Among the Churches

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Rochdale, England.—The new First Church of Christ, Scientist, which has been erected in Castlemere street, will be opened this afternoon [Jan. 31], when a thanksgiving service will be held. It is over ten years since the Rochdale people began to take a practical interest in Christian Science. A room was taken in December, 1903, and twelve persons attended the first service held there. Nine months later there was a growing congregation, and more commodious premises in Baillie street were obtained. A Christian Science Society was formed on July 10, 1906, and fortnightly meetings were started. Later the public hall lecture-room was utilized for the services, and in July, 1907, First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Rochdale, was formally organized.

South Pasadena, Cal.—The need of a Christian Science church in a growing community like South Pasadena had been felt for a considerable time, and about two years ago a number of Christian Scientists, most of whom had been members of the Christian Science church in Pasadena, started First Church of Christ, Scientist, in South Pasadena. A hall was rented, and the first services were held there on Sunday morning, Jan. 21, 1912. The regular attendance has been large from the beginning, and has steadily increased.

March 14, 1914
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