First Church of Christ, Scientist, Canberra   Leave a comment

Located on the corner of Macquarie and Bligh Streets in Barton.

Sunday Services and Sunday School are at 10.00 am. Wednesday Testimony Meetings are at 6.15 pm. Both these sessions are available via telephone: Dial 02 6169 3788 and use meeting code: 88327958#  (The national toll free number is 1800 896 323 – use the same meeting number)

Reading Room: Monday-Friday 11.00-2.00 – Phone 02 6273 1715

All COVID regulations are strictly adhered to.



International speaker and full-time Christian Science healer, Alexandre Fischer, presents a talk titled:
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How Spiritual Perception Brings Healing

Click here to watch the replay of the talk on our lecture page

The podcast beginning Monday 23 January is: Effective healthcare: Practising Christian Science – an interview with Amanda Kiser. To listen click on the Podcasts tab in the menu bar above.

Posted February 25, 2021 by cscanberra in Christian Science Canberra, Church

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The Colour of Kindness   1 comment

A Daily Lift by Laura Remmerde

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In this short podcast Laura describes how a conversation with her young grandson made her think more deeply about God’s love for all mankind.

Mary Baker Eddy and Humanity’s March to the Stars   Leave a comment

By William Whittenbury from the February 2023 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The dream of exploring space was still many years away from being realized when Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science, asked groundbreaking questions about the universe. Just as astronomers and astronauts reveal facts about the nature of our universe that challenge long-held human convictions, Mrs. Eddy’s own search for Truth led her to revolutionary discoveries about the nature of reality—discoveries that can be applied by anyone to break free from material limitations. 

In my own life and career as an engineer working on the design of spacecraft and rockets, I’ve thought a lot about the relationship between Mrs. Eddy’s work and present-day efforts to explore and understand the universe. While some think there is an inherent conflict between science and spirituality, I’ve found just the opposite. Since both science and spirituality are concerned with the study of truth, if—as logic suggests—there is only one truth, then it is inevitable that the two will eventually arrive at the same answer.

Years before people launched satellites, orbited the Earth, and left footprints on the moon, Mrs. Eddy predicted humanity’s march to the stars. In her textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, she wrote, “The elements and functions of the physical body and of the physical world will change as mortal mind changes its beliefs. . . . 

“. . . The astronomer will no longer look up to the stars,—he will look out from them upon the universe; . . .” (pp. 124–5). … Continue Reading

A Desire to Love   Leave a comment

Though I may speak with moving words,

Which can inspire the human heart,

But have not love to seal their worth,

They are but sham and empty art.

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Though I may give my worldly goods

Without a thought of self or gain,

Unless they bear the fruits of love,

They are as clouds without their rain.

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Though I may search the deepest books,

Companion with the wisest men,

God’s loving voice still calls to me,

It bids me turn and look again.

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Now I would learn to know this Love

Through meek and patient ministry,

Until my life has grown anew

And Love is All-in-all to me.

(Hymn 588 from the Christian Science Hymnal – words by Fenella Bennetts inspired by I Corintians 13)

Love: The Basis for a Renewed Democracy   Leave a comment

This article by Lyle Young was published in the January 2, 2022 issue of the the Christian Science Sentinel.

Over the centuries,  political philosophers developed the theory that democracy is a social pact in which people, for their own good, submit themselves to collective decision-making. But even the strongest of democracies needs constant renewal. How can this be accomplished?  … The book of First John in the Bible says that God is Love. … Since our origin, our Father-Mother, is divine Love and infinite Spirit, it’s our nature to be loving and spiritual. This means that the aggressive language sometimes used in politics, the virulent attacks, and the tendency to think of those whose policies we oppose as enemies, are not only profoundly anti-democratic but also profoundly alien to our true selves. (Read the full text)

Psalm of Care and Protection   1 comment

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O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.

(The Bible NKJV – Psalm 139: 1, 8-10)

No Human History   1 comment

Wednesday Testimony Meeting Readings

This recording is of the readings on the topic: No Human History

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Why search the future and the past?
Why do ye look with tearful eyes
And seek far off for paradise?
Before your feet Life’s pearl is cast.

Of all that was and is to come
The present holds the Mind and Cause;
For God lives in eternal laws,
And here today upholds His throne.

(Hymn 391 from the Christian Science Hymnal)

My Best Resolution   Leave a comment

A Daily Lift by Hilary Harper-Wilcoxen

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In this short podcast Hilary tells how one New Year’s resolution has changed the way she prays and her relationship with God.

From New Year’s Resolutions to Daily Resolve   Leave a comment

A Daily Lift by Tony Lobl

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In this short podcast Tony talks about how a daily resolve to leave materiality behind proves more effective than the annual New Year’s resolutions.

Spiritual Growth   Leave a comment

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Every step towards goodness is a departure from materiality, and is a tendency towards God, Spirit.

(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy p213)

Posted December 30, 2022 by cscanberra in Renewal, Spirituality, Thought, Values

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Bethlehem   Leave a comment

Sing, ye joyous children, sing,
Glorious is the Christ, our king,
Truth has come again to earth,
Through the lowly Saviour’s birth.
Men and angels, anthems raise;
Hymns of joy and shouts of praise.
Hear th’ angelic song again:
Peace on earth, good will to men.
Sing, ye joyous children, sing,
Glorious is the Christ, our king.

When the stars together sang,
Then the Truth triumphant rang:
Be there light; And there was light.
Gone are chaos, fear and night;
Truth hath rolled the mists away;
Dawns on earth harmonious day.
Hear th’ angelic song again:
Peace on earth, good will to men.
Sing, ye joyous children, sing,
Glorious is the Christ, our king.

Hymn 310 from the Christian Science Hymnal

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