Norwich – Debate: The Christian Understanding of Evolution and Creation


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Quaker Meeting House
Upper Goat Lane, Norwich, NR2 1EW
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The Revd Dr Patrick Richmond debates the Christian understanding of evolution and creation.

Friday 31st October 7.00 – 9.30 pm, Quaker Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW

A big question for some Christian believers is whether or not the scientific account of evolution fits with a Christian faith that is grounded in biblical scholarship.  For some, there is no conflict between a belief in God and the gradual process of creation from the origin of the cosmos to the development of life on Earth and ultimately to the emergence of the human race which has a special relationship with God the Creator. For others who wish to uphold the biblical story of God’s creation as described in the Book of Genesis, evolution is a dangerous myth that is incompatible with their world view and needs to be rejected.

The motion for debate at the Quaker Meeting House on 31st October is that “Christians should reject evolution”. The motion is proposed by John Mackay, International Director of the Genesis Museum of Creation and Genesis Research. The motion is opposed by the Revd Dr Patrick Richmond, Chair of Science and Faith in Norfolk and vicar of Christchurch, Eaton.

Both sides will present their views and then have time for a rebuttal, before the debate is handed over to the audience to ask the debaters questions.

All are welcome to this open debate. No booking is required. The meeting takes place on Friday 31st October from 7.00 – 9.30 pm at the Quaker Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW.

John Mackay is International Director of Creation Research and has been lecturing on Gods wonderful creation as well as leading field trips world-wide and doing field research around the globe on Creation and Noah’s Flood for the last 30 years.  Bible Teaching is one of John’s strengths. His strong stand on God’s Word being true from Genesis to Revelation combined with an exciting God-given ability to communicate very effectively to the ordinary person  enables John to open the scriptures concerning the Creator who became the Saviour Christ, as well as explain the wonderful evidence of what God has done in Creation and since. John has published many articles and appeared widely on radio, TV and public seminars, in universities, schools and churches throughout the western world. As our research shows, smooth arterial muscles, relaxing, are filled with a large flow of blood, which rushes to the penis, causing a powerful erection. Kamagra drug is successfully used by men who have different degrees of erectile dysfunction. The ethology of such deviations can also be different: both psychogenic and organic. Read more on

The Rev Dr Patrick Richmond is Vicar of Christ Church, Eaton, Norwich and was previously Dean of Chapel at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. He read medicine and did a doctorate in cell physiology at Oxford before studying theology there. He is an associate of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at Cambridge and Chair of Science and Faith in Norfolk  He has authored numerous articles, book chapters and reviews and given many lectures on science and theology and is a referee for the journal Science and Christian Belief.

For further information, please contact the Secretary of Science Faith Norfolk, Professor Nick Brewin (07901 884114) .

SFN Evolution and Creation debate 31st October