Through the 'Round Church Talks' we aim to provide a setting in which sceptics, agnostics, and believers can examine and explore Christian belief, its implications and its alternatives in the 21st century. Our goal is to give people the chance to reflect on the ‘big picture’ questions of life in a context which allows for robust, honest, critical and courteous discussion.

Celebrating Francis Schaeffer: 30 years
Thursday 15 May, 5.45 - 9.00pm

This event includes two talks and a chance to discuss over food.

5.45 - 7pm: The Real Schaeffer
Andrew Fellows, Director of the English L'Abri Fellowship and Ranald Macaulay, Schaeffer's son-in-law and founder of Christian Heritage

7 - 7.30pm: Light finger buffet

7.30 - 9pm: Schaeffer's 'True Truth'
Dr Os Guinness, prolific author and social critic

Tickets: £5. Includes entrance to both talks and a light finger buffet.
Please book in advance through our online shop.
Venue: Round Church, Bridge Street, CB2 1UB

The 15th May is the 30th anniversary of Francis Schaeffer’s death. To many he was unquestionably one of the twentieth century’s most outstanding evangelical leaders. His influence throughout the church was vast. Had he not ‘buried’ himself in a small mountain village in Switzerland to start a little-known work called L’Abri Fellowship, committed to prayer rather than ‘advertising’, perhaps more would know his name. Was he a prophet? Did his extraordinary authority arise from a quite unique biblical analysis of our culture? Were his warnings and pleas not exactly what were needed?  But was he - for that very reason - not also an uncomfortable prophet? Did his critiques of Evangelicalism not cut too close to the bone? Join us to find out more.

Forming a Christian Mind: Connecting Faith and Academic Life
Saturday 26 April, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Prof Julian Rivers, Dr Jonathan Chaplin, Dr Adrienne Chaplin, Prof Russell Cowburn,

Dr Tom Simpson, Dr Sujit Sivasundaram, Dr David Vosburg

This day conference aims to help graduate students, postgraduates and post-docs to develop their capacity to think as Christians about their discipline and address the tensions between secular and Christian perspectives on their subject.

Venue: St Andrews Street Baptist Church, 43 St Andrews Street, Cambridge CB2 3AR
The conference is free, but register your place by emailing Sally Bertlin:


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