Our next course starts in September 2024.

What is Alpha?

Alpha is aimed at people who want to take some time to think & talk about the meaning of life along with other interested people.


We usually run a course in both the spring (January start) and autumn (September start) terms – to find out when the next course is starting or to learn more email [email protected]



You can also check out dates on the church calendar .


Alpha is an 11 week course that helps people explore the essentials of the Christian faith in a relaxed, non-threatening and friendly atmosphere. The course starts with a video by Nicky Gumbel and then small groups where there is an opportunity to discuss the issues raised in the talk.


Alpha is open to anyone, whether you consider yourself a Christian or not.


You can also visit the Alpha course website for more information.

Who is Alpha for?

The Alpha course is for: anyone wanting to investigate Christianity for themselves, newcomers to the church, new Christians and those who want to look again at the foundations of their faith.


How could you be involved?

– If you’re interested, you could do the course yourself

– If you’ve done Alpha you could invite a friend, family member or work colleague – use the information & invitations on the website.

– You could volunteer to help on the Task Force – preparing meals, setting out, welcoming, serving, washing up, packing away – all the essential tasks that help an evening to run smoothly.

– You could pray – prayer is vital to the success of Alpha. Please pray for all aspects of the course and for all those involved, guests, helpers, or organisers.

To learn more and find out when the next course will run contact [email protected]

Alpha stories


Testimonials from people who’ve done Alpha in Walton.

Short talks from people who’ve done Alpha in Walton, recorded at various Alpha Launches across the years and the 10 & 15 years of Alpha event.