You're invited to an exclusive gathering for senior church leaders.

Join us in London for a unique opportunity to explore Alpha at its point of origin, Holy Trinity Brompton Church (HTB), and connect with peer leaders representing multiple expressions from U.S. and global strategic churches.

About This Event

Experience Alpha (EA) showcases the story and convictions behind the Alpha course—a tool that has helped millions of people around the world to discover Jesus. In a relational, conversational format, we have the chance to engage the challenges and opportunities of church growth, unity, evangelism, and reaching young people in an increasingly post-Christian culture.

We will go behind the scenes to watch Alpha in motion in a local church context at its place of origin, Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB). We will engage in conversation with Nicky & Pippa Gumbel, who pioneered this course for decades, and key staff from HTB, local pastors, and leaders from Alpha International who are equipped to share about best practices and breakthrough moments.

These gatherings have proven to be the best way to help leaders understand Alpha and the culture behind it, take next steps with Alpha, and forge relationships with other key churches pioneering the course.

We anticipate great times of discovery, new friendships, and encountering God together.

Session Overview
  • The Story of HTB
  • Interview With Nicky and Pippa Gumbel
  • Prayer: Dependence on the Spirit
  • The Open Generation: Engaging Gen Z in Our Churches
  • Multiplication and Renewal in the Church
  • Culture Conversation
  • What’s Happening in the Global Church?
  • How to Run Alpha
  • A Visit to HTB’s Alpha


There is no cost for the event and Alpha USA will cover some meals during our shared time together.

Guests will be responsible for:

-Flights to and from London
-Hotel in London
– Additional meals outside of the scheduled program (see above)

Below are some hotel/accommodation options that we recommend. They are arranged in closest proximity to Holy Trinity Brompton Church where we will be gathering.  

The Rembrandt Hotel
Distance from HTB: 2 min walk (Most Alpha USA Staff Stay Here)

Hotel London Kensington
Distance from HTB: 15-20 min walk 

Radisson Blu Vanderbilt Hotel
Distance from HTB: 15-20 min walk 

Marriott Hotel
Distance from HTB: 20 min walk

Distance from HTB: 20 min walk

Many of our guests have booked apartments for 2+ people at very reasonable rates and close to HTB. Distance from HTB: varies – some as close as 2-3 minutes.

London Heathrow (LHR) is the closest airport to HTB.

Here are some of your options for getting into Central London

Taxi – Black cab from the Taxi rank outside of the terminal ( into London –45 mins/1 hour travel time)

Uber – Uber has recently started picking up from the airport from the Short Stay parking lot at each terminal

Tube/Underground – Follow the signs to the Underground and get on the Piccadilly Line (dark blue) getting off at South Kensington 

Heathrow Express – Follow signs to the Heathrow Express which is 15 mins into Paddington station and then either take a black cab or the Underground (Circle Line – yellow) to South Kensington 

Dress is casual for the duration of our gathering. We recommend packing comfortable walking shoes, electrical adapters, a notebook/journal for taking notes, and weather-appropriate outerwear.

If you’d like to explore London, some of the most popular sights to see include The Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, The London Eye, The Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Carnaby Street, and many others. Also, many people enjoy the hop-on-hop-off bus tours of London.

Melany Prieb
Strategic Church Team
Alpha USA

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