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Our Sunday Service 10:30 – 11:30 am

If you’re interested in learning more about Christian healing, the Sunday service is for you!  It revolves around a weekly Bible Lesson from our dual pastor the Bible and the Christian Science textbook Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.  These Bible Lessons form the basis of self-instruction in Christian Science and are available for study during the week.  We are an informal church. You are welcome to dress up for the church service or to come in casual dress.

Wednesday Testimony Meetings

7:30 – 8:30 pm

How can thoughtful prayer benefit our lives?  Questions such as this are answered as people voluntarily tell of their healings, experiences, and inspiration.  Meetings also include singing, prayer, and brief readings from the Bible and Science and Health.

iphone-410324_640 (2)Our church services by phone!

Can’t attend in person?  Join us by telephone via conference call through a USA call centre.  This may involve long-distance charges, depending on your phone plan. There is also an opportunity to give a testimony at the Wednesday meeting.

 

Here’s what you do:

Five minutes before a service begins, 10:25 am PT on Sundays, or 7:25 pm PT on Wednesdays

  1. dial the conference centre phone number: 1-404-920-6777
  2. enter the participant’s code: 74 34 61 68# (don’t forget the # sign)
  3. please press *6 to mute your phone to avoid any background noise from your end interfering with the service being heard by other listeners.  Press *4 for volume.

To give a testimony (Wednesdays only), about 20-25 minutes into the meeting, after the second hymn, you’ll hear the coordinator ask if anyone wishes to share a thought or healing. When you wish to speak, press *6 again to unmute your phone and again to mute when you’ve finished speaking.

If there is a problem with the phone-in service, please call the church phone at 250-384-3416.

For Young People

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  • Sunday School  10:30 – 11:30 am

We have a year-round Sunday School!  Children and teenagers up to the age of 20 years discover the spiritual truths of the Bible and how to make them practical in daily life.  A question and answer approach leads to lively discussions.

  • Infant Care

Church is for families! We have a lovely Children’s Room and we welcome you to bring your little ones with you to our church.

  • Camp Bow-Isle

Christian Science camps are designed to create a supportive, safe and loving atmosphere where kids and teenagers put their prayers into practice. Campers have fun while they deepen their relationship with God. For many, camp is a life changing experience and just plain fun!  Click HERE to learn more about Camp Bow-Isle, on Bowen Island near Vancouver.

Our History

Christian Science services started in Victoria in January 1902 with the formation of a Society and Sunday School which met in the home of Samuel and Nancy Greenwood. In 1909 this group, consisting of 35 members bought a building site at 939 Pandora Avenue and built a small church there to plans by D.C. Frame. The members had the foresight the following year to purchase property on the corner of Pandora Avenue and Chambers Street for a new building.

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Beautifully sited at Pandora and Chambers opposite Harris Green, this landmark building was designed by architects George Foote Dunham & Carl Harding Wallwork of Portland, Oregon. The church’s design is based on the Pantheon in Rome: a domed building fronted by a porch resembling the façade of a Greco-Roman temple. The cornerstone of the church was laid on 21 November 1919 with only the Board of Directors, Building Committee and a few friends present. The first service in the new church was held on Sunday, 29 August 1920. A three-manual Casavant Freres pipe organ was installed in the church in 1927, and with 1600 pipes this instrument is considered one of the finest in Victoria. The church was dedicated free of debt on 17 October 1943. Two houses adjacent to the church were purchased in 1962 and demolished, providing space for a parking lot and also making possible the addition for an elevator to our second-floor auditorium. In 1979 the church building was designated as a heritage building by the City of Victoria.

Our church is a recipient of the City of Victoria permissive tax exemption for 2017.

Location and Map

You can find us here at 1205 Pandora Ave. & Chambers St. directly opposite Harris Green.
Click HERE for a virtual tour of the exterior of our church via Google Maps.

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