Talks and Workshops
We sponsor talks and workshops which are given by speakers authorised by the Christian Science Board of Lectureship in Boston USA (part of our headquarters organisation). Speakers are drawn from many parts of the world and are all experienced healers. There is an open invitation to everyone to come to these free inspirational talks to hear the facts about Christian Science healing.
A new view of God and its effect on well-being
by Philip Hockley, CS
Saturday 10th November
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Watford
Free to attend
Things can seem bleak when we see all the kinds of suffering going on in humanity, perhaps even among our own family members or neighbours. But sometimes these very circumstances spur individuals to find new ways to help and heal.
Once such example is Phillip Hockley, practitioner of Christian Science healing and international speaker. After sustaining a debilitating injury which was diagnosed as rendering him permanently disabled, Hockley began investigating ways to improve his situation. Along the course of his search, he attended a lecture on Christian Science.
‘During that lecture,’ he says, ‘I found something that was indeed life-transforming. Christian Science gave me a new view of God that I’d not had before: a view of God as Love itself, divine Love that loved me fully. I also discovered that this loving God was not the source of my troubles (which were many) but the solution to them. My life began to improve quickly and I became a healthy man.’
Now Hockley speaks on Christian Science, introducing the core principles to audiences all over the world. Hockley will present his talk, ‘A new view of God and its effect on well-being,’ on Saturday 10th November at 3pm at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Watford. He will draw on concepts from the Bible, especially Christ Jesus’ life and teachings, as well as explanations from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the textbook of Christian Science written by Mary Baker Eddy.
After the difference Christian Science made in his own life, Phillip Hockley knew he needed to share it with others dealing with similar mindsets of discouragement. ‘From that moment on I knew I had found something very special and could hardly wait to explain this experience to others—this ability to love and be loved by God,’ he says. Now, he maintains a healing ministry and is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.
This is a free Monday to Friday audio series where Christian Science lecturers share brief inspirational thoughts for the day. Click to hear the daily Lift.
Our Sunday service is held every Sunday at 11:00am in the church building. We have hymns, Bible readings, silent prayer and the Lord’s prayer. Then we have what is called the Lesson-Sermon – passages from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. These are read aloud by two Readers. The service is open to all comers and is designed to deliver an uplifting and healing message. Come to a Sunday Service to learn more about true spirituality
A meeting is held every Wednesday at 8:00pm in the church building. The proceedings begin with short readings from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures. The meeting is then opened for the sharing of healing experiences based on Christian Science practice.
The opening readings are often chosen to address issues of public concern.
Following the meeting on the first Wednesday of the month, we run a short workshop for enquirers where ideas and questions about Christian Science are shared and discussed.