starting Wednesday 1st February 2023, 12-1:30pm in our Foundation Cafe, this course is ran by our Alpha Team and it's specifically for people from our Community Grocery and other community projects who have questions about faith and life.

To sign up for the next Alpha Cafe Course click here.

We will be launching an online evening Alpha course from Thursday 1st February 2023, meeting online via Zoom every Thursday, 7:30-9PM. With our Holy Spirit day happening Saturday 11th March 2022. 

All our courses run over 8 weeks; you can just try the first one and see what you think. Everyone’s welcome and there’s no pressure or charge.

To register for this Alpha Course click here

What to expect

Each episode is designed to engage and inspire conversation. They’re about thirty minutes long and explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? 

Watch the video to get a glimpse at what Alpha is all about!  


Each session takes place either in person at The Hope Centre or online via Zoom, where you’ll meet other people with questions just like yours.


We watch a 25 minute film together that’s designed to inspire questions.


At the end of each session there’s an open discussion where you can share your thoughts in small groups.

The power of invitation

Who could you invite to Alpha?

Do you know someone in your world who would benefit from Alpha? Someone at your workplace or school that has big questions about life and faith, then why not invite them along to Alpha.

We have invites available at The Hope Centre that you could use to invite a friend, chat to a member of our team on a Sunday or one of our volunteers midweek to grab one!