The Manual By-Law

The Basis for Christian Science Nursing

 Mary Baker Eddy saw the need to provide for students of Christian Science to have access to practical help in times of need.  She established the office of the Christian Science Nurse in 1908 by inserting a new By-Law in the Manual of The Mother Church, Article VIII, Section 31, p. 49:7–16, which reads,

“Christian Science Nurse. Sect. 31. 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.

The cards of such persons may be inserted in The Christian Science Journal under rules established by the publishers.


“So brightly burns Love’s holy glow, so constant shines its light, that none can claim he doth not know the pathway through the night, for see, tis lit by Love divine to trace for us His wise design”  Hymn 311:1




“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” — II TIMOTHY 1:7