The Mother Church, in Boston, MA, USA

Visit The Mother Church

Everyone is welcome at The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist. This is the world headquarters for the Church of Christ, Scientist and has members from over 130 countries. You're also welcome at any "branch" church, society, and informal group that is nearer to you in more than 70 countries. 

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Regular activities


Judy Olson, First Reader / Norm Bleichman, Second Reader

Judy Olson and Norm Bleichman, First and Second Readers of The Mother Church

You're warmly invited to attend Sunday church services and Wednesday testimony meetings, online and in person. more

Sunday School

We provide Bible-based spiritual education for teens, kids, and infants. more

Reading Room

We're open to the community and dedicated to advancing spiritual healing. more

Church tours

Friendly guides show you the original Romanesque church (1894), the Byzantine-Renaissance extension (1906), one of the nation’s largest pipe organs, and more.

Other activities

Other public events include Opening Our Doors, organ recitals, public talks on Christian Science, and more.

Events calendar

Visit the Christian Science Plaza while you're in town

The Mother Church is located near the heart of Boston on the picturesque Christian Science Plaza. There are beautiful buildings and gardens, a fountain, and a reflecting pool.

The Plaza hosts various public events, and is also home to The Mary Baker Eddy Library and its world-famous Mapparium®. 


We're now offering archival, exhibition-quality framed and unframed prints of photographic images from around the Plaza. more

Get involved

Our local Boston area members serve and volunteer in many capacities. You can ask for help or get involved yourself. more

En Español

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