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The Stroud Journal

Stroud, Gloucestershire, England (First Church).—In 1911 a little group of students of Christian Science moved to premises in George Street, Stroud, organized, and received recognition as Christian Science Society, Stroud. This little community had previously held services in the house of one of them, who had been healed instantaneously in Christian Science after years of suffering.

In 1914 more commodious premises were rented at Lower Lansdown Hall, Stroud. In 1930 the society applied for and received recognition as First Church of Christ, Scientist, Stroud, a branch of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, and in September, 1930, steps were taken to effect the purchase of Lansdown Hall, which was for sale. These premises, which are dignified in appearance and well situated, were altered and adapted to meet the needs of the church. From the moment the decision ws made to purchase Lansdown Hall, the building fund prospered. Services were held in the new church home on Sunday, January 4, 1931.

In order to be dedicated, a Christian Science church must be fully paid for. After exactly three years of happy, united effort, self-sacrifice, and constant reliance on God, from whom cometh "every good gift and every perfect gift," the members of this church have the joy of seeing it free of debt. The date of the dedication of the church—January 7, 1934—was the third anniversary of the beginning of worship in this building.

The Lectures
June 30, 1934

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