Is there more to life than this?
The Alpha Course has been running for over 26 years. It began at Holy Trinity Brompton in central London, in the late 1970s, initially as a means of presenting the basic principles of the Christian faith to new Christians in a relaxed and informal setting. By 1990, when former barrister Nicky Gumbel took over the course, Alpha was a central feature of the church’s life. It was while leading his second Alpha course that Nicky realised how this simple course could also appeal to non-churchgoers and he adapted the course to give it the kind of feel that would suit this group.
The Alpha course spread during the 1990s, initially in the UK and then internationally, as more churches and groups found it a helpful way to answer questions about the Christian faith in an informal setting. There are now thousands of courses worldwide in 169 countries and it is supported by all the major denominations. Over 4 million people in the UK and 29 million worldwide have now attended an Alpha course’. It’s an opportunity to explore the meaning of life, & is running in churches of all denominations across the world.
Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed setting, with a cooked meal, over 10 thought-provoking weekly sessions.
Thinking of trying Alpha? What to expect at Alpha’s held at the Parish Church here
Our latest Course at the Parish Church, finished last night 7th June 2017. A simply A M A Z I N G group.
Aldridge Parish Church
Our next Alpha course starts on Wednesday 18th April 2018, and runs for 10 weeks. Please contact David Lee if you would like more information.