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Music copyright licences in the United Kingdom

Those playing or performing music on Christian Science church premises in the UK are responsible for ensuring that copyright permission has been obtained before any performance takes place.

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Elise L Moore CSB

My family has practiced Christian Science for over 100 years.  My great-grandmother was healed of tuberculosis in Biloxi, Mississippi. My paternal grandmother was healed of a heart condition supposed to be fatal. I’ve wanted to help, save and heal people through Christ and Christian Science since I was a child. In elementary school, I shared Christian Science with others and had significant healings on my own. At 12, I united with The Mother Church and a branch church, writing my first testimony for publication. Christian Science has always been a rock of salvation and healing for me. Throughout high school and college, I actively worked to explain the Christ, Truth, to others in language they could understand, and prayed for others when they asked.

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Brenda I McKinstry CSB

I grew up in a very loving home, with three brothers and two sisters. My mom lived Christian Science! She was widowed when all six of us were very young, and never worked outside the home.

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Churches, societies, and groups

Church members — are you wanting to find out specific information about managing your Christian Science Branch churches, societies, informal groups, Christian Science Organizations, and other information about their activities? You've come to the right spot!

Here you can get information about:

  • Reading Rooms

  • Sunday School

  • Prison and institutional work 

  • How to engage youth in Church 

  • How to start an informal Christian Science group

  • How to form a Christian Science society

  • Church consolidation guidelines

  • Tax and charitable contribution guidelines

  • Hosting a lecture

  • Requesting use of the Cross and Crown trademark

  • Sign up for a weekly email newsletters 

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Outreach Internship: French and/or Spanish Language

Learn about TMC's activities around the world and contribute to its healing work through an internship with the International Service Department

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Alessandra P Colombini CSB

I was born in Italy and moved to Brazil with my family as a teenager. Ever since my childhood I had felt drawn to religion and spirituality even though my family was not very religious.  Brazil offered me the opportunity to pursue my spiritual search, and I was able to get better acquainted with the Bible, which I loved. Then in college I was introduced to Christian Science by the young man who later became my husband. I immediately felt it was the deep truth I was looking for.

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Margarita Sandelmann Thatcher CSB

My parents’ commitment to world peace and humanitarian causes, and their love for Christian Science, set the tone for my childhood, and early instilled in me a respect for all peoples. Added to this, growing up in three countries with four languages helped to enlarge my love for this diverse universe. I was educated in Switzerland, Argentina, and Washington, DC.

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John M Tyler CSB

I learned of Christian Science in my middle teens. Our family came to it through a “miraculous” healing of a relative. I tested it, and was amazed at the consistent results. The Science proved to be genuinely scientific. Its practice became the basis of my studies and early career. That career took some radically different zigs and zags. From research director at an international relations and mediation institute in Italy, to labor organizer in New England, to foundation director, to university professor, to peace and civil rights activist, to founding an anti-racism project which was the basis of the YWCA “Social Justice Award”. The focus, the common denominator of these careers, was solving problems.

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