Among the Churches

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New York, New York (Fourth Church) — Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, has purchased the plot, one hundred by one hundred feet, on the west side of Fort Washington Avenue, adjoining the park property just north of One Hundred and Eighty-third Street. This parcel is located at one of the highest points on Manhattan Island. Several years ago the church erected an edifice at the northeast corner of One Hundred and Seventy-eighth Street and Fort Washington Avenue, which the Port of New York authority is taking over in with the property west of Broadway, in the blocks between One Hundred and Seventy-eighth and One Hundred and Seventy-ninth Streets, to be used as the approach to the new Hudson River Bridge. The church expects to erect a new edifice within the next year.


Kingston-on-Thames, England (First Church).—The steady growth in the number of adherents of First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Kingston and district has necessitated the provision of considerably increased church accommodation, and this week brings about the completion of the first and major par of a new church building in Penrhyn Road, Kingston. The first Christian Science church in Kingston was erected on this same site in 1911, and was a structure of wood and brick with accommodation for barely two hundred people. When the present scheme is completed there will be accommodation for twice that number in a building handsome both externally and internally and most conveniently arranged. The new front has yet to be built. The plans provide for three stories, a handsome open portico, vestibules, cloak rooms, and schoolrooms. The part already completed shows a large, handsome room with a large gallery at the rear and in front a platform with parquet flooring and circular oak paneling surrounding it, the domed ceiling being a bright blue. The church is exceptionally well lighted both naturally and artificially.—Surrey Comet.

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Admission to The Mother Church
December 14, 1929

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