Re-imagining how the Church shares life, faith and Jesus
Prisoners often experience a sense of loss and have a hunger to find purpose and meaning in life. Alpha can give them a chance to ask life’s big questions and find out about the Christian faith in a safe, informal and friendly environment.
Alpha is sustainable because the local church carries the workload of planning, hosting and presenting Alpha, under the supervision of the Prison Chaplain. Alpha is run in full cooperation of the prison authorities.
Alpha has been attended by millions of people around the globe. In 2017, over 52,000 people experienced Alpha in all kinds of prisons. Resources can be adapted and training materials are continually updated to ensure relevance for the prison context.
Alpha volunteers are required to attend contextual and security training before they start to work in prisons. Alpha prison training is provided by our National Alpha Office in partnership with the prisons.