Annual Meeting FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How I can share information about Annual Meeting?

Thank you for considering this! Fellow members have hosted the meeting with others in their homes, at their church, or at their Reading Room. (This is especially helpful to those without internet or computer access). You can also ask your branch church to share information in a newsletter or on a church bulletin board, mention it at church services or meetings, or share information in your Reading Room.

Will Annual Meeting and events be interpreted into other languages?

Simultaneous live interpretation in French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish will be offered for the Sunday event and Annual Meeting day. A replay of the meetings in these languages will be posted online by June 14. The Hymn Sing will be in English only.

How can I watch the online broadcast of Annual Meeting and certain weekend events?

Annual Meeting goes live online 60 minutes prior to the 1:00 p.m. ET start time, and the musical prelude begins at 12:50 p.m. ET  The other weekend events that offer an online livestream will be broadcast at their corresponding start times. The broadcast window will appear on top of the Annual Meeting landing page, and the broadcast can be started by clicking on the triangular “Play” button in the middle of the window for each event. You can watch all replays 24 hours after the events end, and they will be available for one year. Translations of the Annual Meeting replay will be available in the weeks following the event.

How can I listen to Annual Meeting and the Sunday afternoon event in other languages?

The broadcast window will appear on top of the Annual Meeting landing page, and the broadcast can be started by clicking on the triangular “Play” button in the middle of the window. The language links above the broadcast window will allow online visitors to switch the interpretation language or view the original broadcast in English.

Can I listen by telephone?

While we hope people will be able to see the video of the live webcast, we understand that there are a few situations where that isn't possible. You can listen to the live webcast of Annual Meeting by calling 1-646-558-8656, access code: 969 9392 8161# (same as online church services).

Please note that this option is available only in English. There will not be any replays via phone. Phone charges, if any, are the responsibility of the caller.

What if I’m having trouble viewing the webcast?

There are some simple steps listed on our Webcast help guide that may help resolve the problem. The webcast can be viewed on a computer and on iPads, iPhones, and Android devices, in many, but not all, cases. If you need further assistance, please call us at 1-800-288-7155 or +1-617-450-2000 (outside US/Canada).

Where can I find Annual Meeting replays and published reports?

The replay of Annual Meeting in English will be available within 24 hours. The download will be available about a week later. A replay of the meeting in French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish will be posted online by June 14.

You can replay the Annual Meeting video webcast or download it to your computer or mobile device for one year after the event. (The Annual Meeting videos are only available for one year due to copyright restrictions.)

There will be a report about the meeting in the September issues of The Christian Science Journal and The Herald of Christian Science.

If I have questions when I am in Boston, where can I go?

Hospitality Center and Hours
Hospitality Center | 617-450-3788

Saturday, June 3, 2:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Sunday, June 4, 11:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, June 5, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please note: The Hospitality Center will not be open during the Annual Meeting events and Church services.

The Hospitality Center is located in the Portico, the area with the large glass doors at the front of the Church. Meet with friendly and knowledgeable Boston-area church members at the Hospitality Center. They are happy to provide:

  • Answers to your questions

  • Programs in English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish

  • Restaurant and area maps

  • Information about parking and transportation

  • Lost and found information

  • Wheelchair and accessibility information

Does the Mother Church provide travel or visa assistance?

The Mother Church does not provide visa assistance or financial aid for attending Annual Meeting or other events. However, members of The Mother Church may apply to the Clerk's office for letters of invitation needed for visa purposes. Please reach out to to request a letter. For our younger members 18–35, we are offering free dormitory lodging on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register by May 1, 2023. 

Are there any hotel recommendations?

We recommend that you reserve your accommodations before making flight reservations. Many visitors come to Boston this weekend, and hotels fill up quickly. You can find more accommodations at reasonable prices in the surrounding communities.

Here is a list of hotels and guest lodgings in the Back Bay of Boston and some in nearby areas. The Mother Church does not endorse any of these facilities. Feel free to contact a travel agent.

There is no service at The Mother Church for connecting visitors with members who have space in their home and welcome paying guests. For youth and young adults 18–35, we are offering free dormitory lodging on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register by May 1, 2023.

What else can I do at the Christian Science Plaza during Annual Meeting weekend?

The Mother Church Reading Room | 184 Massachusetts Avenue
(The Reading Room is currently located at 184 Massachusetts Avenue while renovations are underway at 194 Massachusetts Avenue. It will be closed during the Annual Meeting events and Church services.)

