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What is the point of life?
Why do people suffer?
What happens when we die?
Is forgiveness possible?

If you want to know more about the Christian faith, have unanswered questions about it, or perhaps you're just new in the faith, then Alpha is for you.

What is Alpha?

  • The Alpha course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith.
  • It's relaxed, low key, friendly and fun.
  • There is a meal together at the beginning of each session which gives you an opportunity to get to know others on the course.
  • Listen, learn, discuss and discover. And ask anything. Alpha is a place where no question is too simple or too hostile.

What's involved?

The Alpha course consists of a series of talks looking topics such as 'Who is Jesus?' and 'Why and how do I pray?' After each talk we divide into small groups for a time of discussion

Who is Alpha for?

Alpha is for everyone. It is particularly for those who aren't church goers and want to find out more about Christianity. It is for newcomers to the church; those who want to brush up on the basics ... everyone.

What will it cost?

There is no charge for the Alpha course, although you may be asked to make or contribute some food for the meal.

When does it start?

The next Alpha Course starts on Wednesday 20 April at St Matthew's Mission at 7pm

Do I need to book

You can just turn up on the night if you like, but if you send a message to Peter Nunn. it will help us to know how much food to prepare.

Alpha Course Talks

  • Who is Jesus?
  • Why did Jesus die?
  • How can I be sure of my faith?
  • Why and how do I pray?
  • Why and how should I read the Bible?
  • How does God guide us?
  • How can I resist evil?
  • Why and how should we tell others?
  • Does God heal today?
  • What about the Church?

The Official Alpha Web Site


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