Christian Science Society, Sevenoaks

Our Services

All are welcome

What are Sunday Services like?

Sundays from 11am – 12pm

Our services are composed of music, prayer, and our Lesson-Sermon, made up of readings from the Bible (KJV) and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. These two books serve as our Pastor. Two Readers elected by our members conduct the service.

All are welcome

Order of Sunday Service

Sundays from 11am – 12pm

 

  1. Hymn
  2. Scriptural Selection – Bible verses chosen by the First Reader to introduce the theme
  3. Silent Prayer
  4. The Lord’s Prayer with its spiritual interpretation from ‘Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures’ by Mary Baker Eddy
  5. Hymn
  6. Notices
  7. Solo
  8. Explanatory Note written by Mary Baker Eddy to introduce the Lesson-Sermon
  9. Subject of the Lesson-Sermon which is described below
  10. Collection
  11. Hymn
  12. The Scientific Statement of Being from ‘Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures’ by Mary Baker Eddy and its correlative scripture according to I John 3:1-3
  13. Benediction – a blessing chosen from the Bible 

 

The Lesson Sermon consists of groups of passages read from the Bible, alternating with others from ‘Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures’ by Mary Baker Eddy.  These readings are based around the weekly subject.

There are 26 Bible Lesson subjects, each of which appears twice a year. These lessons are used for individual study throughout the week and constitute the sermon read on Sundays in Churches of Christ, Scientist. There’s also an annual Thanksgiving lesson.

  • God
  • Sacrament
  • Life
  • Truth
  • Love
  • Spirit
  • Soul
  • Mind
  • Christ Jesus
  • Man
  • Substance
  • Matter
  • Reality
  • Unreality
  • Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?
  • Doctrine of Atonement
  • Probation After Death
  • Everlasting Punishment
  • Adam and Fallen Man
  • Mortals and Immortals
  • Soul and Body
  • Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced
  • God the Only Cause and Creator
  • God the Preserver of Man
  • Is the Universe, Including Man, Evolved by Atomic Force?
  • Christian Science

Christian Science hymns are found in two volumes: Christian Science Hymnal (1932) and Christian Science Hymnal: Hymns 430-603 (2017).

These hymnals include many beloved Christian hymns, as well as the musical settings of seven poems by Mary Baker Eddy, who was a life-long poet and a great lover of music. Valued for their poetic eloquence and powerful spiritual understanding, these hymns are a unique source of comfort and uplift.

Offering a wide selection of texts and music appropriate for any congregation, and featuring tunes drawn from around the globe, the Christian Science Hymnal is a treasury of rich, healing resources.

The Christian Science Hymnal is also available in Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

All are welcome

Wednesday Testimony Meetings

4th Wednesday of the month from 8 – 9pm via Zoom

At these meetings, readings from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures are selected and read on a relevant topic. These meetings include hymns and a time to share testimonies of healing and inspiration.

1. Hymn

2. Reading from the BIBLE, and correlative passages from SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES chosen by the reader

3. Silent Prayer

4. The Lord’s Prayer

5. Hymn

6. Notices

7. Experiences, testimonies, and remarks on Christian Science offered by those attending

8. Hymn

All are welcome

Facilities

The following facilities are available during all our services

  • Wheelchair access
  • Stair lift
  • Induction loop
  • WC’s plus baby changing table
  • Literature area
  • Car park

Caxton House, 22 St John’s Hill, Sevenoaks, TN13 3NP

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