"The objects of the the charity are the advancement of the religion of Christian Science, and the ministry of spiritual healing in accordance with its teachings, by providing financial support for the profession of Christian Science nursing generally by means of pecuniary or other assistance to persons who are or have been Christian Science Nurses."
The Pension Trust Fund for Christian Science Nurses is a charity and has a two-fold purpose:
The Benevolence Fund provides help to current and retired Christian Science Nurses.
The Scholarship Fund provides funding for active Christian Scientists who would like to take up Christian Science nursing as a career.
What We Do
As a Benevolent Fund the Trust provides the following financial help to eligible working and retired Christian Science nurses in the UK:
Up to two weeks' Christian Science nursing care annually, as needed, in one of the Christian Science Houses or at home, and
Rest and Study annually in one of the Christian Science Houses, or attendance at a Christian Science Nursing Conference, up to the value of £1,000.
Christmas gifts to retired Christian Science nurses at the discretion of the Board.
Attendance at Christian Science nursing conferences.
Grants, which are subject to means testing, may also be made for:
subscriptions to the Christian Science periodicals
moving house or for essential home improvement
costs related to travel to and from work
air fares for overseas Christian Science nurses to return home or to Association once every two years
regular monthly payments to retired Christian Science nurses
accommodation or living expenses.
Scholarship Fund for training Christian Science nurses
We recognise that the cost of training can be a barrier for those wishing to become Christian Science nurses. With seed funding from The Westminster Fund, we have therefore set up a Christian Science nurses’ Training Scholarship Fund to support Christian Science nursing activity and healing. This enables members of The Mother Church to prepare for the ministry of Christian Science nursing, or to return to Christian Science nursing after a break.
Applications from potential trainees will be considered on an individual basis for training costs, living expenses including rent, short-term mortgage help, child care, travel etc.
Assistance can be given with the costs of mentoring in the field; both trainees and mentors may apply.
Working, retired and trainee Christian Science nurses are invited to apply to the Trust for financial help via our Administrator, whose contact information is on the right.