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“The heart of Christian Science nursing can be described as presence. When sickness and other handicaps seem to deny God’s presence, love and health, Christian Science nurses can give tangible evidence of that presence.” 

 — Margaret Rogers
Christian Science Sentinel, October 2005

Who is a Christian Science nurse?

The founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, established the authority and standard for the Christian Science nurse in 1908:

“A member of The Mother Church who represents himself or herself as a Christian Science nurse shall be one who has a demonstrable knowledge of Christian Science practice, who thoroughly understands the practical wisdom necessary in a sick room, and who can take proper care of the sick."

— Mary Baker Eddy, Manual of The Mother Church, p. 49

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About Christian Science nursing

"The nurse should be cheerful, orderly, punctual, patient, full of faith, — receptive to Truth and Love."

— Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 395

Click to view short videos where Christian Science nurses share what they love most about Christian Science nursing.

Why call a Christian Science nurse?

The Christian Science nurse brings spiritual reassurance and provides skilled physical care consistent with the theology of Christian Science. He or she cares for those depending on prayer for healing as explained in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

Scope of Services

For full information on the role of the Christian Science nurse please click on the link below:

What if I can't afford the services of a Christian Science nurse?

Financial assistance is available to all patients through the Christian Science Nursing Service NSW and patients are advised that it is acceptable for them to pay whatever is within their means.


It is the policy of the Nursing Service that anyone relying on Christian Science for healing should have access to Christian Science nursing regardless of financial circumstances.

What is pastoral care and is there a charge?

Pastoral care refers to visits made to Christian Scientists who might be housebound or unable to attend their local church and would like one of our Christian Science nurses to read the Weekly Bible Lesson to them and discuss truths to uplift and give comfort. There is no charge to the patient for these visits.

How do I find a Christian Science nurse?

Sharon duToit, Sydney, NSW
         0450 412 949

Search the Christian Science Directory

You can use the Christian Science Directory to search for a Christian Science nurse or practitioner anywhere in the world.

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” 


— Matthew 11:28

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