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Got big questions? Why not give Alpha a try? Join us at St Matthias church and ask those big questions.


January 2022 

What is Alpha?

Over 27 million people worldwide have attended an Alpha course. Alpha is for anyone to explore the Christian faith, no matter what their background or beliefs, and is currently running in tens of thousands of churches of all denominations across the globe.

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

-The Guardian

Who is Alpha for?

Alpha is for anyone who's curious. The talks are designed to encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. 

How does it work?

Normally on Alpha, each session includes:

  • Food - We always start by eating together. 
  • A short talk and,
  • A discussion at the end, where you can share your thoughts and ask questions. 


At any point, if you think Alpha isn't for you, that's not a problem. There's no pressure, no follow up and no charge. 

The in-person course starts at 7:30pm on a Wednesday, and we'll always be finished by 9:00pm.


St Matthias Church, Fiveways, Brighton, Ditchling Road, BN1 6JQ


No pressure. No follow up. No charge. 


Can I help?

We're always looking for volunteers to help at Alpha. There are several teams you can get involved in so if you’d like to help with Alpha, please drop us an email at:

What if I missed the first week?

It doesn’t matter if you missed the first week of Alpha – you can catch up online at any point. Anyone is able to register up until session 4; after that we would encourage you to sign up for our next term and come along from session 1. 

To pre-register online please use our sign-up form, or email 

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