Beginnings of the Tampa Church

In 1899, a few students of Christian Science began meeting in private residences to read the Christian Science Bible Lesson. Sunday services were held at various locations beginning in 1902. Encouragement came to the little band in the spring of 1903 when a practitioner arrived in Tampa. The church was organized with 18 members in April 1908. On January 24, 1926, the first Christian Science church service was held in the completed edifice. Dedication services were held on March 5, 1944.



Over 100 years later, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Tampa maintains an active membership. We are a branch of The Mother Church located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Our branch is located at:

408 Grand Central Ave
Tampa, FL 33606


More Information

For more info on Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, and The Mother Church, we invite you to visit the online home for the Christian Science church at