What We Do
What is Alpha?
Alpha is a fun and relaxed introduction to the Christian faith, that runs one evening a week over 9 weeks.
Each week you will get to enjoy a meal with people on your table, hear an interesting talk and discuss it around your tables. At Alpha, your thoughts and questions are welcomed! There is no wrong question ....
Alpha is also a great place to build friendships. If you are coming with friends, you can choose to sit together – just let us know.
Who is Alpha for?
Alpha is for everyone. It’s for people who have never investigated the Christian faith before, for those who used to believe, and for Christians who want to go over the basics of their faith again. It’s an opportunity to investigate, ask questions and meet new people. Over 30 million people worldwide have done Alpha – why not give it a try?
What will it cost?
Alpha is completely free of charge and includes a free meal every week.
We run Alpha a couple of times a year .... watch this space for our next course.
If you come along to the introduction evening, there will be no pressure for you to complete the whole course, we won’t call you afterwards or ask you to pick up the cheque – the ball is completely in your court. And if you enjoy your evening, you’re welcome to come back for Alpha Week 1 the following week.
What have you got to lose?
Café Rafters - a community initiative of Harvest Church
A friendly team of volunteers, showing the love of Jesus by serving good food and drinks to people who visit Alton Maltings whether for business or pleasure. Why not pop up to Alton Maltings for a quiet cuppa.
CAP debt help service
Reach out to the poor and needy around Alton. Befriend and support people to get free of debt and become Christians,
CAP money course
Teach people how to be in control of their money - to budget and spend wisely. A 3-session course,
A group for adults with learning difficulties and / or special needs with the aim of sharing the good news of God’s love for us all in interesting and understandable ways. Everyone is welcome.
Lunch Club - for anyone aged 60+
Being part of a team cooking and serving food for New Horizons and friends as they fellowship together over lunch
A drop in centre, open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10.00am - 4.00pm. It is a safe place that brings help, support and encouragement to those who find themselves in difficult life circumstances, or simply need someone alongside them.
People who like meeting, talking and helping customers. A mainly sitting down role with a simple till
A group for pre-school children and their carers. Play, story time, singing, craft, drinks and snacks.
A relaxed baby and toddler group with the ability to borrow toys and games at a small cost.
YLG (Youth Life Group)
Lots of fun, laughter and encouragement as we learn together, for 13-17 year olds.
You are welcome to any of these, whether as a guest or in a serving capacity - playing your part by serving is a great way to meet people and share the love of God to the community of Alton and beyond. If you are interested in any of these activities please email firstname.lastname@example.org