First Church of Christ, Scientist in San Francisco is one of the many worldwide branches of The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts. Our church is designed to “commemorate the word and works of our Master [Christ Jesus], which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing.” (The Manual of The Mother Church, by Mary Baker Eddy) As a Bible-based, Christian denomination, we have many resources to help you on your spiritual journey.

Who is Mary Baker Eddy?

She is the discover and founder of Christian Science and the author of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the text book of Christian Science.

Church Services

11 AM to 12 NOON

Our Sunday Service is based on a weekly Bible Lesson subject with selections from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. This lesson is read in every Christian Science church throughout the world. It may be studied by anyone during the week before the Sunday Service.

Sunday School

11 AM to 12 NOON

Our Sunday School is for young people up to the age of 20. Early focus on the Ten Commandments and Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount helps guide thought to basic Christian living and healing. Older students learn how to apply scientific prayer to everyday problems.

Wednesday Meetings

7:30 to 8:30 PM

Come and hear testimonies from people applying the healing truths from the Bible and Christian Science teachings to all aspects of their lives. Readings from the Scriptures and the Christian Science textbook are also part of the service.

Parking is available at Whole Foods for all of our services. Parking attendants are on duty in Whole Foods lower parking garage near the Franklin street entrance to assist you.




“I, Mary Baker Eddy, ordain the Bible, and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Pastor over The Mother Church …and they will continue to preach for this Church and the world.” (Manual of The Mother Church) “As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life.” (First Tenet of The Mother Church) Mary Baker Eddy is the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. She is the author of the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures – the book that contains the full statement of Christian Science.

“As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life.”


Practitioners, Teachers and CS Nurses

Christian Science Practitioners and Teachers are experienced healers who devote their full time to the healing ministry. They are usually available 24/7 to the general public. Practitioners and Teachers are enjoined by a Church Manual By-Law to “hold in sacred confidence all private communications made to them by their patients; also such information as may come to them by reason of practitioner to patient.” Click here for a worldwide Directory. You may also consult the listings at the back of each issue of the Christian Science Journal, available at our Reading Room. A Christian Science nurse is trained to provide skilled, non-medical care in meeting the physical needs of a patient who is working with a Christian Science practitioner.

What is a Christian Science Practitioner?

An individual available to the public, who heals through prayer-based treatment as explained in the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.


1643 Polk Street (between Sacramento and Clay Streets)
San Francisco CA 94109
Tel 415.673.0532
Email: rrfirstchurchsf@sbcglobal.net


Monday through Friday 12-8 PM
Wednesday 12-7 PM
Saturday and Sunday 1-4 PM

Reading Room

Our Reading Room provides a quiet place for study and prayer. You can buy Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures and other literature published by the Christian Science Publishing Society at our Reading Room. A librarian is on duty to answer any questions you may have, or visit JSH online. Science & Health as well as many other materials are available in multiple languages.

The READING ROOM at SFO is located in Terminal 1 of San Francisco International Airport. It is open to all for rest and study. To learn more visit http://csreadingroom-sfo.org.

“This is my commandment that you love one another as I have loved you.”



You are invited to join us for 2 free lectures:

  1. To be your own physician: The Healing Power of Christian Science
    • When: Friday June 17, 2016 from 7:30-8:30pm
    • Location: First Church of Christ, Scientist located at 1700 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA  94109
  2. Counteracting Terrorism: The Global Reach of Prayer
    • When: Saturday June 18, 2016 from 11:00am-12:00pm
    • Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Center located at 2850 19th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132 

Our speaker for both lectures will be Kari Mashos, C.S.B. Kari is in the full time healing practice of Christian Science and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. 

Free parking will be available at both lectures. To learn more please visit PERFECTNOW.ORG.

Join us in reading the Sermon on the Mount aloud at the Reading Room every Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM.

Outreach Activities

In addition to the print version, the Weekly Bible lesson is available to the community and can be accessed by phone or with a subscription on the Internet:

The Sentinel radio program is available to the community and can be accessed on the Internet, by radio, or by phone:

  • Radio: Tune into KSTE 650 AM at 7:30 AM Sunday mornings.
  • Phone: You may dial any of the following 714.442.4102, 512.703.8010, or 305.668.7500
  • Web: Visit http://www.sentinelradio.com

First Church provides volunteers to read the Lesson Sermon in the jails for the Christian Science Committee for Institutional Work in San Francisco County. Christian Science Chaplains visit the jail to meet one-on-one with inmates when requested. More information can be found on the Internet:



First Church of Christ, Scientist, San Francisco, a branch of The Mother Church in Boston, Massachusetts, was officially formed in 1895. The first public service was held in 1891 in Beethoven Hall at 336 Post Street in San Francisco. The permanent church at the corner of Franklin and California, designed by notable architect Edgar A. Mathews, was dedicated in 1913. Shortly after its dedication The Pacific Coast Architect wrote… read more

“The great structure stands, silently but eloquently beckoning us on towards a higher and more spiritual plane of living.”



To learn more about Christian Science visit ChristianScience.com.

The First Church of Christ, Scientist publishes several periodicals including the Sentinel, Journal, and Herald to aid in the study of the Bible and Christian Science. They also include testimonies of healing resulting from the prayerful application of Christian Science.

The Pulitzer prize winning newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor provides daily unbiased perspective on world events.


1700 Franklin Street (at California St)
San Francisco, CA 94109
Tel 415.673.3544
Fax 415.673.1410

Parking is available at Whole Foods for all of our services. Parking attendants are on duty in Whole Foods lower parking garage near the Franklin street entrance to assist you.

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