  • Friday, June 2, 10:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 3, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 4, 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

  • Monday, June 5, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 6, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Mary Baker Eddy Library | 210 Massachusetts Avenue
Research & Reference Services (4th Floor):

  • Friday, June 2, 12:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 3, 1:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 4, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

  • Monday, June 5, 10:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

How Do You See the World? experience + Mapparium™ globe | 210 Massachusetts Avenue
(Closed during the Annual Meeting events and Church services.)

  • Friday, June 2, 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 3, 10:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 4, 11:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

  • Monday, June 5, 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 6, 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

Church Tours

Sunday, June 4
11:30 a.m.
Meet in the Portico of The Mother Church Extension.

6:30 p.m.
Meet in the Portico of The Mother Church Extension.

Monday, June 5
4:00 p.m.
Meet in the Welcome Hall at 210 Massachusetts Avenue.

Find more information and additional tour times here.

Is there amplification assistance available?

Wireless headsets are available on each floor of the auditorium in English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. Please ask an usher on the floor where you are sitting. Please return the headset to an usher after each event.

Is The Mother Church wheelchair-accessible?

The Mother Church Extension and the Original Edifice, along with the Publishing House lobby, are wheelchair-accessible.

Individuals in wheelchairs or walkers may use a newly installed elevator from the garage for access to the Church lobby or The Mother Church Extension auditorium. They may also be dropped off by the portico ramp on the plaza by The Mother Church Extension and then drivers can park their cars in the garage. If the individual is comfortable walking up a few stairs, an escalator is also available from the garage.

Is childcare provided at any of the events?

Childcare will be provided for children through age 11 during the following events:

  • Saturday, June 3: Youth and Young Adult Activities

  • Sunday, June 4: Inspirational Meeting: The Discovery and the Proof 

  • Monday, June 5: Annual Meeting 

Registration is required by May 25.

Is there a place to store my luggage during events?

You can store luggage in the coatroom in The Mother Church Extension during each main event listed above in this page. The coatroom will be open 30 minutes before each weekend event and 60 minutes before Annual Meeting on Monday. You will need to retrieve your luggage no later than 20 minutes after an event is over. There is also a coatroom available in the How Do You See the World? experience, which opens at 10:00 a.m. Saturday and Monday and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Where should I park?

On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, June 3, 4, and 5, validated parking will be available. Just take a ticket when you enter the garage and validate it using the machines by the escalator as you enter the Church from the garage or at the security desk in the Publishing House lobby. If you don’t see them, please ask an usher or host where they are.

Please note that parking will be free with validation all day on Saturday and Sunday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday.

The Christian Science Plaza Garage can get full on business days. If it is full, please try another local garage (see below). Carpooling and public transportation are highly recommended for Monday and Tuesday. You can park at the Greenhouse Garage 150 (Huntington Avenue) or at the Prudential Center Garage (800 Boylston Street), as long as they have space (please see rates below).

Garages and regular rates

Parking will be free with validation all day on Saturday, June 3, Sunday, June 4, and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 5, in the Christian Science Plaza’s underground garage (235 Huntington Avenue). For other days, please see the rates below (as of February 6, 2023).

Christian Science Plaza Garage

235 Huntington Avenue

The entrance to this garage is between 235 Huntington Avenue and Horticultural Hall (300 Massachusetts Avenue).


0–1 hour $11.00
1–2 hours $20.00
2–3 hours $30.00
3–12 hours $34.00
12–24 hours $40.00

Weekend (up to 12 hours)



(in after 5:00 p.m. out before 12:00 a.m.) $15.00



Additional Parking Options

150 Huntington Avenue


Weekday rates:

0–1 hour $10.00

1–3 hours $18.00

3–10 hours $25.00

10–24 hours $32.00

800 Boylston Street

There are several entrances; you can get validations at some stores and restaurants.


Without validation

0–1 hour $14.00

1–1.5 hours $23.00

1.5–2 hours $33.00

2–24 hours $45.00

With validation entering between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

0–1 hour $14.00

1–4 hours $20.00

4–5 hours $25.00

5–24 hours $45.00

Entering after 5:00 p.m. and departing by 3:00 a.m.


What if I have other questions?

You can email questions to or call 1-800-288-7155 or +1-617-450-2000 (outside US/Canada). Our staff answers the phones Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET.

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