Alpha at Cowplain Church

Alpha In Portsmouth


Exploring Your Faith? Try Alpha

Whether you're new to the Christian faith or looking to deepen your relationship with God, Alpha is the perfect space for exploration. This 12-week FREE course will help you to find who God is, and how He matters to us as Christians. With no pressures and no expectations on you, you can expect to feel welcomed at Cowplain Church.

Join us now, for free (with a meal included!).

What is Alpha?
What is Alpha?

Alpha is more than just a course; it’s an opportunity to explore life’s big questions in a friendly and open environment. Whether you’re seeking meaning, purpose, or simply a place to connect, Alpha welcomes you with open arms. Through a series of interactive sessions, you’ll engage in thought-provoking discussions, share your thoughts, and learn from others’ experiences.

Are you ready to embark on an adventure of discovery, meaningful connections, and personal growth? Register for the Alpha Course at Cowplain Church, and take the first step towards unlocking your potential. Join us for a journey that’s not just about finding answers, but about embracing the beauty of exploration and community.

How Does An Evening On The Alpha Course Go?

We want to help squash any nerves you may have, so here is how the evening will go:

Food & Refreshments
Food & Refreshments

Who can’t resist free food and drinks? We’d love to offer you free food and drinks as part of the evening, and this is how we’ll start the evening.

If you have any food allergies, don’t worry, we’ll be happy to cater for you. Please contact us to let us know of any allergies.

Watch The Video
Watch The Video

The Alpha Course is written and made by the Holy Trinity Brompton Church in London, and each week we will watch one of the 20-30 minute videos in the course. The videos are really easy to follow along, and are easy to understand. We’re not expecting you to know anything at all, there’s no pressure!


Separate Into Discussion Groups
Separate Into Discussion Groups

After we’ve watched the video, we’ll break out into our Discussion Groups, that you’ll be in each week. Don’t worry, we’ll try to keep the ice-breaker questions at bay, so you don’t need to fear coming up with lots of answers!

It’s just a time to talk about the video, ask any questions you may have and spend time with other people who are likely thinking exactly what you are.

Come Curious, Leave Encouraged

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Who Are Cowplain Church?

We are an FIEC Church based in Waterlooville, just outside of Portsmouth. We are a Church for all people of all ages, transforming lives for Jesus.

If you'd like to get to know us before coming to Alpha at Cowplain Church, why not come along to one of our Sunday services?

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Alpha for?

Alpha is for anyone seeking to explore matters of faith, spirituality, and life’s purpose. It’s open to people from all walks of life, backgrounds, and beliefs. Whether you have questions, doubts, or are simply curious, Alpha welcomes you.

When does Alpha start?

We currently are not running any Alpha courses, but we’d love for you to register your interest. We hope to run the course soon, and will let you know the dates if you register your interest!

Do I need to have any prior knowledge or experience?

No prior knowledge or experience is required. Alpha is designed for beginners and those curious about faith. The sessions are interactive and open, encouraging participants to share their thoughts and questions at their own pace.

Is there a cost to attend Alpha?

No, there’s no cost to attend Alpha. It’s a free course offered as an opportunity for individuals to explore their faith and connect with others. Whether it’s your first time attending or you’ve been before, you’re welcome to join the conversation without any financial commitment.

How do I get to Cowplain Church?

There are a few ways to get to Cowplain!

If you’re taking the bus, there is a bus stop just 2 minute walk from the church, called ‘Cowplain Shops’. The First number 8 bus stops there every 20 minutes. You can find the timetable here.

If you’re taking the train, there is a train station in Havant, about 4.5 miles from the church. There is a bus that runs from Havant to Wecock, which is then a short walk to the church.

We recommend checking bus and train timetables before coming.

If you’re cycling, we have a few bike racks outside the church for you to use at your need.

If you’re driving, there is a car park behind our church that is free after 6pm. You are welcome to park there.

‘Alpha was the best thing I ever did. It helped answer some huge questions and to find a simple empowering faith in my life.’
Bear Grylls

Join Us At Alpha

You're invited. We'd love to see you at Cowplain Church. The evening begins at 7pm with a tasty meal.

You don't want to miss out!