Local Groups

Local groups are at the core of how Christians in Science operate.

Click on the headings below to find out more details about your local group. 

If there is no local group in your area but you wish there was please e-mail the Development Officer for details of how to go about setting up a new group.

UK local groups map


A discussion group runs in Aberdeen. If you would like details of meetings please contact David Ely at aberdeenlocalgroup@yahoo.co.uk


A home-based group located in Abergavenny, we meet monthly to discuss various science – faith topics.  If you would like details of location and meeting times please contact Dr Huw Morgan on jhcmorgan@gmail.com.

Birmingham (West Midlands)

The Birmingham local group is run by students from the University of Birmingham. We meet on campus once a month to equip, encourage and pray for one another and to pray for our campus. For more information , click here.


Click here for details of upcoming events. Bristol CiS is a local group aimed at people in and around the Bristol area who are interested in discussing the relationship between science and faith. Please email Christina Biggs on cmbbiggs@googlemail.com for more information.


The CiS – Faraday lectures are a termly lecture series on science and religion, funded as part of the activities of The Faraday Institute.

Central South

CiS Central South is a group aimed at people in and around the Southampton area who are interested in discussing the relationship between science and Christianity. If you would like to get involved please email Peter May (petergeorgemay@gmail.com


Click here for details of upcoming events. A new local group is running in Dundee in conjunction with the projects of Scientists in Congregations, Scotland.

For information, contact James Shrimpton / David High on christiansinsciencedundee@gmail.com


The Durham University local group aims to provide opportunities for people in the North-East to discuss the relationship between science and faith through lectures, discussion groups, prayer meetings and social events.  For more information, or to join our mailing list, please email durhamuniversity.cis@gmail.com


The Edinburgh group is a mix of scientists and interested non-scientists from many different disciplines and backgrounds. If you would like to be added to the mailing list or be more involved with the group please contact Gavin Merrifield.


Click here for details of upcoming events in Glasgow or email Prof Paul Younger


The CiS Harrow group meets periodically for speaker events. Click here for details of upcoming events. If you would like details of CiS events in Harrow please contact Revd Lyndon North on 07716 302101 or revlnorth@aol.com.


Please contact Dr John Ling on jjling@btopenworld.com if you would like details of CiS events in Ipswich.


CiS Ireland brings together those with an interest in science and faith on the island of Ireland. We hold regular meetings, including the God and Science Lectures in various locations in Ireland and our meetings are open to all who have a genuine interest in science-faith issues. For further details please see our website www.cis.org.uk/ireland.


The Leeds group meet at The Sanctuary, South Parade Baptist Church, Kirkstall Lane, Headingley, LS6 3LF.

All welcome, entry free. For information about upcoming events please click here. To be added onto the mailing list please e-mail John Lockwood.


The Liverpool Christians in Science group meets regularly at Saint Philip Neri, Catherine Street.  E-mail Neville Cobbe (neville.cobbe@liverpool.ac.uk) for further details.


This newly formed group in London welcomes those involved in the sciences across London. If you are interested in being involved, please contact Anna Pearson/ Benjamin Chang on cins.london@gmail.com


CiS Manchester: The Manchester Science and Philosophy Group aims to provide an opportunity for those in and around the Manchester area to discuss science and faith in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Each meeting will have a short talk followed by plenty of time for questions and discussion over coffee.


Science and Faith in Norfolk is the CiS group in the Norwich area. To contract please go to here , our Facebook page or the SFN Secretary on sfnorfolk1@gmail.com


CiS Nottingham meets together regularly for discussion of science – faith issues. Please contact Geoff Bagley on geoffbagley@me.com for further information.


The Oxford local group meets together once or twice a term at St Andrew’s Church, Linton Road in North Oxford.  For more details and information about upcoming events e-mail Dr Diana Briggs or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CiSOxford


The Reading group meets bimonthly in central Reading. Email Dave Law at dave@readingatwork.org for more information.

Royal Holloway

The Royal Holloway group is run by a group of students at Royal Holloway, University of London. They meet regularly to pray and chat, and host occasional events. For more information, please contact Oliver Edy on Oliver.Edy.2012@live.rhul.ac.uk


Click here for details of upcoming events. The University of Sheffield group meet every fortnight during term time to explore issues of science and faith. We will also host a public event each term so that anyone can hear Christian scientists explain how science interacts with their faith.

South West

If you would like information about science – faith happenings in the south west, please e-mail Prof David Huntley on dhuntley@plymouth.ac.uk.  Click here for details of upcoming events

St Andrews

Click here for details of upcoming events. The University of St Andrews has both an undergraduate and a postgraduate CiS group. The undergraduate group meets up weekly during the semester and the postgraduate group meets up several times a semester to discuss the relationship between faith and science.


To provide a forum for discussion of science and faith in Surrey, the Surrey chapter of Christians in Science aims to organize two or three public meetings per year, addressed by well-known / experienced speakers who are Christians and scientists, expressing their views on Science – Faith topics.  Please contact Joy Perkins on joyeperkins@googlemail.com for details about upcoming events in the area.  

Three Counties Borders

This is a newly formed local group in Camberley, on the border between the three counties of Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire.

If you are interested in being involved, please contact John Russell

Tyneside and Northumberland

The new Tyneside and Northumberland group is currently being established in the Newcastle area. For more information about upcoming events please click here or e-mail Bill Clegg on bill.clegg@ncl.ac.uk (please include CiS in the subject line).

West Midlands

Until recently, the West Midlands CiS group ran in conjunction with the Birmingham University CiS group, but recently they have become two groups.

For more information about events in the West Midlands, please contact Godfrey Armitage.


The Worcester-based Bible and Science group has been meeting together to discuss the relationship between science and Christianity for some time, and we are delighted that the group has affiliated with CiS as a local group. Details about the group and their upcoming events can be found here.