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What is Christian Science?

king-james-version-holy-bible-medium smallscience-and-health-cover smallChristian Science is a Bible-based teaching
which was established to restore the healing
power of original Christianity to the world.

Christian Science was established in the 19th century by Mary Baker Eddy, who was healed of a life-threatening injury in 1866 through her study of the Bible and whole-hearted reliance on God. This gave her a fresh insight into Christ Jesus’ life and works, leading her to share her discovery by healing through prayer and teaching others to do so. In 1875, she published her major book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which explains the divine Science underlying Jesus’ healings and teachings. Over 10 million copies of her book have been sold worldwide.

Christian Science teaches that God is the infinite power of good in our lives and that every individual’s true nature is wholly spiritual, good, and loved by God. This understanding can be applied to all aspects of human life and in all circumstances, with healing and transformative results.

If you would like to find out more, please see the FAQ below or explore the main Christian Science website maintained by The Mother Church in Boston, USA at

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Welcome to our Church

We are part of the Christian Science community in Warwickshire.

new building smallChristian Science was discovered by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866, and the Church of Christ, Scientist was founded in 1879 "To organize a church designed to commemorate the words and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing". From its beginnings in America it has spread throughout the world. Our church, the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Stratford-upon-Avon is one of the many branches of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. This particular branch has been in existence since 1949 and is based in one of Stratford's many old buildings, parts of which date back to 1601.

We hold services every Sunday and Wednesday, and also have a Sunday School for young people up to the age of twenty. Our Reading Room is a quiet place to study and pray, and also sells Christian Science publications.

On this website you will find all the information you need about our services and facilities. You will also find explanations of what Christian Science teaches and how this can help and heal in daily life.

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