The Alpha Course
What is Alpha?
Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in an informal, fun and friendly environment, and over 20 million people around the world have now done it.
It’s a course with small groups of about twelve people with a host and helper. There are usually around ten evening sessions with a day away in the middle. Each session starts with a buffet meal. Then there is a short talk looking at a different aspect of the Christian faith, and then time for discussion. At St Mungo’s our Alpha is on Thursday evenings 7.30-9.45pm. You will also find Alpha Courses at other churches in Edinburgh.
Who is Alpha for?
Never been to church? Not sure what you believe? Maybe you gave up on church a long time ago. The course was designed for you or anyone who doesn’t go to church regularly.
What does Alpha cost?
There is no charge for the Alpha cost, except for the optional away day about half way through the course.
When does the next course start?
Our next course will be launched on Thursday 2 Oct 2014. It’s a great evening – an informal 3 course meal, interviews with people who’ve done Alpha, and an after dinner talk ‘Is there more to life than this?’ You don’t have to say anything or do anything – just come along and enjoy some good food, meet some interesting people, and listen to a thought provoking presentation. We start with drinks at 7.30pm and serve coffee at the end around 9.30pm.
How do I sign up?
If you would like to sign up for the taster evening or the next course just send us a message and we will get back to you to confirm.
Do you want to find out more?
Alpha News & Events
An interview with Mark and Vivienne Harris that shows how God can speak to us very clearly through ‘coincidences’. (Carol Service 2011) Watch it now.
Posted on 13 December 2011
Watch Bruce describe his experience of prayer and of Alpha as he sought to help his marriage.
Posted on 12 September 2010