Alpha Courses

An Alpha Course is an enjoyable way to find out about the Christian Faith. You can ask questions and get to know others on the same journey.

There are some answers to questions about the course we run below, and if you think you would like to try it out, please contact us using the form.


If you have questions about Christianity, are a new believer or just want to explore the meaning of life, Alpha is for you! We would like to invite you to join an Alpha course with us.

Each of the 10 weekly sessions begins at 7.00 pm with a meal – a chance to get to know others on the course. There is then a talk, live or on DVD, looking at different aspects of the Christian faith – including, for example: ‘Who is Jesus?’ and ‘Why and how do we pray?’

Opportunity for discussion in small groups follows, where everyone is welcome to contribute their opinion or ask questions or just sit and listen. No-one is obliged to speak!

The emphasis is on exploration and discovery in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

We usually run an Alpha course on Thursday evenings from September to December, starting with a Guest Supper (a meal and introductory talk).

Then the course runs for 10-weeks (7.00 pm to 9.15 pm approx).

This year we are planning to run the course online instead, starting 29th June – contact us for details.

Our Alpha courses usually take place in Dalkeith in the church building (St. John’s and King’s park Church, Dalkeith, EH22 1HJ).

However, we are planning to run a course online using Zoom instead this year.

Alpha is absolutely free of charge!

Find out more

Use this form to contact us if you are interested in finding out more about our Alpha Courses

I am interested in finding out more about an Alpha Course...

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.