Two of our most commonly asked questions are how do I leave the Mother Church, and how do I leave my CS Association?
Unless you have formally withdrawn your membership, you are likely still counted as a member of the Mother Church, aka The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston.
With a quick e-mail to the Office of the Clerk you can formally withdraw your membership, or you can write a letter.
If you do it via e-mail, it takes around 36-48 hours for them to reply. A sample letter is provided below.
The Church may ask why you are choosing to leave, however this should not impede your ability to do so.
Clerk The First Church of Christ, Scientist Membership, P06-10 210 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115-3195
Feel free to use the following letters as a template to write your own letter to the Clerk (or copy and paste it into your e-mail). If you do not receive a reply within 30 days, you may want to follow up with an e-mail.
Your Address Clerk The First Church of Christ, Scientist Membership, P06-10 210 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115-3195 Date Dear Church Clerk, I hereby voluntarily withdraw my membership from The First Church of Christ, Scientist, effective immediately, and request that you remove my name permanently from your membership records. I wish no further contact from the Church except to confirm that my name has been removed from your records. I expect to receive that confirmation within a reasonably short time. Thank you for taking care of this in a timely manner. Sincerely, Your Name
How to Write a Goodbye Letter to CS Teacher
Keep it short & to the point, no need to engage further or explain! This could also work for a Branch Church or TMC membership as well.
Dear [Teacher’s Name],
I find I am no longer walking the path of Christian Science. As such, I formally withdraw my name from your Association. Please remove me promptly from your roll. I appreciate this being done in a timely manner.
I wish you the best going forward.