Springfield House is now open
We are delighted to announce that Springfield House is now open to patients and guests. Our Christian Science nurses and other staff look forward to welcoming you.
If you are interested in coming to stay for spiritual refreshment or to support your Christian Science healing prayers please get in touch – Office telephone: 01633 401900 or email@example.com or by post Whitehaven Trust Ltd, Springfield House, Well Lane, Llanvair Discoed, nr Chepstow NP16 6LP.
For more information go to our Springfield House page.
Click to download a copy of our latest We are Open flyer.
What We Do
Whitehaven Trust provides Christian Science nursing care for those who radically rely on Christian Science for healing. The Trust sees Christian Science nursing as an essential part of the healing ministry, and currently maintains a Visiting Christian Science Nursing Service as a Domiciliary Care Agency registered with the Care Quality Commission. This service enables patients to receive practical care and support in their own homes.
The Trust also supports training and mentoring for Christian Science nurses.
We are still recruiting Christian Science nurses
We would love to hear from anyone interested in working at Springfield House. It is in a beautiful location in South Wales.
Click here for information on current opportunities.
Springfield House is registered with CSSIW
Our Christian Science nursing facility at Springfield House is officially registered with the Care and Social Service Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW).
Take a photo tour of Springfield House
If you would like to see some photos of Springfield House taken last year click here.
Open Day, Saturday, 10 September 2016
We will be holding an open day at Springfield House on Saturday, 10 September. Please save the date if you possibly can. More information will be available shortly.
The guest of honour will Bonnie Castroman, Manager of Christian Science Nursing Activities with The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Mass, USA.
Go to our News & Events page to download the invitation.
Our Visiting Christian Science Nursing Service
Christian Science nursing care in patients’ own homes
For many years Whitehaven Trust has provided the Christian Science Visiting Nursing Service for the South West of England and often further afield.
To find out more about our Visiting CS nursing service click here.
Telephone the VCSNS on 0800-030-4157
What is a Christian Science nurse?
The role of the Christian Science nurse was established over 100 years ago by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science and is described in the Manual of The Mother Church Article VIII, Section 31 (page 49):
Christian Science Nurse. SECT. 31. “A member of The Mother Church who represents himself or herself as a Christian Science nurse shall be one who has a demonstrable knowledge of Christian Science practice, who thoroughly understands the practical wisdom necessary in a sick room, and who can take proper care of the sick.
The cards of such persons may be inserted in The Christian Science Journal under rules established by the publishers.”
There are hundreds of Christian Science nurses across the world providing compassionate and practical care for people both in their own homes and in Christian Science nursing facilities.