Rose E. Cochrane, C.S.B.

Portrait by Susan Ricker Knox. Original Longyear Collection.


E. ROSE COCHRANE, the daughter of Effie Andrews, married R.I. Cochrane of Edinburgh, Scotland, and in 1895 was listed in The Christian Science Journal as a practitioner in Edinburgh. In January 1898, Mr. and Mrs. Cochrane started to hold church services in their home, and that November Mrs. Cochrane was invited to Concord, New Hampshire, to attend Mrs. Eddy’s last class. Rose’s mother also attended. A year later a church was organized in Edinburgh, with Mrs. Cochrane serving as First Reader, and a Reading Room was established at the same address on Duke Street. Rose Cochrane was not only the first practitioner in Scotland, but the first teacher as well, and so played a notable part in the early foundation of Christian Science in Scotland.

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