Sunday, Jan. 14. marked another forward step in the history of the Christian Science Society of Hongkong, the ornate new church erected in Macdonnell road being then used for the first time. It was on Oct. 22, 1905, that the Hongkong society was formed, and owing to the steady increase in the ranks of the adherents of this branch of Christianity the society soon outgrew the accommodation of the little meeting house in Zetland street and were compelled to provide for a more spacious building. The new edifice, which will, when completed, cost over eighteen thousand dollars, has been erected as a testimonial to the healing and redemptive power of Christian Science. It will not be dedicated until it is entirely paid for, this being an invariable rule with all Christian Science churches. As already indicated, the building is decidedly attractive in design and general structure. There is a magnificent polished marble floor, made from stone obtained from the marble quarries at Ipoh, Perak, F. M. S., from whence the stone for the marble rostrum, not yet arrived, is also being obtained. A striking feature is the subdued magnificence of the stained windows which were shipped out from Birmingham, England. They are composed of beautiful tints, exceedingly pleasing to the eye. The window immediately behind the readers' desk represents the raising of the daughter of Jairus, while two others bear the Christian emblems of the cross and the crown, the words "God is Love" being worked into one and "God is Life" into the other.—China Mail.

Christian Science services were first held at Bracknell by a few Christian Scientists. Later on a hall was hired for the purpose of holding the Sunday services, and testimony meetings were held there every quarter. Toward the close of the year 1907 a hall was rented in the London road, and this was used exclusively for Christian Science purposes and included a reading-room. In the early part of 1910 a plot of land was purchased, the building was completed, and the first service held in December of the same year. Being entirely free from debt, this hall is now (Dec. 27) dedicated to the service of God by the Christian Science Society of Bracknell.—Correspondence.

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March 16, 1912

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