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


Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. Most sessions start with food because it’s a great way to build community and get to know each other.


The videos/talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Usually the Alpha videos we use at Millpool are around thirty minutes long and delivered over about eleven weeks. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions from Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? to Why and how do I pray? and How does God guide us?


Probably the most important part of any Alpha: 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 (seriously). It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

The Alpha Course at MILLPOOL

We hope to start a new Alpha course at Millpool this autumn 2024 (we usually run Alpha at 7pm on Thursday evenings, however this is TBA) – for more information, or to reserve your free place on the course (and to help us plan catering) please email our Church administrator Mrs Lynne Pidgley at: 


Alpha Schedule

Thursday (TBA) Who is Jesus? & Why did Jesus die?

Thursday (TBA) How can we have faith?

Thursday (TBA) Why and how do I pray? & Why and how should I read the bible?                                                                            

Thursday (TBA) How does God guide us?


Saturday (TBA)   ‘The Holy Spirit Day’                    

Who is the Holy Spirit? What does the Holy Spirit do?

How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?

How can I make the most of the rest of my life?


Thursday (TBA)  How can I resist evil?

Thursday (TBA) Why and how should I tell others?

Thursday (TBA) Does God heal today?