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Mission - Alpha

From time to time we run Alpha courses at Bristo.

A joint Comely Bank Churches Together Alpha will start some time in the near future (Autumn 2018). Dates have still to be confirmed.

To register, please contact us by phone (0131) 332 3682  or Email us  or use the Contact Us page.

What is ALPHA?

The Alpha course is designed primarily for people who aren't churchgoers. As a course, Alpha attracts a diverse range of guests of different ages and backgrounds, holding many different viewpoints.

Why attend the Alpha course?

Guests do Alpha for a wide variety of reasons - some want to investigate whether God exists; others are concerned about what happens after death. Some people have particular questions that they would like to discuss; others want to understand other peoples' beliefs or would like to explore what the purpose of life is. Many guests have never been to church, others may have attended church occasionally but feel they have never really understood the basics of the Christian faith.

Course Content

First up there is …….


Whether it's a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It's no different at Alpha. Most sessions start with food because it's a great way to build community and get to know each other.

Then a ……


The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long and delivered over about eleven weeks, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions from Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? to Why and how do I pray? and How does God guide us?

Followed by ……


Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There's no obligation to say anything and there's nothing you can't say (seriously). It's an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.


More information....

If you would like further information on ALPHA courses, please visit Try ALPHA

Please check our website for upcoming courses.

If you would like to register your interest in attending our ALPHA course, then please get in touch.

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