First Church of Christ, Scientist, Cambridge|
58 Panton Street
Telephone: Cambridge 355009 and 276912
Christian Science church, with associated Reading Room.
Sunday service at 11.00 a.m. at 58 Panton Street.
Sunday School (for pupils up to the age of 20) at 11.00 a.m. at 58 Panton Street.
Testimony meetings on the first, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month at 1.00 p.m. at the Reading Room, 96 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1DP.
Reading Room opening hours: Mon, Tues & Thurs 12 - 3; Sat 11 - 1.30 (closed on Bank holidays).
All are welcome to attend services and use the Reading Room.
The Christian Science church in Cambridge is a branch of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, USA, which "is designed to be built on the Rock, Christ; even the understanding and demonstration of divine Truth, Life, and Love, healing and saving the world from sin and death; thus to reflect in some degree the Church Universal and Triumphant." (from The Manual of The Mother Church by Mary Baker Eddy).
Free Christian Science lecture on Tuesday 13 March 2018 at 7.30 p.m. All welcome. Venue: Friends' Meeting House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BA. Speaker: Michelle Boccanfuso Nanouche, CSB, who lives in Paris, France.
Lecture title and content: 'Christian Science: What it is and how it works.'
Through honest talk about the questions skeptics ask, this one hour lecture tackles the essentials of Christian Science - its theology, its Christianity and its role in healing - giving an insider's look at Christian Science treatment through prayer for physical cure. (Please note that after the lecture, I hold an open QA period with the audience members who volunteer to stay. These QA sessions generally run anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour.)
For those who have resisted a serious consideration of Christian Science, this lecture gives a clear, logical and compelling response to the following questions:
. Isn't healing a question of purely physical factors based on a patient's biology and genetic make-up, then applying drugs and surgery to correct it?
. Isn't Christian Science prayer treatment an out-dated method in the light of modern medical advancements?
. Is Christian Science healing synonymous with positive thinking or faith-healing?
. How is Christian Science considered scientific in nature when it excludes matter and material methods in its approach to healing?
This lecture also presents the life of Mary Baker Eddy and her path of discovery, bringing out events in her early medical practice and some of her first healings through prayer that led up to discovering the eternal laws of Christ healing practiced by Bible patriarchs, prophets, Christ Jesus, early Christians and many today.
Subjects of Sunday services:
8 January: God.
14 January: Sacrament.
21 January: Life.
28 January: Truth.
4 February: Love.
11 February: Spirit.
18 February: Soul.
25 February: Mind.
4 March: Christ Jesus.
11 March: Man.
18 March: Substance.
25 March: Matter.
1 April: Reality.
8 April: Unreality.
15 April: Are sin, disease and death real?
22 April: Doctrine of atonement.
29 April: Probation after death.
6 May: Everlasting punishment.
13 May: Adam and fallen man.
20 May: Mortals and immortals.
27 May: Soul and body.
3 June: Ancient and modern necromancy, alias mesmerism and hypnotism, denounced.
10 June: God the only cause and creator.
17 June: God the preserver of man.
24 June: Is the universe, including man, evolved by atomic force?
1 July: Christian Science.
Content of Sunday services: hymn, Scriptural selection, prayer, hymn, notices, solo (not every Sunday), readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, collection, hymn, readings, benediction.
Content of Wednesday testimony meetings: hymn, readings from the Bible and Science and Health with key to the Scriptures, prayer, hymn, notices; experiences, testimonies and remarks on Christian Science; hymn.
Periodicals from the Christian Science Publishing Society: see links; also extract from The Christian Science Monitor of 25 November 1908:
"SOMETHING IN A NAME: I have given the name to all the Christian Science periodicals. The first was The Christian Science Journal, designed to put on record the divine Science of Truth; the second I entitled Sentinel, intended to hold guard over Truth, Life, and Love; the third, Der Herold der Christian Science, to proclaim the universal activity and availability of Truth; the next I named Monitor, to spread undivided the Science that operates unspent. The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind.
MARY BAKER EDDY.
Definition of 'church' from 'Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures' by Mary Baker Eddy:
"CHURCH. The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle. The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick."
Information about other Christian Science branch churches in the UK on
Online versions of the Bible Lesson (which is read at
Sunday services and referred to in Sunday School classes):
Entry to a range of sites:
More on the Cambridge branch church at www.christianscience-cambridge.org.uk.