Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Raikes, Robert (1735-1811), founder of Sunday-schools, was a printer and newspaper proprietor of Gloucester, and used his fortune, chiefly acquired from the sale of patent medicines, in furthering benevolent objects. In 1780 he instituted the system known as Sunday-schools.

“For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Ephesians 2:10