Science and Faith in the Second City

This exciting new project ‘Science and Faith in the Second City’ will include a series of Christian apologetics talks for Birmingham in early 2022. 

The project is designed to equip the church in its evangelism and discipleship by showing how science and the Christian faith work well together. The event series which will gather some of the leading scientific speakers including Professor John Lennox and Dr Sharon Dirckx will help equip Christians working in the field of science to connect their faith with their work, and also offer resources to assist church leaders with wider discipleship within the city of Birmingham.

Project launch event for church leaders

If you’re a church leader in Birmingham please join us for our special project launch event on Wednesday 16 February 12.30-14.00. For more information and to sign up please visit our booking site via Eventbrite. Click HERE for the event flyer. If you would like to collaborate with us please contact project co-director Steve Bavington:


The Chaplaincy Plus project Science and faith in the Second City: Birmingham 2022 is one of 22 churches and organisations in England and Wales to receive grants for the ECLAS ‘Scientists in Congregations’ project. Science and Faith in the Second City will be led by executive director Steve Bavington and Professor Hugh Rollinson (pictured receiving the award) in collaboration with church groups from across Birmingham.



The Revd Prof David Wilkinson, Project Director of ECLAS and Principal of St John’s College:
We are delighted to be working with churches on such promising projects, and look forward to seeing how congregations and the communities they serve engage with science and faith in fresh and exciting ways. We are proud to offer additional funding for follow-on projects for the first time this year, which will help churches reach even more people with the message that science is a gift from God.

Head to our events page to sign up for our apologetic talks in early 2022! To find out more please email Steve or Hugh.