Welcome to our church

We extend a warm welcome to all those searching for a more spiritual concept of life and a more practical Christianity. Our church, a branch of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, strives to bless the community by sharing a clear understanding of the healing principle taught and demonstrated by Christ Jesus.

In that endeavor, we have a Sunday service and Sunday School, Wednesday Testimony meeting, lectures on Christian Science, and a Christian Science Reading Room. All of these activities are open to the public.

The Bible Lesson Sermon for the week beginning December 15, consists of readings from the Bible and from the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and explores the topic: "IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE?" The sermon begins with this citation from the The King James Bible: "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." [Revelation 4:11] This same sermon will be read in all Christian Science churches throughout the world on Sunday, December 21. You may read the week's lesson at the Reading Room located in the church building. Click on the Reading Room tab above for hours of operation.

Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, said in a 1901 address to church members: "The Word of God is a powerful preacher, and it is not too spiritual to be practical, nor too transcendental to be heard and understood."

On Friday, December 19 at 7:00pm, we welcome the community to take a brief time-out from the sometimes stressful, and even possibly depressing, holiday busy-ness to enjoy a free talk at the Derry Opera House, titled: "A life with freedom, purpose and happiness" by Leide Lessa. Ms. Lessa, a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, will share how she found freedom from depression as she learned more about her spiritual nature, discovering her true purpose and finding a deeper sense of joy and peace in the process. The Opera House is located at 29 West Broadway in downtown Derry, just east of Exit 4 off I-93.

Watch last year's talk: "Time is Not a Factor" by David Houle, CSB


Mary Baker Eddy, the discover and founder of Christian Science was a fascinating 19th century New Hampshire woman. You can learn about this author, publisher, healer and teacher at our Christian Science Reading Room. There you'll find her many writings including her primary work Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures as well as several biographies and Eddy's autobiography Retrospection and Introspection, all for borrow or purchase.

Please click on the Church Services and Reading Room tabs for more information on each of these activities including Reading Room hours.

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Church Location

The church is located at 1 Boyd Road in the quaint town of Derry, New Hampshire.