Alpha Course – Autumn 2022

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe and everyone is welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes, online — you name it! No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: hospitality, a talk and good conversation.

What will happen each week?

Each session is made up of three elements:

1. A chance to connect

Usually, Alpha starts with a meal (or drink) together. This is an opportunity to meet new people and connect!

2. Watch a video

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).

What is happening here?

We are planning to hold two Alpha courses in our parish this Autumn:

In Colston Bassett, there will be a Taster Evening in the Village Hall on Thursday 15th September at 6.30 pm to find out what it is all about. The subsequent meetings will take place on Thursday evenings from 6.30 – 9.00 pm. All meetings will start with a communal meal before the discussion begins.

In Cropwell Bishop, the Taster Evening will be on Wednesday 14th September at 7.15 pm at Hilary’s home (8 Cropwell Butler Road) and the later meetings will take place on Wednesday evenings from 7.15 – 9.00 pm. They will be shorter than the Thursday course (by foregoing the meal!) to make it easier for folk with caring commitments to attend.

Further information about dates, times and topics of meetings will be published here later.

If you would like to talk to someone to find out more about what each course involves, please contact:

Colston Bassett

Edward Hine (churchwarden)

07887 787890

Cropwell Bishop

Hilary Tabron (churchwarden)

0115 989 4836

More information about the aims and content of the course itself can be found on the Alpha website.