Alpha Course


The story so far…

Over 29 million people have tried Alpha in 169 countries, and it has been translated into 112 different languages.  Developed as a short course at Holy Trinity Church, Brompton in 1990, Nicky Gumbel took over running Alpha and found that many people inside and out of the church wanted to explore the Christian faith. Alpha now runs in every part of the global church, and Croftfoot Parish have been running Alpha for over twenty years.

First up there’s…Food

Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. Every session starts with food because it’s a great way to build community and get to know each other.

Followed by a Film

The new set of films are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long, they explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions from Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? to Why and how do I pray? and How does God guide us?


Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything and there’s nothing you can’t say (seriously). It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

We would love for you to join us on Alpha, the course starts on Tuesday 13 th September at 7pm.

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