FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST,
89 RIDOUT STREET SOUTH
LONDON ONTARIO
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Historical Sketch

Interest in the Christian Science movement in this area began with a spiritual healing in 1890. Afterwards, a study group was formed and church services were held in private homes. In 1891, due to increased attendance, a hall was rented for services and Sunday School. In 1892, the group was organized as First Church of Christ, Scientist, London, Ontario and became a recognized branch of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts. For the next few years, church services and Sunday School continued in rented halls in the downtown area, and a Reading Room (originally called a "Dispensary") was available at the same locations. In 1899, application was made to the Ontario Legislature for a Charter, and this was granted. In the same year, St. James Presbyterian Church - commonly called the "Pepper Box Church" - was purchased at Richmond, Kent and Clarence Streets. This property was sold in 1960 and a new church building was constructed. During the construction, services and Sunday School were held in a rented school. The first services, were held on Communion Sunday, January 14, 1962 in the new church at 89 Ridout Street South, London.


Sunday Services

Sunday Morning from 10:30 am to 11:30 am The Bible Lesson is read by the First Reader who reads passages from the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science and the Second Reader who reads from the King James Version of the Bible.


Sunday School

Young people up to the age of 20 are welcome to attend Sunday School which is also held from 10:30 - 11:30 on Sunday mornings.

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Wednesday Testimony Meetings

Wednesday evening meetings begin at 7:30 pm. They consist of readings from the King James Version of the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. A time is set aside for the congregation to share their comments, experiences or healings that have resulted from their study of Christian Science.

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Reading Room

Our Reading Room at 354 Wellington Street between King and York Streets in downtown London is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. In case hours over the Christmas season differ from the above, call the Reading Room at (519) 432-3620 to confirm.

 

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Locations and map

Church location:

For Sunday services, Sunday School and Wednesday evening meetings First Church of Christ, Scientist, London is located at:

89 Ridout Street South
London, Ontario
N6C 3X2





Reading Room location:

354 Wellington Street between King and York Streets in downtown London
Telephone: (519) 432-3620

 

 


 

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Sunday services

Sunday school

Wednesday meetings

Reading Room

Locations and map

 

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