Professor Tom McLeish to deliver 2021 Boyle Lecture

The 2021 Boyle Lecture will be delivered by our Co-Project Director Professor Tom McLeish, FRS. His subject will be “The Rediscovery of Contemplation through Science.” The response will be given by Lord Rowan Williams, former … Read more

Professor Sir Arnold Wolfendale, FRS

We are very sorry to announce the passing of Professor Sir Arnold Wolfendale, FRS,who passed away on 21 December 2020. Arnold Wolfendale was a Professor of Physics of at Durham University from 1965 to 1992. … Read more

Launch of Scientists in Congregations 2020/1

Churches can now apply for grants totalling £400,000 to engage with scientific topics and affirm the role of scientists within their communities. ECLAS’ Scientists in Congregations programme has 20 grants available worth up to £20,000 … Read more

Our new series exploring science-engaged theology and coronavirus

ECLAS has launched a new seven-part blog series on theological and scientific narrative approaches to coronavirus, titled ‘Making Sense of Coronavirus with Reason and Faith’. The series is rooted in ECLAS’ original research into religious … Read more


The ECLAS team are committed to being anti-racist, not only in our words but through our actions. We are actively looking at how we can promote diversity and inclusion through our work. This is an … Read more

New research offers ten lessons on experiences of Christians in STEM professions

A new report has been published looking into the lived experiences of Christians working in science, technology, and medical professions in the UK. Revd Dr Justin Tomkins, who authored the report, surveyed more than 300 … Read more

ECLAS secures £3.4m to explore Christianity and science

  In January, the Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science (ECLAS) project was awarded £3.4 million from the Templeton Religion Trust. The major new grant will fund work to help Christian leaders engage … Read more

Songs of Praise – 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

This year Scientists in Congregations funded ‘The Sky’s the Limit’ – a science festival at Ely Cathedral. To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing Songs of Praise visited the Cathedral, where a giant … Read more

14 New Scientists in Congregations Projects

We are pleased to announce the details of the successful projects funded by our Scientists in Congregations scheme! “Our Fragile Earth” – Churches in Sidmouth, Devon The four town centre churches in Sidmouth will host open … Read more

ECLAS is being supported by Allchurches Trust

We are delighted to announce that the ECLAS project will be funded by Allchurches Trust! The new grant will allow Revd Dr Kathryn Pritchard, Research Fellow and Project Coordinator for ECLAS, to continue work with … Read more