Lady Victoria Murray, C.S.B.

Watercolor reproduction. Gift of Lady Mildred FitzGerald.


LADY VICTORIA MURRAY, the daughter of the Earl and Countess of Dunmore, began her public work in the field of Christian Science in England in 1899 at the age of 22. In 1900, after she was called to Lancashire to attend a doctor’s daughter, whom she subsequently healed, her services as a Christian Science practitioner were in great demand. Victoria made several trips to Boston with different members of her family, and in 1901 she had Normal class instruction under the Christian Science Board of Education, and became a teacher. Lady Victoria settled in Manchester, England, and was instrumental in gathering together a band of Christian Scientists who would later form First Church of Christ, Scientist, Manchester, dedicated in 1908. Under her guidance, a Sunday School and Reading Room were established in 1902, and a copy of Science and Health, along with a subscription to the periodicals, was placed in two Manchester libraries.

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