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Church Alive: A visit to Germany

The President of The Mother Church, Marta Greenwood, of London, England, is not only a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, but also serves on the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. To keep in touch with Church members, Marta is posting regular blogs in the Church Alive Community on

As President of The Mother Church, I had the great pleasure of visiting the Magdeburg Christian Science Society. They invited their neighboring churches to join them. I learned that the church in Magdeburg was started in 1920, and was open until 1940. One practitioner and teacher built the church up through healing. In the 1920s and 1930s they had over 20 practitioners. There were two big and active churches in Magdeburg. The demand for Christian Science was such that they had to rent a cinema. One Sunday School had more than 100 pupils, and the other had more than 60 children. During Nazi times, the church was declared illegal, and was forbidden to operate. All Christian Science literature was banned and confiscated from members’ houses.

Seldom have I seen such a strong and sincere band of Christian Science warriors.

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