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From the July 1914 issue of The Christian Science Journal

THE seed of Christian Science which very soon grew into First Church of Christ, Scientist, Leeds, was planted toward the end of 1902, and in September, 1904, Sunday services were started in a private house. In about a year, finding it impossible to accommodate the people, it was decided to secure larger quarters. There was some difficulty in obtaining these at first, until one who had received healing in Christian Science came forward and offered the use of business premises for the services. These were found to be eminently suitable, and later on were taken over permanently by the church.

The story of the spirit of loving gratitude which animated this earnest band, is simply and succinctly told in a letter sent to Mrs. Eddy by the church, under date of Jan. 23, 1906:

"We hope it will gladden your heart to know that the cause of Christian Science is growing in Leeds. A year ago, two or three of us met in a private house to read the Lesson-sermon together, and now we have taken good rooms near the center of the city and hold two services every Sunday. The average attendance for the last three months has been twenty in the morning and forty-two in the evening.

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