We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view; wherever they are in the world.

What is alpha?

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.

Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone’s welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it. Ipswich Community Church are running one in Westgate for you.

First up there’s


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.

You’re invited to supper!

We invite YOU to a FREE supper introducing our next Alpha Course

Wednesday 15th January 2020
7.15pm for a meal at 7.30pm
Venue: ipswich community church centre,
Wilberforce Street, Ipswich, IP1 2JP.

(See invite card below)

For further information or to book a place:

(t) 07841 475506 or (e) alpha@icchurch.co.uk

or simply turn up on the night!