WHAT IS ALPHA?
Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith, in a friendly, open and informal environment. Alpha is not so much a course, but an Experience. Gathering once a week over a ten-week period, each Alpha brings together people from every walk of life. We gather together in small groups for discussion. Over 29 million people across the globe have done Alpha.
WHO IS ALPHA FOR?
Alpha is for everyone and anyone. The beauty of Alpha is that there are no questions that are too hostile, too silly or too simple. Alpha has no prerequisites whatsoever. We come together with one another as we are, free to be ourselves.
Unlike the usual Alpha Experience there are only two Dimensions of the Online Alpha Experience
The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long and delivered over about ten weeks, they will be shared by video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, Topic covered include: Is there more to life than this? Who is Jesus? Why did Jesus die? Does God heal today?
You will then have 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 [honestly]. It's an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment, and obviously through the Zoom small group.
If interested in taking part in this Online Alpha please register your interest by completing the form below.
‘For many years now and in various parts of the world, Alpha has shown itself powerful in bringing faith alive in all kinds of people. Its focus is on Jesus, its method is simple and its appeal is wide-ranging. It is also well adapted for use in Catholic communities looking to provide the kind of ignition we need if we are to become a more missionary Church.’
Archbishop Mark Coleridge
Archbishop of Brisbane, Australia
‘I have had the privilege of participating in various Alphas in Quebec and have witnessed how lives are changed and how the participants are touched by the teachings, witnessing and fellowship experienced during the course. The method is simple yet very effective. Small groups are definitely a key to the success of this tool of New Evangelisation.’
Cardinal Gérald Lacroix
Archbishop of Quebec, Canada
Starting 19th August 2020
Please complete this form to register your interest for our Online Alpha Experience.
It would be helpful if you were willing to provide the following information at this time. Answers to the following questions help with the planning for our Online Alpha Experience.
All parishes within the Diocese of Paisley have been included in the drop down parish list. Parishes are grouped in Deaneries. Please select the very last option in the list if you are from a parish outwith the Diocese. Please select the first option if you are not of the Roman Catholic faith.
How would you describe your beliefs?
Your interest cannot be registered without you first consenting to the Parish holding your data. It is a legal requirement to obtain your consent..