What the press say


‘What Alpha offers, and what is attracting thousands of people, is permission, rare in secular culture, to discuss the big questions life and death and their meaning.’

– The Guardian, London

‘What distinguishes Alpha from other initiatives is the easy-going, relaxed feel of the proceedings – that, and its astonishing success.’

– The Times, London

‘The miracle formula church leaders are hoping will reverse this religious decline... many claim Alpha has changed their lives and appear genuinely happier for the experience.’

– Time Magazine

‘Alpha is an unqualified triumph.’

– The Daily Telegraph, London

‘Alpha has succeeded in many cases in turning faithful churchgoers from an inward focus on church work to an outward focus on evangelistic outreach...’

– Christianity Today

‘A novel approach to Christian education that has been catching on nationwide.’

– The New York Times

‘The world's most popular course in Christianity.’

– The Independent on Sunday, London

What people say


‘Alpha ... is probably the most interesting and incredible thing going on in our Christian world.’

– Tony Blair, Former UK Prime Minister

‘I fell in love with the whole concept. It is a fantastic tool, which gives me an ability to ask questions, learn a lot more and discuss it all with different people.’

– Ugo Monye, England Rugby International

 ‘In my opinion Alpha accomplishes an incredible task, in making people interested in faith and in making faith relevant to the modern man. I especially appreciate the ecumenical spirit of the Alpha Course: There is no pressure on anybody to join a different denomination, but just to join Jesus and to put Jesus at the centre.’

– Father Raniero Cantalamessa, Preacher to the Papal Household

‘The Alpha Course has now become one of the most reliable and important means of drawing people into the church. It has enormous potential.’

– Alister McGrath, President of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, UK

‘To me, Alpha is an expression of the work of the Holy Spirit… It’s accessible, it’s easy, and it’s user-friendly. It’s extraordinary. It’s leading people into a personal relationship with Jesus and building a community that engages with the world and changes it for the better.’

– Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury