Our Church

& Services

Contemplate God’s all-loving ever-presence and infinitude in an atmosphere of inclusion and warmth.

All are welcome!

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sydney is a branch of The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. We are located in Glebe opposite the University of Sydney Main Gate on Broadway. Click here to find us.

We invite you to join us.

Come along to our Services or Sunday School, or visit our Reading Room to learn how the study of Christian Science can be applied to any situation or condition. You will also find links to more information about Christian Science here.

We support our local community through sponsorship of the Glebe Youth Service and the Caterpillar Breakfast Club at Glebe Public School. We also sponsor public lectures on Christian Science by authorised members of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship each year.

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sydney moved from Darlinghurst to Glebe in 2010. Some historical information about the Darlinghurst building and organ is available on the Organ Historical Trust of Australia website.

Our Services

Sunday Service

10am – 11am

Sunday services include Bible selections, hymns, a solo, and the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson. Join in hymn singing and prayer. Listen in an atmosphere of acceptance, peace and warmth. Once a month we enjoy a live Celtic harp and recorder duet.

Online/phone service is available, please contact us for details.

Sunday School

10am – 11am

Children and teens can come to Sunday School to discover their true nature as God’s child. Sunday School is at the same time as the Sunday service.

Children and young people up to 20 years are welcome.

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Wednesday Testimony Meeting

6.30pm – 7.30pm

Our Wednesday night service is a time for sharing blessings and testimonies of Christian Science healing. We sing hymns, listen and pray. There are readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy to bring spiritual insights to current topics.

Online/phone service is available, please contact us for details.

About Christian Science

“Christian Science brings to light Truth and its supremacy, universal harmony, the entireness of God, good, and the nothingness of evil.”

(Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.293)

Our Beliefs

Christian Science is based on the Bible and explained in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. More information about our beliefs and teachings can be found here:

What is Christian Science?

Discover the inspired Word brochure

Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures on a study desk

Our Pastor

The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy are our always available Pastor. The Christian Science Weekly Bible Lesson is made up of passages from these two books, and this forms the Sermon in all Christian Science branch churches. You can read more about our Pastor here:

The Christian Science Pastor

 

 

Mary Baker Eddy

Mary Baker Eddy

A Bible scholar from an early age, Mary Baker Eddy was a spiritual pioneer and deep spiritual thinker in the disciplines of science, theology and medicine. You can read more about her life and work via these links:

ChristianScience.com

The Mary Baker Eddy Library website

The Tenets of Christian Science:

  1. As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life.
  2. We acknowledge and adore one supreme and infinite God. We acknowledge His Son, one Christ; the Holy Ghost or divine Comforter; and man in God’s image and likeness.
  3. We acknowledge God’s forgiveness of sin in the destruction of sin and the spiritual understanding that casts out evil as unreal. But the belief in sin is punished so long as the belief lasts.
  4. We acknowledge Jesus’ atonement as the evidence of divine, efficacious Love, unfolding man’s unity with God through Christ Jesus the Way-shower; and we acknowledge that man is saved through Christ, through Truth, Life, and Love as demonstrated by the Galilean Prophet in healing the sick and overcoming sin and death.
  5. We acknowledge that the crucifixion of Jesus and his resurrection served to uplift faith to understand eternal Life, even the allness of Soul, Spirit, and the nothingness of matter.
  6. And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and pure.

(Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.496)