George Wendell Adams, C.S.B.

Pencil portrait by Janet Shirley Hill. Gift of Mrs. Dorothy P. Bissell.


GEORGE WENDELL ADAMS, from Kingston, Massachusetts, began attending Christian Science services at Boston’s Chickering Hall in 1889 as a teenager after his mother was healed through Christian Science treatment. After Primary class instruction in 1891 with Emily M. Meader, a student of Mrs. Eddy’s, George joined The Mother Church and helped organize First Church of Christ, Scientist, Plymouth, Massachusetts, serving as First Reader and in other capacities. He entered the public practice of Christian Science in Boston in 1895. As a member of Mrs. Eddy’s final class in 1898, Mr. Adams received the degree of C.S.B., but didn’t start teaching until 1912. Appointed Clerk of The Mother Church in 1922, he resigned in 1925 to become a member of the Board of Directors, an office he held for nearly three decades. Overall, George Adams devoted more than 60 years of service to the Christian Science movement.

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