Why Sunday School?
Christians are deeply concerned about the secularisation of the rising generation lost to the Gospel. It is for this reason, over forty years ago, that Mrs Jill Masters and others at the Metropolitan Tabernacle saw the need to service the great Sunday School movement.
Since then, her evangelistic ‘Lessons for Life‘ Sunday School resources have enabled a growing team ofSunday School teachersto gradually enlarge the Tabernacle’s Sunday School to over 1,000 children today.
Sunday School children around the world have voted by their attendance and we offer a wealth of Sunday Schoolresourcesto others who see the urgent need to start or enlarge a traditional, Sunday afternoon Sunday School with abundant ideas for Sunday Schools and all other related activity.
Our Sunday Schools
We give a warm welcome to all children and teenagers who come along to one of our Sunday Schools or Bible Classes. Sunday School runs from 3-4pm every Sunday and is completely free. Newcomers are welcome to join on any Sunday, and parents can come to see what their children are taught.
Currently over 150 teachers and other staff operate our Sunday Schools in London, plus those who help with transportation, involving a fleet of 20 minibuses and numerous private cars. This not only makes it the largest Sunday School in London, but also in the UK.
The Sunday School calendar includes a summer outing for the children, and special anniversary, prizegiving and Christmas services (open to parents).
All teachers and regular assistants hold Disclosure and Barring Service certificates, and a Child Protection Policy is operated by the Tabernacle.
One of our minibuses or cars might be able to collect your children for Sunday School. Call us on 020 7735 7076 or email [email protected]
Top-quality professional artwork serves to make these visuals compelling to a generation of children accustomed to sophisticated graphics.
The Christian Church has a superb tradition of God-glorifying hymns and choruses suitable for children’s worship.
Teachers are ambassadors for the Lord Jesus Christ, through teaching the Gospel to young souls.
For children who regularly attend Sunday School or Bible Class there are popular mid-week meetings.
Junior Church topics have a strong doctrinal emphasis, giving children a familiarity with the Scriptures.
Download a pdf copy of the 2023 Sunday School Motto Text.
Lessons for Life books 1, 2, 3 and 4 provide a structured course of Bible lessons for children from the Old and New Testaments. They cover all the great doctrines and events of the Bible in a memorable way. Sets of visual aids for each book are available separately.
Each book contains 46 Sunday School lessons, sufficient for a one year Sunday School programme and adaptable for pre-schoolers and teenage Sunday School children alike.
A well-run Sunday School strives to teach evangelistic lessons from the Bible and plants the Gospel seed in a number of young hearts for the winning of their souls to Christ.
The Sunday School Lessons for Life programme offers a distinctive challenge for young people growing up in these perilous times of atheism. They avoid the presentation of the Bible narrative as mere ‘stories’, so that the Word of God speaks powerfully to the young, pressing home the great arguments and appeals of the Gospel and Christian conversion.
The Lessons for Life books have been translated into Bengali, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.
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Throughout the operation of our meetings, and during the collection and transporting of children their safety, protection and welfare is the first priority.