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2023 Annual Meeting

The discovery today—where hearts catch fire

From the September 2023 issue of The Christian Science Journal

What follows is an edited and abbreviated transcript of the 2023 Annual Meeting of The Mother Church, which took place June 5 in the Church Extension and online. To watch the full replay, visit All links in this report will be viewable until June 2, 2024.

Opening Annual Meeting, Rich Evans, Chair of the Christian Science Board of Directors, welcomed the worldwide Church family attending in person and via the internet. He introduced the new President of The Mother Church for 2023–2024, Anne Melville, a Christian Science practitioner and teacher from Northland, New Zealand. 

After the singing of Hymn No. 550 from the Christian Science Hymnal: Hymns 430–603, Anne read the following passages from the Bible, and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Retrospection and Introspection, and Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896 by Mary Baker Eddy:

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