Churches and societies

Branches of The First Church of Christ, Scientist

Primeira Igreja em Joinville, Brasil

The Church of Christ, Scientist, includes branch Churches of Christ, Scientist, as well as smaller organizations called Christian Science Societies. They’re all branches of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and can be found in about 75 countries worldwide. You’re welcome at all of them as well as any informal group of Christian Scientists meeting in your area.

Visit a branch

Primera Iglesia, Ciudadela, Argentina

And you’ll find people—people who love the Bible, who study and practice Christian Science, and who’ll welcome you to their church services, testimonial meetings, Reading Rooms, and at other activities like public talks on Christian Science. They’d love to talk with you about Christian Science. Locate a church near you.

What's the difference between a branch church and The Mother Church?

The Mother Church located in Boston, Massachusetts where you’ll find the main Church offices and the Christian Science Publishing Society. It is governed by the By-Laws given in the Church Manual, and it’s business is transacted by the Christian Science Board of Directors. Just like the branch churches and societies, The Mother Church has Sunday worship services as well as mid-week testimonial meetings.

Cinquieme Église du Christ, Scientiste à Kinshasa, RDC

The Mother Church also has branch churches and societies around the world. The branches are democratically governed by their own members under branch by-laws written by those members. They are also governed by the By-Laws given in the Church Manual. Branch churches have Sunday services, testimonial meetings, Sunday Schools, and Reading Rooms, and they host public talks on Christian Science. Societies have Sunday services and sometimes testimonial meetings, Sunday Schools, and Reading Rooms.