Our Founder

Mary Baker Eddy
 July 16, 1821 – December 3, 1910


Mary Baker Eddy is regarded by Christian Scientists as the discoverer and founder of Christian Science.  In our view she reminded the Christian world of the importance of Christian healing as it was practised in the first centuries after Jesus and his early followers.


Mrs Eddy lived in New England from 1821 to 1910 and following a significant

healing in 1866 devoted her life to discovering, applying and sharing the spiritual laws behind spiritual healing.  

She put her teaching in a book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and ultimately founded a church to make this teaching widely availale.


Among other things she established an international news organisation, The Christian Science Monitor, with the object to "injure no man but to bless all mankind".


The admistrative centre for the Christian Science movement is based in Boston, Mass. USA.

As a branch of The Mother Church our Society benefits from the publications which are all produced in Boston, public lectures, and on line events.

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We are just one of many branch churches, societies, and informal groups resident in more than 70 countries around the world. There has been a Christian Science presence in Portsmouth for over one hundred years. Our current membership is striving to demonstrate and share its value in today's world.​

Christian Science - Home & Abroad

We have Christian Science nursing homes and Christian Science home nurses around the country.  Our neasrest one is Charton Manor in Kent.

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