A Global Movement


The Christian Science church (officially The Church of Christ, Scientist) was initiated in 1879 “to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing.” (Manual of The Mother Church, The First Church Of Christ, Scientist, In Boston, Massachusetts by Mary Baker Eddy).

Since its beginnings in Boston, Massachusetts, it has become a global movement with over 2,000 churches in 70 countries.

World Headquarters (a.k.a. The Mother Church)

Mother Church

The Christian Science World Headquarters (a.k.a. The Mother Church) is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The complex is located on 14-acres between Boston’s Back Bay and South End neighborhoods. Central is an 80-foot diameter circular spray fountain and 700-foot long reflecting pool, surrounded by the iconic steeple of the Neo-Romanesque Mother Church (original) and the Neo-Byzantine dome of The Mother Church Extension, the 28-story church administration building, the Sunday School building, the Christian Science Publishing Society (which includes the offices of The Christian Science Monitor), and the Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity (including the “Mapparium” — an enclosed globe-shaped-room entirely of stained glass depicting the world globe).

A Sampling of World-Wide Activities

In addition:

Although not officially connected with the Christian Science World Headquarters, various Christian Science church members and groups have selflessly shared the Christ-spirit by setting up and administering schools in Africa, promoting peace and regional harmony with a Christian foundation. A few of these activities are listed below:

  • Ngochoni Petals of Africa School, pre-K to 6th grade — Ngochoni, Kenya
  • Sunrise of Africa School, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Lovia Early Childhood Development and Care Center, Accra, Ghana, West Africa
  • The Queens and Kings School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria