Alpha Online

Our Lady of Ransom parish will be starting our first Alpha Online course via Zoom on Tuesday 3 November.

Sessions will be from 7:45pm to 9pm every Tuesday for 11 weeks (with a break for Christmas/New Year).
Each evening will begin with a film on key aspects of the Christian faith, after which there will be an opportunity for questions and small-group discussions.
All are welcome.

Alpha is widely acknowledged as an outstanding programme for teaching the Christian faith and drawing us into a closer personal relationship with Jesus. It has become one of the most popular and powerful evangelising tools for deepening and enriching our Christian faith. It is aimed especially at people who don’t go to church or those who may be unsure, questioning or curious about aspects of their beliefs. Even for active and committed Christians, Alpha is an excellent refresher for your own faith and is an ideal opportunity to invite friends and family who are searching for meaning about the ‘purpose of life’ or a happiness that endures.

If you are interested in giving Alpha a try, please send an email to the parish office on If you can join in, do try to encourage others too, either with you or in their own homes.


What you will need:

    * A computer (desktop or laptop) with a microphone and preferably with a camera, or a tablet, or a smartphone
    * An email address, so we can contact you and you can join in


Before the first session:

Set Zoom up by going to on your computer, tablet or smartphone and joining a test meeting so you can check everything works. You may need to download some software:


The programme:

In order to obtain the maximum benefits of the Alpha Online course, you are encouraged to join all or as many of the sessions as you can.

    3 November: Is there more to life than this?
    10 November: Who is Jesus?
    17 November: Why did Jesus die?
    24 November: How can I have faith?
    1 December: Why and how do I pray?
    8 December: Why and how should I read the Bible?
    12 January: How does God guide us?
    16 January: Holy Spirit Day (Saturday morning 9am till 12 noon)

      * Who is the Holy Spirit?
      * What does the Holy Spirit do?
      * How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?
      * How can I make the most of the rest of my life?


    19 January: How can I resist evil?
    26 January: Why and how should I tell others?
    2 February: Does God heal today?
    9 February: What about the Church?

    Alpha Flyer November 2020