Christian Scientists

The Church of Christ (Scientist) was founded by Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910). After an experience of healing without medicine, she wrote the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, published in 1875, and founded a church based on its principles. Its basic belief is summed up in her statement: “All reality is in God and his creation, harmonious and eternal. That which he creates is good, and he makes all that is made. Therefore the only reality of sin, sickness or death is the awful fact that unrealities seem real to human, erring belief, until God strips off their disguise”. Both sin and sickness are cured by living according to this principle.

For Christian Scientists the source of teaching is the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s writings. They have set up reading rooms in many places, and publish the Christian Science Monitor, a newspaper that is widely read by the general public in America.

For Chirstian Scientist congregations in the Faith Wales area, click here.


The Chaplaincy to the University of Glamorgan provides the following information from its own researchers. Each page has been checked by the chaplaincy advisor from the relevant faith group. Within every major religion, there are differences of opinion between leaders, and between leaders and followers. We only aim to provide an overview.