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  • Although the phrase ‘Sunday school’ now tends to be greeted with condescension, when Robert Raikes created the first modern Sunday schools it was a revolutionary answer to a desperate social need. Listen to Podcast Episode Raikes was born in 1735 in Gloucester. His father was editor on the Gloucester Journal, a local paper with a wide circulation. Raikes took over his father’s newspaper business in his twenties and, a shrewd and conscientious manager, [...]

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