Eight Projects Funded from Phase one of ‘Scientists in Congregations’

We are delighted to announce that 8 new projects have been awarded grants of up to £10,000 for this coming year. For more info on each project please click on any of the following:

‘Take Your Vicar to the Lab’ – St Albans Diocese

‘From Dinosaurs to DNA’ – Ely Cathedral, science festival

‘Confident Christian Engagement with Science’ – St John’s, Lindow, Wilmslow, Cheshire

‘Crossing the Gap’ – St. Matthew’s Church, Harwell and All Saints’ Church, Chilton

Grace Church, Truro

‘Church Scientific’ – Baptist churches, Leeds

‘Messy Church Science’ – Bible Reading Fellowship

Cathedral Isle of Man

We are excited by the calibre and variety of bids for this first phase of Scientists in Congregations. There is clearly an eagerness amongst church leaders and scientists to help congregations of all shapes and sizes engage more confidently and joyously with science, with the insights that emerge from cutting edge scientific research, and the task and vocation of scientists.  Equally, there is a hunger in churches to be able to host and support informed, constructive conversations about the big faith-science related questions – questions that are prevalent in today’s scientific age.

We are confident that each of these projects will contribute, in their varied contexts, to the urgent task of transforming the faith-science conversation in this country.

We look forward to continuing and supporting this trend and welcome further project proposals this autumn. Don’t miss the unique opportunity to obtain funding for one of these transformative projects.  We have opened the next and final round of bids for grants of up to £10,000 for twelve projects.  The closing date is November 11th.  For details of how to apply and project criteria please click here.