First Church of Christ, Scientist

The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Hobart is a branch of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston USA, which was founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1879. Church activity in Hobart started in 1912, when a small group, interested in healing, held services. The Church building was erected in 1928 in Brisbane Street, Hobart.

Since 1929 the Church has provided public lectures and radio talks dealing with the healing of the community and individual problems. During the Second World War, members assisted relief work and supported the forces. After the 1967 bushfires the Church helped victims, and as an outreach to humanity, it has responded to requests for disaster relief in Australia and abroad. Hobart also had the benefit of visiting speakers from the mainland and overseas.

Chris Mittelheuser