First Church of Christ, Scientist, London
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Kensington High Street

Services

 
  • Church Service
    every Sunday morning from 11.00 am to 12.00pm.
  • Testimony Meeting
    every Wednesday evening from 7.00pm to 8.00pm.
  • Sunday School
    for young people up to 20 years old. Each Sunday morning from 11.00 am to 12.00 pm.

TO LISTEN to Services and Testimony Meetings - Live by Telephone: call 0844 762 0 762 and enter passcode 87864#. *

TRANSPORT to Services and Testimony Meetings - A free mini-coach service is available to people in the Wandsworth area, leaving from Bolingbroke Grove. Please contact 0207 228 2421 for details. **

Each Church of Christ, Scientist, around the world holds a one-hour service every Sunday. They focus on our relationship to an all-loving God, who cares for each one of us.

The service involves singing hymns, giving prayer, and listening to readings from the Bible and from Mary Baker Eddy’s book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. A perfect way to relax and feel peaceful on a Sunday!

The readings are called the weekly ‘Lesson-Sermon’, and they’re also studied by people at home during the week before the service. The Lesson, as it’s informally known, is made up of alternating passages from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

There are 26 set topics for the Lesson-Sermon, and they were selected by Mary Baker Eddy herself. In the middle of each year, we start the list again at the beginning, so that every week in the year has a topic devoted to it.

And here they are:
God Unreality
Sacrement Are Sin, Disease and Death Real?
Life Doctrine of Atonement
Truth Probation After Death
Love Everlasting Punishment
Spirit Adam and Fallen Man
Soul Mortals and Immortals
Mind Soul and Body
Christ Jesus Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced
Man God the Only Cause and Creator
Substance God the Preserver of Man
Matter Is the Universe, Including Man, Evolved by Atomic Force?
Reality Christian Science

In addition to these 26 Lesson Sermons, once a year there is also a Thanksgiving Lesson Sermon, for Thanksgiving Day.

As there aren’t any clergy in the Church, branch Church Sunday services are given by two Readers: the First Reader, who reads passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and the Second Reader, who reads passages from the Bible. First Readers decide the beginning scriptural selection, as well as which hymns will be sung, and the benediction. The majority of the service is the reading of the weekly Bible lesson. The order of service is set out in our Church Manual.

Testimony Meetings:

On top of Sunday Services, Churches also hold a one-hour Wednesday evening Testimony Meeting, with similar readings and accounts of healing from prayer by those who come along. At these services, the First Reader reads passages from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures on a current topic.


* To Listen to the Services and Testimony Meetings - Live by Telephone: call 0844 762 0 762, then enter passcode 87864#. Calls cost 4.3p per minute from any UK landline.

** Transport to Services and Testimony Meetings - A free mini-coach service is available to people in the Wandsworth area, leaving from Bolingbroke Grove. Please contact 0207 228 2421 for details.


For more activities, see Events.

 
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