You can find out a little more about these projects at the Scientists in Congregations web-site. The entries below give links through to individual event information where available for projects awarded in the current (fourth) round of funding.
18th May – 19th June (finished).
A spectacular science event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and explore what the future holds for humanity. Lift up your eyes and experience the Museum of the Moon, a 7-metre diameter lunar replica hovering above the Cathedral’s nave. Come and explore the wonders of space through themed activity nights, an interactive ‘space’ exhibition, talks by leading experts including the Astronomer Royal, plus movies, art, music and an extensive schools programme.
20th July – 25th September
Installation artwork by Artist-in-Residence: Peter Walker will give visitors the opportunity to walk on the moon as we transform the Cathedral Nave floor into a lunar landscape. Come and take a once-in-a-lifetime selfie on the moon’s surface. This installation allows us to contemplate and observe one of the most significant journeys that humanity has taken and allows us to imagine possibilities for humankind. It will also feature in The Film Festival and The Great Exhibition 2019: SPACE: God, The Universe and Everything. Tickets for these exciting events will be available soon….
6th October 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lecture, “Science and the Christian Faith” by Michael J. Reiss, Professor of Science Education at UCL Institute of Education. Followed by world premiere of “Genesis for Twenty-first Century”, words by AR Peacocke, Composer Philip M
Our Fragile Earth
A series of talks focussed on Sidmouth Science Festival
Caring for the Ocean: Changing ocean dynamics including temperature, acidity, salinity, sea levels and ice melt. A talk with Prof. Meric Srokosz, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. 6th October 2019 7:00 PM. All Saints Church, All Saints Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8ES.
Caring for the Atmosphere: Greenhouse warming, pollution and climate change. A talk with Prof. Euan Nisbet, Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London. 13th October 2019 7:00 PM, St Teresa’s Hall, Radway, Sidmouth, EX10 8TW
Caring for the Land: Sustainable agriculture in a rapidly changing world. A talk with Dr Martin Hodson, John Ray Initiative & Rev’d Margot Hodson, Oxford Brookes University. 20th October 2019 7:00 PM, Methodist Church, High St, Sidmouth, EX10 8LE.
Caring for the World: Big Questions and conversations with young people. A talk with Prof. Berry Billingsley, Canterbury Christ Church University. 27th October 2019 7:00 PM, Roman Catholic Church, Radway, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8TW.
Bible Reading Foundation
In 2017 Scientists in Congregations very kindly funded Messy Church Does Science, a project aiming to demonstrate that science and faith are complementary. It’s been a huge success with Messy Churches everywhere, so now we want to bring the concept to new audiences. This year we’re developing Messy Church Does Science in Schools, an after-school club for the whole family. Through it we hope to expand peoples’ horizons, encourage more families to explore science, and help build faith and scientific understanding. We’ll be working with five different schools and churches across the country, so we may be coming to an area near you soon!
Science and Sacraments
St Thomas Church, Exeter, no more specific web-link yet available.
Granta Park – Science-Faith Lectures
Abington Churches, Ely Cambridgeshire, no more specific web-link yet available.
Stockport, Manchester, no more specific web-link yet available
Croxley Green Baptist Church, Hertfordshire, no more specific web-link yet available.
Science-faith related videos for Café Church
Amberly Baptist Church, Bristol, no web-link yet available.
Saddleworth Science Faith Festival
Saddleworth Churches, no more specific web-link yet available.
Living with and loving machines
Manchester Cathedral, November, no more specific web-links yet.
Exploring science and technology for Christians in the 21st Century: The Application of faith to the appliance of science
Christians and Science Interactive – Canterbury. No web-links yet available.