Visit The Christian Science Plaza

How Do You See the World? experience

Mon—Sat: 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Sun: 11:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

A montage of photos—a global portrait of faces from the pages of The Christian Science Monitor—welcomes you to a new experience at the Christian Science Plaza. “How Do You See the World?” offers stories and experiences that explore progress and possibilities throughout the world as you consider your own place in it.

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The Mary Baker Eddy Library

Mon—Thurs: 11:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.

The Library provides public access and context to original materials and educational experiences about Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. It tells of her life, ideas, and achievements, and houses a significant collection of rare and historic Bibles of notable importance.

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The Mother Church Reading Room

Tues—Sat: 10:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m.
Wed: 10:30 a.m.—7:00 p.m.
Sun: 11:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.

Reading Rooms around the world have been serving the spiritual needs of their communities since 1888. The Mother Church Reading Room invites everyone to stop by to ask questions, sample or buy Bibles and Christian Science books and literature, and to attend weekly events.

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Music on The Christian Science Plaza

Enjoy music at our services, including organ pieces, a solo that supports the spiritual message of the sermon, and hymn singing, as well as organ and outdoor chiming concerts.

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The Organ of The Mother Church extension

The Organ of The Mother Church

There are two organs built by the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company of Boston at The Mother Church: one in the Original Edifice and one in the large-domed Extension of The Mother Church. The organ in the Extension is one of the largest in the world with a total of 13,384 pipes, ranging from the size of a pencil to 32 feet in length. It is played from the four-manual console located in front of the platform.

Chimers of The Mother Church

The Mother Church has had bells in the Church’s towers for well over a century. A chime of fifteen tubular bells, founded by the United States Tubular Bell Company of Methuen, Massachusetts, was installed in the bell tower of the Original Edifice of The Mother Church in 1894. A decade later, in 1906, a chime of eleven bells (later expanded to thirteen), founded by the Meneely Bell Company of Troy, New York, was installed in the cupola of the Extension of The Mother Church. This set was used until 1984, when a new chime of eighteen bells, founded by Royal Eijsbouts of Asten, in the Netherlands, was installed in the bell tower of the Original Edifice.

The bells are played by musicians who are members of The Mother Church. You can hear chiming ringing out over the Plaza at the following times:

  • 9:30 a.m. on Sundays, for 15-20 minutes, before our church service which starts at 10:00 a.m.

  • 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, for 15-20 minutes, before the testimony meeting which starts at 7:30 p.m.

  • Special concerts, as announced

To find our more information about our church services, click on the "online church services" tab at the top right corner of this page.