A PRAYER FOR THE SOCIETY
ALMIGHTY GOD, Creator and Redeemer of all that is, source and foundation of time and space, matter and energy, life and consciousness: Grant us in this Society and all who study the mysteries of your creation, grace to be true witnesses to your glory and faithful stewards of your gifts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
- To offer to God in our ordained role the work of science and technology in the exploration and stewardship of creation.
- To express both the commitment of the church to the scientific and technological enterprise and our concern for its impact on the world.
- To develop a fellowship of prayer for ordained scientists by the following of a common rule.
- To support each other in our vocation.
- To serve the Church in its relation to science and technology.
To pray daily for the aims of the Society and for its members.
To remember the Society and its members regularly at public worship.
To endeavour to attend the Annual Gathering and Retreat of the Society.
The Society originated as a community of scientists within the ordained ministry (men and women) of the Anglican Communion. Membership is open, at the invitation of the Warden, to ordained members of this and any other church following a Trinitarian confession. Members must be willing to further the AIMS of the Society and to obey its RULE and Constitution. Full members are admitted to the Society at the Eucharist during the Annual Gathering. There shall be annual subscriptions for full memebers and associates to be determined from time to time at the Annual Gathering.
NOTE: For the purposes of defining membership (both full and associate) the designation “scientists” refers to those having a qualification and/or experience at a professional level of science or technology.
Associate membership is open, at the discretion of the Warden, to lay and ordained members of any Christian Church who are involved in science. Associates will be asked to pray regularly for the work of the Society.