Most of the time, they teach in dank cathedral basements or remote rural parishes. The work is unpaid, there is no opportunity for professional development and little or no contact with others doing the same kind of work.
They are Canadian Anglican Sunday school teachers and they’re not going to take it anymore.
To ease their sense of disconnect and to learn from each other, Canadian Anglican Sunday school teachers have decided to band together online. It is the first initiative of its kind in Canada, said Coline Bettson, a Sunday school teacher from St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Dauphin, Man. “Our geographic isolation is over! We are now virtual colleagues,” said an invitation letter sent by Ms. Bettson, who is leading the initiative.
There are more than 1,000 Anglican Sunday school teachers across Canada. “We will share our faith, fun ideas for lessons, plentiful or meager resources and occasional frustrations, and feel we are one,” said Ms. Bettson.
A subscriber base will communicate using a Google group known as Canadian Anglican Teachers. To inquire about joining, contact Coline Bettson at [email protected] or at (204) 638-0777.