What is Alpha?

Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in an informal, fun, and friendly environment. It happens in churches, bars, coffee shops and homes all around the world and over 27 million people have done Alpha.

What happens at Alpha?

We gather each week for dinner, a brief video or talk, and discussion where you can share your thoughts. Talks cover a range of topics including “Who is Jesus?” and “Why and how do I pray?”

Who is Alpha for?

Alpha is for everyone. No question is out of bounds and there are no questions that are too hostile or too silly. You are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. We don’t assume any background knowledge of or belief in Christianity and everyone is welcome, whether you’ve been a parishioner all your life or are not Christian, but are merely curious.

When is Alpha?

Our first gathering is Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 205 Washington St, East Walpole at 6:30pm. We’ll have dinner and a discussion. We will then meet each Tuesday at the same time for about ten weeks (excepting February 16 for Winter School Vacation Week and March 22 for Holy Week). Come to our first night and bring a friend. There is no pressure to join or return from week to week.

In order to plan dinner, we would like a head count for the first evening so if you think you’ll be there, please fill out the form below.

Find out more

For more information on the Alpha Course or how to help with the ministry, email our Alpha Team.

We’ve filled all our available slots for this season of Alpha, but keep your eye out for the next season.


For participants in the current season:

If you are a participant in this season’s Alpha and are unable to make it to the next gathering, please let us know for dinner planning purposes with the form below or by calling Janet at 508-668-4700. You are, of course, free to come to any, all or none of the sessions without any obligation.