The Logo for the Alpha Course.

The Alpha Course.

Between St Johns and St Leonards Anglican Church, we run the nationally and globally known Alpha Course.

Alpha is a 10 week, short, practical introduction to the Christian faith. It is used in over 7000 churches now in the United Kingdom and in different denominations – Anglican, Methodist, Baptist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal etc. And in many countries of the world, it can now be found being run.

Alpha is a great course.  I think it is hard to live in any town in the UK where the Alpha course has not been run.

So what is Alpha?

Well the website ( gives more loads of information. It is a great evening out. It is a chance to meet people, to talk, to make friends and to ask questions and to be listened to. The course begins each week with a question – Who is Jesus? Why did Jesus die? How can we have faith? Why and how should I pray? Why and how should I read the  Bible? How does God guide us? Who is the Holy Spirit and what does he do? How can I resist evil? Why and how should I tell others about Jesus? Does God heal? What about the Church?  These are the questions for each of the evenings. But many other questions can be asked in the group discussions!

An Alpha Session.
There is coffee and refreshments as people arrive and to start.  There is a short talk – 20 – 30 minutes or so – before a chance to go into small groups, for around 30minutes, and discuss what the speaker said or other questions about the Christian faith.The whole session lasts 90 minutes.

Many churches run their courses during the evening, and usually we have run evening course but in the past year we ran one during the daytime.

When does all of this start?

The next Alpha course will begin on this coming autumn – in September 2014.

So email us if you’d like to know more or you’d like to attend the course. It will be good fun and a great chance to grow as a Christian, or to ask those questions that you’ve wanted to – whether you would call yourself a religious person or not, whether you grew up in a home where you went to church or where you never went except for Christmas, funerals and weddings.


Our next Alpha Course will begin this coming autumn (later September). It lasts 10 weeks, finishing in mid December.  Each session will last 90 minutes and it will be run during the daytime.

Nearer the launch dates we will confirm times, day and location.

There is no cost to attend the Alpha Course.

It is run by Christians from St Leonard’s Church Malinslee and St John’s Church Lawley, two churches in Central Telford.

It is a great way to explore the Christian faith.  Have a look at the below link:

A short clip talking about the Alpha Course running in many churches this autumn.