Definition of Sunday school in US English:

Sunday school


  • A class held on Sundays to teach children about their religion.

    • ‘As a child I went to Sunday school and church every week.’
    • ‘Regularly three times a week we have meetings and continue to teach children in our Sunday school.’
    • ‘In the three years the congregation has grown to more than 100 and along with the Sunday school there is now a Bible class for teenagers.’
    • ‘Mrs Pye became a well-known figure in the town and was a stalwart of St David's Church, where she taught at the Sunday school.’
    • ‘Wanting to preserve and transmit a great culture, we even teach Sunday school and Hebrew classes.’
    • ‘He was very active in church, teaching Sunday school and leading youth for many years.’
    • ‘At my old Sunday school in Mosgiel we were taught that those were important Christian principles.’
    • ‘This idea was shelved, and the church was used only as a Sunday school.’
    • ‘They were devoted members of the Upham Road United Reformed Church, where Frank ran the Sunday school for a number of years.’
    • ‘We had a thriving church, three services on Sundays and a four-class Sunday school.’
    • ‘Smith started the brigade as a means of controlling the boys who attended his Scottish free church Sunday school.’
    • ‘A long-standing member of the Parish Church, who ran the Sunday school for many years, has died aged 101.’
    • ‘Mr Finch said the scheme would also cut off the vicarage from the Methodist church in Stockbridge Road, which runs a joint Sunday school.’
    • ‘There was a lot of religious convention: going to church and church school and Sunday school.’
    • ‘The event, organised by the Sunday school of Stillingfleet Parish Church, was planned as an alternative to a nativity play.’
    • ‘Josephine has only finished third grade but decided to enroll in a Sunday school at a local church in Virginia.’
    • ‘In addition, it is hoped that the church can set up a Sunday school around the nearby Orbital Shopping Centre.’
    • ‘We had a new student who had never been to Sunday school or summer Bible school before.’
    • ‘At the same time, a Sunday school for children was established.’
    • ‘They have been given Bibles, tracts and other Christian material, and some have even started coming to our Sunday school.’


Sunday school

/ˈsənˌdeɪ ˌskul/