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What is alpha?
The alpha course is open to everyone interested in discovering what Christianity is about.

Who is alpha for? 
The course is designed primarily for people who are not church goers, those new in their faith and is open to anyone who would like to attend.

Why attend the alpha course?
Guests attend the alpha course for many different reasons; some want to investigate whether God exists and some have questions they’d like to discuss. Many guests have never been to church and others attend church but feel they have never had a personal understanding of the Christian faith.

How alpha works.

Alpha courses are based around small groups of about twelve people, led by one or two hosts whose role is to facilitate and encourage discussion. Courses vary in size and at St Paul’s are held in the evening, typically lasting about 2 hours. In addition there is a Saturday away day lasting from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. This is an essential and important part of the course that allows us to go deeper into what it means to be a Christian.

St Paul's Alpha course weekly format.

 Each session starts with refreshments, then a short talk looking at different aspects of the Christian faith. This is followed by a time of discussion when guests can ask questions. There is no charge for alpha although contributions for refreshments would be welcomed.




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