The Alpha Course
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith in a relaxed, non-threatening, but thought-provoking way. Each week looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run across the world, and everyone's welcome. It takes place in lots of different settings - cafés, churches, universities, homes, and many more! No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk or video, and good conversation.
We run a Course each autumn and sometimes at other times of the year, usually on a weekday evening for nine or ten weeks. Evening Courses start with a meal each week, then there's a short talk or video followed by discussion in small groups.
You can find out more about Alpha here. For many people in our church, taking part has been a really important way of finding faith or coming back to faith.
In the current situation we are running Alpha Online and our next course begins on Thursday 7th May 2020. Click here to find out more and sign up for Alpha Online.
If you'd like to find out about a future Course please e-mail us for further information.
The Prayer Course
The Prayer Course is an eight week course designed to help people understand what prayer is, how to pray and how to develop a powerful prayer life. In can be done by watching a weekly video series online, or by following the book 'How to pray' by Pete Grieg. We are taking part in the Prayer Course as a church starting on Tuesday 5th May 2020 and having some online discussions to think about what we have learnt and putting it into practice by praying together. Click here to find out more and to sign up for the Prayer Course.
The Marriage Course
The Marriage Course aims to help couples grow closer and build a healthy relationship that will last for a lifetime. It’s designed for all couples, however long or short a time they’ve been together, and whether they feel they already have a strong relationship or are struggling. While the course is based on Christian principles, it’s designed for couples with or without a Christian faith. Many couples who aren’t churchgoers have commented that the Christian content was presented in a way that didn’t make them feel at all uncomfortable.
We run this six week course periodically. Each evening starts with coffee and dessert, followed by a talk on the theme for the evening. You will then spend the rest of the time talking with each other as a couple about things relating to the theme. During the Course you will think and talk about building strong foundations, the art of communication, resolving conflict, the power of forgiveness, the impact of family, intimacy and love in action. Your discussion will be private to you, and there won’t be any group work. While there may be some homework to do, to help you build on what you’ve learnt and to give you the opportunity to apply it to your relationship, no-one else will see it and it’s just for your benefit.
You can find out more about The Marriage Course here. If you'd like to find out about a future Course please e-mail us for further information.