All are welcome and there is no specific dress code! We have a coffee morning on the first Sunday of the month in the Reading Room after the Service.
Unusually, the pastor of the Christian Science church is not a person but two books – the King James Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy and these books that are read as part of each week’s lesson sermon.
The sermon is a Bible Lesson that is often studied by members during the week and applied to their lives for healing, inspiration and regeneration. You can read it yourself if you would like. Here’s a link: Christian Science Bible Lesson, where you can read or listen to it online. It consists of a series of passages from the Bible and Science and Health centred around a particular topic.
The Lesson Sermons include topics on God, Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love, Christ Jesus, God the Preserver of man, and many more.
The Sunday Service also includes hymns, music, silent prayer, the Lord’s prayer and a song.
Here’s what’s included in a typical Sunday morning service:
• Musical Prelude
• Brief Scriptural reading
• Silent Prayer
• Lord’s Prayer
• Solo Song
• Lesson Sermon
• Contemplative Music
• Closing citation from textbook
• Correlative citation from 1 John
• Musical Postlude