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Purley and Coulsdon Advertiser
Purley, Surrey, England (First Church).
The new [building of] First Church of Christ, Scientist, Purley, was dedicated at morning and evening services on Sunday.
The services followed their usual pattern except for two added items. A note about the church's history and a letter from The Christian Science Board of Directors of The Mother Church, in Boston, Massachusetts, were read to the congregation.
The new church, in Brighton Road, is the first to be built in Purley for Christian Scientists. It was filled to capacity for both services. Visitors came from Croydon, Brixton, from the North and from Northern Ireland. Many of the guests were people who had been working for the church since 1937. Then a few members of the Christian Science church in Croydon decided there were enough Christian Scientists for a church to be established in Purley.
Planning permission for a permanent building was granted in May, 1947, and work started in August, 1948.
The dedication came 12½ years after the first services were held in the new church—because Christian Science churches are dedicated only when they are free from debt.—Purley and Coulsdon Advertiser (December 8, 1961).
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