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Alpha Onlinestarts January 2021!

Due to the health crisis caused by COVID-19 we will be running our Alpha Course online in 2021.

This Alpha Course is based upon the use of online videos, followed by discussion using Zoom and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.

The course  begins in January 2021, so book your place now by emailing faith@gilgal.co.uk, by using our Contact Form, or call Cathryn (07968 178589) or Martin (07469842090) for details.

Our CoursesThe Alpha CoursePuzzling Questions

Currently we run two courses that are aimed at informing those people that are searching for answers to investigate further
without having to commit themselves to changing their life.

Both courses equip you with the facts and details about the Christian Faith so you can make the choice for yourself
- it has to be your decision and nobody will pressure you otherwise.

For more details see below...

Are YouInterested?Curious?Open-minded?Questioning?Wanting More?Act Now


Alpha Course

The Alpha Course is probably the best known of all the Christian Faith courses having been established in 1977 at Holy Trinity Church Brompton, London. It poses the question "Is there more to life than this?" and is designed to provide answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Christian Faith - Who was Jesus? Why should I have faith? How do I resist evil? Who and what is the Holy Spirit? etc. 

Its aim is to provide answers to questions that will equip people to decide for themselves the path they want to chose in life and whether that path includes a faith in Jesus Christ. We all have a choice and it is ours to take freely without pressure.


The course runs over 13 weeks and explores individual elements of the Christian Faith. It is a video led course with time given over to group discussion and questions after each video. You can ask what you want - no subject is off-limits. We can't guarantee to be able to answer all your questions but we will do our best - even if we have to go away and find out the answer and revisiting it the following week.

If it is an evening course we will usually provide a group meal prior to each session.

Where & When?

The Alpha course usually runs once or twice a year depending on numbers wanting to participate. If demand is high the course will run in our church hall, though we will run smaller groups if required which will be held in the course leaders home.

This year the next Alpha Course will be run online and will start mid-January, so please email us using the 'Contact Us' form at this website, or email faith@gilgal.co.uk to book your place.


Puzzling Questions

Puzzling Questions is for those whose world view simply doesn't include anything about the Christian Faith, or any other faith for that matter, but feel they need to explore life's deeper questions. It could be that they are searching for some spiritual answers, but do not know where to start.

Questions like: -

  • Who am I and why am I here?
  • Is there a God?
  • Why does He allow suffering?
  • Is there life after death?
  • How can I be happy?

Puzzling Questions is a six week video-based course that explores some of these deeper questions, but it is much more informal than Alpha, tending to work better in small groups. Each video cosists of interviews, public opinion (Vox-pop), a poem and music. After each video there is group discussion and a chance to expand on each subject. Light refreshments are served during each session.

We will announce the date of the next Puzzling Questions course when the current health crisis is over. Use the 'Contact us' form to book your place on the next course or to receive more information.

At some point in life we all have to make a choice. Just make sure you are well informed when you do ...

What Choice will You Make?Will it be the Right One?Or Will it Be the Wrong One?Be Informed ...with Alpha or Puzzling Questions

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