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Clapham Sect

Clapham Sect  

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An influential evangelical network whose activity in the early 19th cent. found a base in Clapham. The name was popularized and perhaps coined by Sir James Stephen in the Edinburgh Review (1844). The ...
faith School

faith School  

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A school in which the ethos and teaching are to some extent controlled by a religious body. In Britain there were charity schools and from the late 18th century Sunday Schools, but the provision of ...
National Society

National Society  

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The popular name of the Society founded in 1811 as ‘The National Society for the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church’. It was one of the pioneers in the provision of ...
Robert Raikes

Robert Raikes  

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(1736–1811),founder of Sunday Schools. A native of Gloucester, he was educated at the College (i.e. Cathedral) School. He became an advocate of many philanthropic causes which he supported in ...

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