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.

We will be re-launching our Alpha Cafe from Wednesday 5th October 2022, which happens every week (for 9 weeks) 12 - 1:30pm in our Foundation Cafe. This course is ran by Gemma Otten our incredible Community Chaplain, 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 our Alpha Cafe click the link below...

Course Signup
"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, see above for more details and to find the link to sign up for that course. 

We will be launching an evening Alpha course from Thursday 6th October, meeting in-person every Thursday, 7PM at The Hope Centre. With our Holy Spirit day happening Saturday 12th November 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

Alpha Launch Night

Join us Thursday 29th September 7:15PM at The Hope Centre to celebrate the launch of our Alpha Courses!

We'll be celebrating the launch of Alpha with a night of live music, food and entertainment from Guest Comedian Mark Ritchie - fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Festival. This is a night for everyone and it's completly FREE, so invite your friends and family along!!

To register for the event 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!