Scientists in Congregations

All Saints’ was delighted to receive a “Scientists in Congregations” Award, and a small team (Steve Bellamy, Helen Wilson, Mark Ritchie and Keith Thrower) organised a programme of four talks under the title Science & Faith: Big Questions in Faringdon Corn Exchange.  Videos and reviews of each talk are available from this page.

About 200 people heard the first talk on Thursday 12th October 2017 by Dr Sharon Dirckx – a neuroscientist and Tutor at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics – on the question “Has science killed God?”.  Read the review.

On Friday 3rd November, Dr Denis Alexander, a molecular biologist, author and Emeritus Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge spoke on “Creation or evolution: do we have to choose?”.  Read the review.

On Thursday 11th January, the Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield, Bishop of Swindon, with a background in Immunology and a member of the UK Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority, addressed the contentious subject “Designer babies: should we play God?”.  A review of this talk can be found here.

On Thursday 8th February, the Revd Dr Rodney Holder, mathematician, astrophysicist, author and a Faraday Associate spoke to the subject “God or the Big Bang?”.  A review of this talk is available here.