The Alpha Course @ The Ermine Centre

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Alpha provides an opportunity to explore the Christian faith and ask questions about some of life’s biggest questions. Our next Alpha course starts 24 January 2018 at the Ermine Centre, which is on the Meadows Estate, between 7.30-9.30pm and runs for 8 consecutive weeks. The course is free - just sign up by downloading the form at the top of this page and return it to us to book your place.

Sign up is available from 06 November 2017 - 14 February 2018.


Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in an informal, fun and friendly environment. The Alpha course consists of a series of talks, looking at topics including ‘Who is Jesus?’ and ‘Why and how do I pray?’, with the option of a day/weekend away.

Each evening of the course begins with a meal, followed by a short talk on the Christian faith and an opportunity to discuss the talk in a small group. The evening always finishes by 9.30pm and there is no charge.

The course runs for 8 weeks and you are free to come or go as you please. You don’t have to come to the whole course – just pop along for the first session and see what you think. No pressure and no follow up!

Alpha is for everyone; no question is out of bounds and 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. The course is designed primarily for people who don’t go to church or who haven’t been to church in a long time and are interested in the Christian faith.

The Alpha Course began in the late 1970s at Holy Trinity Brompton as a means of helping new Christians learn more about the Christian faith. In 1990, former barrister Nicky Gumbel realised the potential of the Alpha Course to appeal to a wider audience, and adapted the course to make it inclusive for anyone interested in the Christian faith.

The course spread during the 1990s, initially in the UK and then internationally, as more and more churches and groups found it a helpful and informal way to discuss questions about the Christian faith. There are now over 55,000 courses worldwide in 166 countries. Alpha is supported by all the major denominations.

To hear some stories of lives changed around the world by the Alpha Course click here


Join us on Sunday

Come to our Sunday Café from 10am, and stay for our informal service at 10:30am.

You won't want to miss:


Watoto African Children's Choir

will be here in Hounslow West on March 21st  

as part of their

Signs & Wonders Tour.

Get your tickets here



Get in touch

If you'd like to talk to someone from the church, please phone our Parish Office: 020 8581 5537 or send us an email.

St Paul's Church,
Bath Road,
Hounslow West,