What is Alpha

Essentially an Alpha course is a ten-week course providing a basic introduction to the Christian faith – with ‘no strings’ attached.

alphaadventurealpha_04Here in Matlock Bath we now run our Alpha courses every so often, starting on Thursday evening September 8th, from 7.30 pm to 9,30 pm, in an informal café-style setting. We start with light refreshments and a chance to chat together; after the introduction we watch a large screen presentation on subjects such as ‘Who is Jesus?’, Why did he die?’, ‘Why and how do I pray?’. An open discussion over coffee then follows on each small table. We offer a warm welcome to anyone who is interested and would like to join in our next course. (See the Alpha page of this site for more information)

The next course starts on Thursday 8th September and is to run on consecutive Thursdays There will be Alpha invitations, etc in the church.
Please consider inviting guests, and prayers for this group,
For further info see here ALPHA
Contact us on 07764 540943 or email Keven or the Church office.

Thanks Keven

Watch the Alpha TV Live Broadcasts and The Archives

Alpha Weeks 1 - 10

Technical Bits to watch the Video Streams

Make sure you have an internet connection that can stream HD (720p) video.

More Techincal Information

In order for the live video to play without continually buffering or breaking up, you need to have a fast enough internet connection. Our live stream uses high definition (720p) video. Typically this would require a minimum average download speed of 5Mbps to work effectively. You can check your current connection speed by doing an online speed test at speedtest.net and clicking on Begin Test.
Use a hardwired internet connection.

Remember that your internet speed is measured at the device. Connecting to your network wirelessly can often be slower than hardwiring to the router from your computer using an Ethernet cable. Note that the connection speed can drop if the Wi-Fi standard is not fast enough.
Be the sole users of your network bandwidth.
Make sure there is no-one else using the internet (e.g. browsing, streaming, downloading) on your network at the time of streaming and close down any open tabs in your internet browser. If you’re streaming in a public building, you may wish to disable the public Wi-Fi and create a separate SSID, unknown to other users, in order to maintain your optimum speed.
For more details, see our support & faq section below. For more information on watching YouTube live events, visit http://support.google.com/youtube

Still can’t watch the YouTube streams on your device? Contact: Flash! by email or after the Sunday service in Trinity Hall and he will be happy to help you.

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