Peterborough Salvation Army

With heart to God and hand to man

The ALPHA Course

Alpha is a short, practical introduction to the Christian faith and will provide you with an opportunity to discuss the ‘big’ questions of life in a relaxed, informal setting. 

........our current course is coming to a close and a new one will commence in the Spring - more details to come in due course. Please watch and read the following information to learn more.......

Words from someone who attended the Alpha Course

Picture of MichelleHello, my name is Michelle. I attended the Alpha Course at the Salvation Army church just over two years ago.

My first thought was, I don't know enough, I cannot do a course about God!

What was my experience of Alpha? 

The best way for me to express this is how it allowed me to further explore how, even why,  God  accepted me without question and in turn showed me a better understanding of life...his life. I would encourage everyone to consider attending this course, bring your mum, dad or a friend its not something to be scared of but something that will grow your love for God immensely. It is something which will teach you about a God you may not know yet or about the God you already think you know.

Alpha was for me all that these few words say....

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. (Matthew 7.7)

Alpha Logo - Questions 

Subjects covered include: 

Who is Jesus?

Why did Jesus die?

How can we have faith?

Why and how should I read the Bible?

Why and how do I pray?

How does God guide us?

Who is the Holy Spirit?

What does the Holy Spirit do?

How can I resist evil?

Why and how should I tell others?

Does God heal today?

What about the church?


If you feel you would benefit from a course like this, please call Peterborough 01733-564540

Typically, Alpha includes food, a short talk about the Christian faith and also a time to share your thoughts and ask questions. There’s no pressure, follow-up or charge. If you don’t believe in God, you’ve given up on church or you’re just curious, Alpha is definitely for you.