Welcome to Third Church!


Our members are Christian Scientists, and we’re a branch of The Mother Church – formally known as The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, MA.

As Christian Scientists, we base our spiritual practices on the Bible (both Old and New Testaments), using the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy as our key to understanding the Bible. We do our best to follow the teachings of Jesus, not only in overcoming sin but also in healing disease through spiritual means, as he taught.

Our members are regular people. We include musicians, lobbyists, professors, fundraisers, graphic designers, consultants, and journalists. And we’ve come together at Third Church to bring a spiritual perspective and healing presence to the heart of Washington, DC. We hope you’ll join us!

Visit » Open your week – and recharge the middle of your week – with inspiration from our Sunday Service and our Wednesday testimony meeting. We’d love to meet you, so feel free to come for a visit.

Christian Science Reading Room » We support a Reading Room that’s open Monday through Friday for everyone to stop in for spiritual refreshment. At the corner of 13th and I Streets, NW.

Youth » in our church means everyone – a community of youthful thinkers. We have a Sunday School for children and teens, and avenues for lifelong learning, including how to heal. Let’s go!

Readings from Wednesday Meetings » for the meetings that are held every week in our Reading Room. This site has the citations from the Bible and Science and Health as well as an audio recording of the readings.

Note: if you’re interested in what’s happening with our old building at the corners of 16th and I Streets, NW, click here.