What is Alpha?

Alpha is a safe place to explore the christian faith and ask those big questions of life which we rarely have time for in our everyday lives. Run over 9 weeks, each evening looks at a different topic and is designed to create good, thought-provoking conversation. Topics include, ‘Is There More to Life Than This?’, ‘Why did Jesus have to die?’ And ‘Why and How Do I Pray?’

What will happen each week?

Each session is made up of three elements:

1. A chance to connect

Usually, Alpha starts with a meal together in person or making yourself a cup of tea if it’s online. This is an opportunity to meet new people and connect!

2. Watch an episode

The Alpha episodes are about 25-minutes long and unpack the topic for the week. They are designed to engage and inspire conversation.

3. Space to share your thoughts.

This is the time to discuss the topic, where you will hear from others and get to share your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment. There's no obligation to say anything and there's nothing you can't say (seriously).

How can I find out more? 

If you have questions about the Alpha course or would like to know future course dates, please get in touch. You can contact the team by email on:

Alpha Testimonials


Here is what some of our recent Alpha guests said about their experience of doing Alpha with Life Church Bath. 

My friend told me about Alpha and recommended me to go on it, so I did and never looked back! Alpha has been a wonderful course which has helped me answer those big life questions - What on earth am I here for? And after 9 weeks of friendship and plenty of cups of tea it has spiritually grown me and clarified the true meaning of life.  Give it a go, you have nothing to lose!

Heena, Alpha Guest 

For a long time I have wanted to do the Alpha Course and was delighted the opportunity came to sign up last year. I really enjoyed being part of a great group of people and really enjoyed the weekly videos and the topics for discussion. Since completing the Alpha Course I have had a greater understanding of what it means to be in a relationship with Jesus and have since joined two Life Groups at Life Church Bath.

Rob, Alpha Guest

I met some amazing like minded people who I would now call friends. It was also great to be able to ask questions openly to the alpha team to further my knowledge of God and how he works!

Kim, Alpha Guest 

Having always had so many questions and no answers has always held me back and stopped me from letting and inviting Jesus into my heart, which is something that I fought against daily. I was doubtful but entered Alpha open-minded, and am now thankful every day that I started this journey, as the videos and testimonies were inspiring, eye opening and answered more questions than I knew I had. I have now invited Jesus into my life and it has been forever changed, I will never regret this decision as I have been fulfilled and uplifted by love. It is unimaginable until you experience it for yourself. So if you want more from your life or have questions Alpha is a brilliant place to start or to renew your faith.

Sarah, Alpha Guest

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