Curious about faith?

Join a series of group conversations that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith in an open and friendly environment.

What to expect?

No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a short talk and a discussion where you can share your thoughts. There’s no pressure and no follow up.

Amazing Food

Great Talks

Fun Conversations


Alpha takes place over the course of 11 weeks
including an overnight retreat. See you soon!

Tuesday Nights

Starting March 19 from 7:00–9:00PM
Hosted at St. Willibrord’s Parish (Verdun)

Wednesday Nights

Starting March 20 from 7:00–9:00PM
Hosted at St. Ignatius of Loyola (NDG)

 What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith.

People from all walks of life come together once a week over a three month period to explore life’s big questions. Plenty of care goes into creating a comfortable and welcoming space that is open to all.

Alpha begins with a tasty meal. After eating together, we listen to a talk and then gather in small groups for discussion. There is also a weekend “offsite” retreat midway through the experience.

Alpha is a regular occurrence here at St. Ignatius. Alpha is an experience we hope that everyone can share in as we build community and open our doors to our neighbours.

Who is Alpha for?

Alpha is for everyone and anyone.

The beauty of Alpha is that there are no questions that are too hostile, too silly or too simple. Alpha has no prerequisites whatsoever. We come together with one another as we are, free to be ourselves.

Worldwide impact

Over 29 million people across the globe have done Alpha.

Learn more about how Alpha has impacted the world