A free talk on Christian Science
by Alison Hughes, CS

TIME:        3PM
VENUE:    The Christian Science Reading Room, 6 Ockford Road, Godalming, GU7 1QY

For more information call 07733 130788

All are welcome.


Services and Meetings

We hold Sunday Services and a Sunday School. In our services you will hear passages from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook read by two lay readers. The same Bible Lesson is read in every Christian Science church throughout the world, on a different theme each week. We sing hymns from our hymnal, and many of these will be familiar to other Christian denominations. On Wednesdays we hold a testimony meeting. At this meeting, readings from the Bible and Christian Science textbook are followed by relevant remarks and accounts of healing from the congregation.

What is Christian Science?

The worldwide Christian Science Church, based in Boston USA, offers many practical resources to help anyone in need of support and healing – for instance, a network of Christian Science practitioners and nurses, weekly and monthly magazines full of inspirational articles and contemporary accounts of healing, and an ever-growing body of online resources.


We believe that God is infinite, ever-present Love, and He has made us in His image and cares for us all. We think of Him/Her as Father-Mother, as Mind, Soul, Spirit, Life, Truth, Love, Principle.  We look to God for guidance and healing in every aspect of our lives.

We are students of the Bible and revere Christ Jesus as the Son of God or promised Messiah.  We consider the Ten Commandments, as well as Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, to be central to our lives and our practice of Christianity. Our aim is to be faithful followers of Christ – and this includes healing sickness and other problems through prayer. We find prayer a reliable, consistent and provable healing method – hence the name “Christian Science”.

Mary Baker Eddy – Founder

Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) founded the Christian Science Church in Boston, Massachusetts in 1875.

Her early life was beset by tragedy and ill-health. Her efforts to find lasting health led her to investigate many of the methods of healing available at that time, but with no lasting success. A pivotal moment came in 1866 when she received a serious injury falling on an icy pavement. She asked for her Bible and read an account in the Gospel of Matthew of Jesus’ healing of a paralysed man. It gave her such a powerful sense of God as Life that she experienced an instantaneous healing. This spiritual inspiration transformed her life and convinced her that there was an eternal principle underlying Jesus’ healings.

After further consecrated study of the Bible she found that she was able to heal others, and to teach them how to heal themselves. She spent her next 45 years labouring to bring her discovery to as wide an audience as possible. She wrote a book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and ultimately founded a church to make this teaching available.

In 1908 Eddy established an international news organisation, The Christian Science Monitor, with the objective “to injure no man but to bless all mankind”.

Find out more about Mary Baker Eddy at www.marybakereddylibrary.org

Updated 14/03/2024

service times

Sunday Service 10:30am
Sunday School 10:30am

Testimony Meeting
Each Wed 6:30pm


Monday 10am to 2pm
Tuesday 10am to 2pm
(Closed every second Tuesday of the month)
Wednesday 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Thursday 10am to 2pm
Friday 10am to 2pm

And at other times on request.


Some of us meet on Fridays at 10.30 am using Zoom to read the Bible Lesson together.

This takes about 30 minutes and is followed by some discussion.
If you’d like to participate, please contact the Clerk at clerk@csgodalming.org.uk to get the link.


Christian Science Church & Reading Room
6 Ockford Road

We have an accessible lift to all floors.

There is limited free parking next to the church (through the gateway which also leads to Caesars Place), and several town car parks are close by.