Frequently Asked Questions 

Trying Alpha

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Typically run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question around faith, and the talks are designed to create conversation in small groups afterwards. It’s totally free, it’s run all over the globe, and everyone’s welcome. Find out more about Alpha.


What happens at Alpha?

Every Alpha is different, but generally they have three things in common: food, a talk and conversation.

Food – Most sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to connect and get to know everyone there.

Talk – The talks explore the basics of the Christian faith and are designed to inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as an episode. Watch a talk

Conversation – There is a discussion after the talk where you can share your thoughts and ideas on the session’s topic. You can say anything


How can I find an Alpha near me?

Just head to Try Alpha and type in your location to find an Alpha where you are – then you can contact the team running it to let them know you’re interested in coming, and they can answer any questions you might have about that course.


How much does it cost?

Alpha is completely free – and there’s no follow-up if you don’t want to come back after the first session.


How do I sign up?

Just head to Try Alpha and type in your location to find an Alpha where you are – then you can get in touch with an Alpha near you, and let them know you’re interested in coming.


How can I get in touch with someone about Alpha?

Find an Alpha near you at Try Alpha and get in touch with Alpha’s near you – or contact us to find out more about Alpha. To contact us around the globe, find Alpha in your region.


Running Alpha

How can I register my course?

Register your course on by using our Courses System.


How do I promote my Alpha on ireland.alpha.org/try?

Register your course on by using our Courses System and choose to ‘Promote’ your Alpha.


My question isn’t here. Who can I get in touch with?

Please contact us at info@alphaireland.org if you have any further questions. Or if you’re not in Ireland, connect with Alpha where you are.