Millions of people worldwide have now attended an Alpha course. Last year, more than 270,000 people tried Alpha in the UK.
Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore life and the Christian faith in a relaxed setting over nine thought-provoking weekly sessions.
Who is Alpha for?
Guests attend for a wide variety of reasons—some want to investigate whether God exists; others are concerned about what happens after death. Many have never been to church; others may have attended church occasionally but feel they have never really understood the basics of the Christian faith. Some people have particular questions that they would like to discuss; others want to understand other people’s beliefs or would like to explore the meaning of life.
Bear Grylls’ is one of millions of different stories of exploration—of asking life’s biggest questions without knowing what will be found. Despite a life characterised by risk, danger and the unknown, it is this exploration that he describes as his ‘greatest adventure’. Watch Bear’s story here:
For more inspiring stories check out Alpha’s YouTube channel.
What can guests expect?
Each session begins with a meal—a chance to get to know others in the small group. There is then a short talk, which looks at a different aspect of the Christian faith each week, for example “Can I trust the Bible?” and “Who is Jesus?”. This is followed by a time of discussion in the small groups, where everyone is welcome to contribute their opinion, ask questions and discuss with the rest of the group. The emphasis is on exploration and discovery in a relaxed and informal environment. There is no charge for attending the Alpha course nor is there any obligation to come to the whole course—just come along and see what you think.
Where and when?
The course will start in early October. To stay up to date, keep an eye on our Facebook page.
Session 1: Is there more to life than this?
Westminster Chapel | Monday 9th October: 7:30pm to 9.30pm
Session 2: Can I trust the Bible?
Westminster Chapel | Monday 16th October: 7:30pm to 9.30pm
Session 3: Who is Jesus?
Westminster Chapel | Monday 23rd October: 7:30pm to 9.30pm
Session 4: Why did Jesus die?
Westminster Chapel | Monday 30th October: 7:30pm to 9.30pm
Session 5: How can I have faith?
Westminster Chapel | Monday 6th November: 7:30pm to 9.30pm
Session 6: Why and how do I pray?
Westminster Chapel | Monday 13th November: 7:30pm to 9.30pm
Holy Spirit Day:
Westminster Chapel | 18th November or 2nd December – Date TBC
Who is the Holy Spirit?
What does the Holy Spirit do?
How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?
Session 7: How does God guide us?
Westminster Chapel | Monday 20th November: 7:30pm to 9.30pm
Session 8: Why does God allow suffering?
Westminster Chapel | Monday 27th November: 7:30pm to 9.30pm
Session 9: What about the Church?
Westminster Chapel | Monday 4th December: 7:30pm to 9.30pm
Dinner and refreshments will be provided free of charge at each session.
Carol Service: Sunday, 10 December, 5:30pm
Join us as we sing and celebrate Christmas together, at our traditional carol service, followed by mince pies.
Try Church Sunday: Sunday, 3 December, 11am
Come and see for yourself what church is like and witness some live baptisms.
Westminster Chapel, Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6BS.
Please use the form on the right of this page to register or to enquire about further details.
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