Extracts from Reports of Christian Science Committees on Publication

A request for a practitioner to visit Dartmoor Prison having been received, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Torquay, undertook this work; and the member appointed informs me that the first visit was paid on May 6th; two men were registered as Christian Scientists. They are permitted to have the Bible, the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and the Quarterly in their cells, so that they can study the LessonSermons; and they are also permitted to borrow from the library any Christian Science books that are available.

Men other than those registered as Christian Scientists can be seen by the Christian Science worker only on permission being granted by the Governor and the chaplain of the denomination under which they are registered. One man who heard of Christian Science through the literature distributed at a prison comes under this category. At present the prison is visited once a fortnight, and it is hoped to continue these visits during the winter months.

The men very much appreciate all that is being done for them, and are endeavoring to put what they learn into practice. They are finding it a great help and encouragement to have a definite object of study for their betterment whilst undergoing their sentence, and feel that it will prove a help on beginning life over again after their discharge.

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Casting Our Care Upon God
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