This morning I sent the following Press Release out about this our celebration last night in Ely Cathedral.
‘People from Cambridge and Ely and across the Diocese of Ely came together last night to celebrate ‘The Wonders of Creation revealed by Science’. A glimpse of the breadth of the reach of science was provided by Prof. Alasdair Coles who spoke fluently about our contemporary understanding of the human brain, by Dr Frank Flynn who took the participants into the realms of deep space and Trevor Thorn who organized the celebration and read one of his own poems about palaentology, reflecting on the excitement of children at finding amber on a beach.
‘We were greatly encouraged’, said Trevor afterwards ‘to see how many people are prepared to actively engage with the fascinating way in which faith and science can be woven together to reflect on the sheer wonder of our existence’’
Part of the encouragement came in comments made this morning on Fb such as
‘It was a lovely service Trevor, the talks, poetry, music in a lovely peaceful setting…’
What was even further encouraging was that it worked so well in the Cathedral, having been first developed for use in one of our Country parishes (All Saints’, Landbeach) and transferred into the Cathedral setting very well. So, demonstrably a possibility for most Church settings – and perhaps for school assemblies as well.
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The two poems on page 6 (Reading) were linked with the First Reading from Job by the narrative shown below
further material that could suitably replace the poems used above can be found in the ‘Wonders of Science’ section of this blog which can be accessed HERE