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Alpha Course

Are you looking for answers, but not even sure of what the questions are? The Alpha Course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the meaning of life.

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Each session of the course - generally one evening a week - consists of a meal, then we watch one of a series of lively talks on DVD addressing key issues relating to the Christian faith, and follow that with a chance to discuss issues that come up during the DVD talk. Alpha is for everyone, especially those wanting to investigate Christianity, or those who want to brush up on their understanding of what it means to be a Christian.

We are not currently running an Alpha course but will post on this page when a new group is beginning. In the meantime you can find other Alpha groups meeting in your area by going to www.alpha.org/try-alpha/#find-an-alpha and entering your post code.
 

Who is the Alpha Course for?

Anyone! Most courses are a complete mix of people and include those wanting to investigate Christianity, New Christians and those who want to brush up on the basics.
 

What happens on an Alpha Course?

We share a meal together, get to know each other, watch a video on a specific topic (such as 'Who Is Jesus?') and discuss the topic over coffee and cake.
 

What if I don't go to church?

No problem. We expect any course to have lots of people coming who don't attend Church.
 

What if I don't know anyone else?

The course is informal and there are lots of opportunities to chat and get to know each other. Friendships are often made on the course.

 

Will I have to say anything?

We hope that people will find the environment relaxed and open enough to ask questions, share their experiences and start exploring the meaning of life! If people would rather just listen, that's fine too.

Will people keep trying to get me to church?


No. Neither will we keep pestering you if you decide that Alpha isn't for you.
 
How much does it cost?

There is no charge - the course, and the meals, are free.
 

How many other people will be there?

Numbers do vary. We eat together and discussion takes place in a 'small group' - usually between 8 and 12 people. 
 

Planning your Visit

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New to Church?

Welcome!  Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about Frimley Baptist Church.

The Church is involved in many activities, for all ages, some on a Sunday and many in the week. All these activities are explained in more detail under the "What's On" pages.

If you are wondering what would happen if you visited us on a Sunday, here's some information that we hope you will find helpful:

 

Where and when does the church meet?

We meet at:
Frimley Baptist Church, Balmoral Drive, Frimley GU16 9AR.
You can see a map on our contact us page

On Sundays we meet at 10:30am in the building as well as live steaming the service over Youtube. The livestream and all previous services can be viewed by clicking the following link
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On the first and third Sunday of the month we also hold a 30 minute communion service from 9.00am-9.30am. 

When worshipping with us, the decision to wear a face mask or socially distance is the personal choice of the individual. More details concerning seating arrangements can be found by clicking here.  
 

What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a very warm welcome particularly from our Welcome Team who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go or provide you with more information to take away.

At our main service there will be some singing (which you can join in with or not!), prayer, a Bible reading and a talk based on a Bible passage or theme from the Bible. The words of the songs, Bible reading and visual aids during the talk are all projected onto the wall for easy viewing. A monthly printed noticesheet is also available giving details of the various events taking place during the month.


What happens for the children at church?

Other than the first Sunday of the month and through the month of August, we run 'children's church' alongside the morning service to which all young people (ages 0-14) are welcome.   Children stay with their parents for the start of the service and then someone will announce when the children go to their groups.  You will need to go with your children to register them if it is your first time with us.

For more information about what happens in the children's work please visit the relevant age groups for you under What's On.
 

Is there a dress code?

No!  Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.
 

Will I have to join in?

Not at all!  You are free simply to observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.

 

I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them?

Please feel free to contact us.  If you want to know who works in the Church Office, check out our Leadership and Staff page.