Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

Forthcoming Events

BELIEF’s Mini Science and Faith Course events

Each event will run from 10.30 am – 1.00 pm with a half hour break

Saturday 24th September
Revd Dr Dave Gregory (Science & Faith for children) – “Wonder, Play and Connections – Science and Faith Across the Generations”.

David has been a Baptist Minister for 25 years and has a master’s in applied theology from Oxford University.  Prior to this he gained his doctorate at Imperial College in Atmospheric Physics and undertook research at the Met Office, Hadley Centre and European Weather Centre in weather forecasting and climate for 15 years.  He now serves as a Baptist Missioner for Science and the environment.  As “Dr Dave” he co-ordinates the “Messy Church Does Science” project which uses science experiments to help families to explore the wonder of creation and the wonder of the creator, now used in Messy Churches in several countries.  He also led the development of the follow-on project “MESS-AI Church” exploring robots, AI, and faith and is the science advisor for “Messy Church Goes Wild Adventures.”  He is also a regular speaker with “God and the Big Bang,” exploring science and faith issues with both primary and secondary school students.

Saturday 1st October
Dr Martin Hodson (Biodiversity)
  Biodiversity Loss: A Christian Concern?

Dr Martin J Hodson is a plant scientist and environmental biologist, and a former Principal Lecturer, and now Visiting Researcher at Oxford Brookes University. He is also Associate Member of the Institute of Human Sciences at the University of Oxford. Martin is Principal Tutor of Christian Rural and Environmental Studies (CRES). The tour scientist for the Hope for Planet Earth tours, he writes and speaks widely on environmental issues. Martin has over 100 publications, mostly in international science journals.

Saturday 8th October
Canon Dr Tim Bull (Artificial Intelligence) –
“Questions that AI Raises for Believers?”

The Revd Canon Dr Tim Bull is an Anglican Priest serving at St Albans Cathedral and as the Director of Vocations for the diocese of St Albans. Previously Tim has been a country vicar, a trainer in church leadership, a chartered software engineer, and a university lecture in computer science. He has degrees from Oxford and Cambridge in mathematics and theology, respectively. He gained a PhD from Durham in software engineering and a second PhD from King’s College London in theology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, a member of the Society of Ordained Scientists and was elected in 2015 to the Church of England’s governing General Synod. His current interests include interfaith issues, artificial intelligence, and the phenomenon of post truth and disinformation.

For more information go to the BELIEF Bedford website.

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Presentation of the Francis Coales Memorial Chalice
Sunday 9th October 2022, 11.00 am at St Peter’s Church, Wrestlingworth

The Francis Coales Charitable Foundation makes an annual award of the Francis Coales Memorial Chalice to the parish/applicant who in the opinion of its trustees has successfully completed restoration and repair that has met the Foundation’s criteria for Grant Aid.  This year, St Peter’s Church Wrestlingworth has been awarded the chalice in “recognition of this remarkable programme of restoration and repair over the years”.  The presentation will be made at the parish Eucharist in the presence of H,M. Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, with the Revd Brian Wilcox, a trustee of the Foundation, preaching.

Special Interfaith Week Event: God’s Justice in Our world
Monday, November 14, 2022 at 6.45 p.m. (light refreshments will be provided), with a start time of 7.30 p.m at St Albans Cathedral

You are all cordially welcomed to the historic Diocesan Inter Faith Week Commemoration Event for an evening of sharing stories and real-world examples of doing well together as neighbours and working together to serve God’s justice in our one and only beautiful world’.

St. Albans Abbey is inviting people from various Christian denominations, all faiths, and also those affiliated to no particular faith. This will be an opportunity to acknowledge concerns of racial, environmental, economic, political, and social inequities in our society from various religious perspectives.

To advertise the event in your church, please download the poster here and for more info or to register your place, please click on the Eventbrite link below:

Interfaith Week Event: God’s Justice in Our World

Cursillo Weekend

The weekend scheduled for September this year at Feldon Lodge has been cancelled and there is now a new date and venue:
Friday 10th February to Sunday 12th February 2023 at the Retreat House, Pleshey, Chelmsford.
Bookings for the weekend are open and they would welcome interest from those who think that Cursillo might be something to support their Christian journey. Visit their website:


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