About Christian Science in Canberra   8 comments

This blog is maintained by the members of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Canberra. 

Christian Science rests entirely on the affirmation from the Bible that “God is love” (I John 4:16). Those who practice it strive to live the bold, compassionate, pure, generous love that Christ Jesus embodied and taught in his Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7).  This is the heart of its Christianity.

Christian Science is also a science.  It explains the spiritual laws of Love that enabled Jesus to heal sickness and sin. This divine Science also answers our fundamental questions about evil, reality, and eternal life. And as the word science implies, it is reliable, consistent, and provable, bringing healing to individuals and humanity through a deeper understanding of God.


The relaxing of the social distancing regulations in the ACT have allowed us to return to normal services and Sunday School. At all times we adhere to current regulations regarding safe practice and social distancing.

Both the Sunday Service and the Wednesday Testimony Meeting can still be accesssed via telephone link. To do this phone 02 6102 0608 and use the meeting code: 60970#



The Sunday service is held at 10.00 am and goes for approximately one hour.



Our church in Canberra is located on the corner of Macquarie and Bligh Streets in Barton.

Everyone is welcome.





Our Sunday School is also held at 10.00am on Sunday.

DSCN5359The Sunday School welcomes children and young adults up to the age of 20.

In small discussion groups, participants explore the application of spiritual principles in daily life and individual spiritual growth.

The curriculum is based on the Bible, with Mary Baker Eddy’s book, Science and Health with key to the Scriptures, used to shed light on biblical teachings. Students are encouraged to ask questions and to discover how to put into practice the concepts they learn.

Our Sunday School offers Skype classes for students who are not able to attend in person. To find out about this option phone the clerk on: 02 62731715

or write at clerk.cscanberra@gmail.com




Very young children, while incorporated into the Sunday School, are cared for in the play room.

New students are always welcome.






Wednesday Evening Testimony Meetings

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Every Wednesday at 6.15pm we hold a Testimony Meeting.

Each meeting begins with readings selected from the two books designated as the Pastor of Christian Science: The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.  A new topic for the readings is selected each week.

At the conclusion of the short readings the congregation is invited to share thoughts on this topic and relate how they have used the principles of Christian Science to solve life’s problems and bring physical healing.

If you are in Canberra on any Wednesday please join us.

If you would like to join us from afar the service can be accessed via telephone link. To do this: phone 02 6102 0608 and use the meeting code: 60970#

You can contribute testimonies via email.  Send contributions to testimonies@cscanberra.org by 10.00 am on Wednesday mornings. 

Everyone is welcome.



Reading Room and Bookshop 

DSCN5367A Reading Room and bookshop is also located with the church at the corner of Macquarie and Bligh Streets, Barton.

The Reading Room is open to the public for study, prayer and quiet contemplation.

Opening hours are:

Monday-Friday 11.00 am – 2.00 pm.

Books, including the Bible, as well as periodicals and CDs are available to read and purchase. A weekly Bible lesson can also be studied in the quiet of the Reading Room.

Publications such as weekly Sentinel magazines, monthly Journals and the international news magazine, The Christian Science Monitor are available.  It is a highly regarded news source used by governments, businesses and the general public around the world.


New SH (2)Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy is the textbook of Christian Science.  It is Eddy’s primary work which contains the full of explanation of Christian Science and its biblical foundation for spiritual regeneration and healing.


Healing has always been an integral part of Christian Science practice and is the natural result of spiritual growth. The periodicals in the Reading Room contain verified records of healing of disease through prayer, as well as people’s experiences of finding safety, freedom, security and happiness.

A librarian is available to help or answer any questions you may have.  Everyone is welcome.

The phone number for the church and bookshop is 02 6273 1715

To find out more about Christian Science as a world wide movement log onto:  christianscience.com

Posted February 5, 2013 by cscanberra

8 responses to “About Christian Science in Canberra

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  3. Is there a lecture upcoming?

  4. We are two members of the CS church in Medford Oregon, USA and found your website while researching a topic. We are very impressed with your website and it’s contents and presentation. Who designed and maintains your website? Thank you!!!!!!! Board members Lois and Todd 1stChurchmedfordor@gmail.com

    Lois Butler and Todd Farcau
  5. Yes, great website xx

  6. Brilliant website. Clear and easy to get around on. extensive resources. ,Hope it is well visited.

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