Christians in Science


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

All welcome, entry free.  To be added onto the mailing list please e-mail John Lockwood.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday 27th September 
“Wonders of the Living World: Biology, Belief, and the search  for Meaning and purpose in the Universe”
Speaker:  Ruth Bancewicz, Faraday Institute, University of Cambridge.

Christians who are scientists often find that their work gives them a sense of awe and wonder that feeds into their worship. They don’t find proof for God, but what they see in creation resonates with their beliefs, turns their attention to the character of God, and reminds them that the world has been made for a purpose. This talk will go beyond the usual debates about science and religion, drawing on the work of successful scientists who are also people of faith. Dr Bancewicz will focus on celebrating creation, appreciating its intricacies and fruitfulness, and sharing how discoveries about the living world can hint at questions of meaning that go beyond science.

Ruth Bancewicz is a Senior Research Associate at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge University, where she works on the positive interaction between science and faith. After studying Genetics at Aberdeen University, she completed a PhD at Edinburgh University, based at the MRC Human Genetics Unit. She spent two years as a part-time postdoctoral researcher at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology at Edinburgh University, while also working as the Development Officer for Christians in Science. Ruth then moved to The Faraday Institute to develop the Test of FAITH resources, the first of which were launched in 2009. Ruth is a trustee of Christians in Science.

Starting at 7:30 (refreshments) for 8pm, finishing 9:30pm. Entrance free.
Sanctuary, South Parade Baptist Church, Kirkstall Lane, Headingley LS6 3LF

Further details to follow from


Previous Talks:

The Absurdity of Natural Disasters: a scientific and theological perspective.
February 2016

Adventures in Energy: Insulating our House – Talk and demonstration about house insolation and keeping warm in winter.
December 2015

Creation Care: Gospel Mandate or Irritating Irrelevance?
November 2015
Speaker: Professor Sam Berry, Biology Department, University College London

When Science becomes Controversial: Fracking and Fuel security, GM crops and feeding the world
March 2015
Speaker: Rev Dr John Weaver

Hawking, Dawkins and God: Science and Religion in the Media
February 2015
Speaker: Rev Prof David Wilkinson, University of Durham

Big Bang, Big God
September, 2014
Rev Dr Rodney Holder, The Faraday Institute, Cambridge

Faith and Wisdom in Science
May, 2014
Prof Tom McLeish, University of Durham

Research into defeating Alzheimer’s Disease
April, 2014
Prof Nigel Hooper, Leeds University

Oceans, climate change and Christianity:  God’s story and the Earth’s story
June 2011
Speaker – Professor Meric Srokosz

If Evolution is True, What Hope for Christianity
January 2013
Speaker: Professor Simon Conway Morris FRS, Professor of Palaeobiology, Cambridge University

God and the Multiverse: A Response to Stephen Hawking
May 2011
Speaker:  Revd Dr Rodney Holder, Couser Director, The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion.

DNA and God
October  2011
Speaker: Keith R. Fox, CiS Chair, Professor of Biochemistry and Director of Programmes at the Centre for Biological Sciences, University of Southampton.

Genesis 1-3
November, 2011
Speaker: Revd Dr Ernest C. Lucas, Vice-Principal and Tutor in Biblical Studies, Bristol Baptist College

Sustainability in Crisis
January, 2012
Two films of speakers from the Cambridge Sustainability in Crisis Conference (Sept 2011)

GM Crops – What’s Your Problem?
November, 2012
Speaker: Professor John Bryant, Emeritus Professor of Bioethics at Exeter University