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Welcome to CFC Alpha Online!

In these challenging times, where our society and lifestyles have radically changed, the future can look uncertain. We, here at Christian Fellowship Church and Central Church, are inviting you to join us to explore where we can find true, lasting, hope.

What is Alpha?

Alpha is designed specifically for the non-Christian, the skeptic, or those who are exploring their Christian faith. We’ll be together for a series of sessions designed to make space for informal conversation about faith, the person of Jesus and what it all means. It’s an open environment where it’s easy for absolutely anyone to ask questions in the company of people who are also seeking answers.

Ultimately, we want this to be a time where you can be yourself and enjoy time spent together looking at important topics in these challenging times. 

When is Alpha?

Alpha will take place on 11 consecutive Thursday evenings, beginning on 10th September - 19th November 8pm-9:30pm. We will use the zoom app to host the sessions. Don’t worry if you’re not a tech wiz, or have never used zoom before, we’ll send you all the info you need to get connected if you decide to be part of the course. 

What will a session look like?

We will meet online at 8pm, one of our team will welcome everyone and introduce the topic for the night. We’ll then watch a video, made by the Alpha team, which will last between 20-30 minutes, you can find a trailer for the videos below:

After the video ends, we’ll break into smaller groups of approximately 8 people, where we’ll have a few minutes to make a cup of tea or coffee and then spend some time discussing the topic for the evening. You’ll never be pressurised to speak, and if you’d rather quietly reflect on the conversation, that’s completely OK. We encourage you to ask any questions you have, and share your opinion - the group discussions are loving, kind and open environments to hear from each other and explore the claims of Jesus.

Meet the team

There will be a team of people from the CFC, Central Church communities and Star of the Sea Church in Portstewart doing Alpha alongside you and leading the groups, and we’re really looking forward to getting to know you.

Each week you’ll be welcomed by one our group co-ordinators; Catherine, John and Tim, here’s a quick message from them to say hello:

Who are we?

CFC or Christian Fellowship Church is a non-denominational church based in Northern Ireland, we currently have six sites in East Belfast, South Belfast, Inner East Belfast, Holywood, Antrim and our Sign Language Community.

Central Church is a plant from Carnmoney Church into the city centre, gathering at May Street Presbyterian. We are passionate about helping people find and follow Jesus and believe that Alpha is an amazing tool which helps people explore christianity in a non-judgemental environment.

Star of the Sea is a vibrant Catholic Church in Portstewart.

For more information on who we are and what we do feel free to check out our websites, and

I’m in - what’s next?

If you’d like to do Alpha with us, we’d love to have you! Please click the ‘register’ button below to sign up. We’ll send you some information before the course begins about using zoom, and anything else you might find helpful.

Alternatively if you have any questions that you would like to ask before you sign up, please feel free to email us on