Exploring the Big Questions

Is there more to life than this? Why does suffering happen? Does God exist? Everyone has questions and we would love to welcome you to come and explore them at Alpha.


Alpha is an 6-week series of interactive sessions where you can ask questions, explore the Christian faith and share your point of view. Life is worth exploring, so no question is too big or too small to bring to Alpha. Alpha provides opportunities to meet new people, hear other people’s views, and learn more about the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment.

The Alpha course will run on a week day evening at a home in Manchester. We will eat together, listen to a short talk (live or played as a video) and then allow plenty of time to discuss what we have heard. The talks are designed to encourage discussion and explore the basics of the Christian faith, looking at topics including: ‘Who is Jesus?’ ‘How can I have faith?’ and ‘Does God heal?’ Our hope is that as we discuss these questions we might find some answers together.


Got lots of questions? Never really understood the Christian faith? Enjoy hearing others’ points of view? Alpha is designed for people who don’t go to church much, if at all. If this sounds like you, we would love to see you at Alpha. To sign up for the course, hosted by Manchester Vineyard, register your interest.



Hear the stories of people who have already done the Alpha Course:

Tekila’s Story

‘From a young age I arrived at the conclusion that God was not part of my life.

Even though my church schooling and regular Sunday church visits secured my belief that God existed, the idea that he was far too busy to help with the problems my family faced consumed me at the start of every prayer. To me, my prayers were empty words fuelled by a combination of doing what I was told and getting the words right…’

James’ Story

‘My family had never been to church we didn’t need to, it wasn’t even on our radar. Alpha became a precious space where we had deep, open, honest conversations. I found something that I didn’t even realise I was missing.’


Manchester Vineyard

Manchester Vineyard is a diverse Christian church in the heart of Manchester. We are a new and growing church that started in the summer of 2016 and we are one of over 100 Vineyard churches in the UK. We believe in living out the teachings of Jesus in a way that radically changes us and the lives of those around us. Find out more about Manchester Vineyard.


If you would like to do Alpha, have any questions about the Christian faith or Manchester Vineyard, we would love to hear from you.

0161 850 8905
Sunday Gathering Address

Dean Trust Ardwick
345 Stockport Rd
M13 0LF

Registered Address

Manchester Vineyard
Hill Quays
14 Commercial Street
M15 4PZ