Our next Alpha course starts on:

Thursday 30th January (in a town centre cafe): 
Click here to sign up or find more information

Our next Alpha will start after Easter. If you'd like to be kept informed about it, please click here and let us know.

If the day, time, or location doesn't work for you, there are plenty of other options. You can find details of other Alphas in Harrogate at .

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We run Alpha in homes and cafes around Harrogate, with 8-12 people at each.
We'll confirm the venue and hosts with you once you've signed up.
It runs for 8-9 weeks, but you're free to try it for a week or two without committing to the whole lot. 
If you're interested, a good starting point is to watch the 2 minute trailer for the Alpha Film Series

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What is Alpha

Alpha is one of the best ways of exploring life’s biggest questions. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Our Alpha lasts nine weeks and each evening begins with delicious desserts and the opportunity to get to know the other people. Next, there’s a thought-provoking film on a different aspect of the Christian faith followed by time for discussion with others on your table. This is your chance to ask your questions and help each other to discover some answers. No question is too simple or too feisty at Alpha.

You can find out more at

Or watch the trailer for the Alpha Film Series

Who is Alpha for?

Over 2.5 million people in the UK have done Alpha, and over 27 million worldwide. It is primarily designed for people who wouldn’t normally go to church, but is open to anyone who wants to explore some of life’s biggest questions. People do Alpha for a variety of reasons - some are interested in whether God exists, others have attended church in the past but feel they have never understood the basics. Alpha is a no-pressure course, which means we won’t chase you up if you decide not to come back. So come along and see if it’s for you!

“What Alpha offers, and what is attracting thousands of people, is permission, rare in secular culture, to discuss the big questions – life and death and their meaning.”

The Guardian


 “What distinguishes Alpha from other initiatives is the easy-going, relaxed feel to proceedings – that and its astonishing success.”

The Times

Alpha makes Christianity relevant to modern life.”

Daily Express


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