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The Alpha Course

What is the point of life?

What happens when I die?

How can I find happiness?

What's love all about?

These are some of the questions that all of us ask from time to time. Some of us can't cope with them and run from them all of our lives. Some of us find our busy careers distract us from giving any consideration to the questions at all. ..

However, some of us make a little time to give them some thought...

What is the Alpha Course?

Over 2 Million people in the UK have completed an Alpha Course, with many more millions completing the course all over the world. The Alpha Course is an opportunity to explore the big questions of life, whilst making friends and enjoying great food.

The course lasts 8 weeks in Overton, usually in the Autumn, and covers many topics which include:

How does God guide us?
How and Why do we pray?
Why did Jesus Die?
How can I make the most of the rest of my life?

What happens on the Alpha Course?

A course session typically lasts for two ¼ hours. Each evening usually starts at 7.00/7.15 pm and includes a supper together, followed by a talk, coffee, and then a half hour discussion in a small group when you will be able to say what you think, ask those questions that have been bugging you or simply sit back and listen. All meetings finish by 9.30 pm.

How much does the Alpha Course cost?

The course is free. Every attender to the course receives a pack containing a course manual and other information regarding the course. The only cost is for the Course Day away. However, we endeavour to keep the cost of this to an absolute minimum. Help is available for the unemployed etc.

Hear about someone's experience of Alpha on this YouTube video

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