Jesus Lane Sunday School Trust

The Trust manages the Jesus Lane Sunday School Endowment Trust The Jesus Lane Sunday School is an initiative believed to originate in 1827 founded by undergraduates of Queens college. It was set up to give children of the ancient parish of Barnwell (then a suburb of Cambridge, northeast of the city) instruction in the doctrine and practice of Christianity. Barnwell at this time was the poorest parish in the Brough of Cambridge housing over 7000 people. The school was initially based on Paradise Street, but this site became too small and the school moved to King Street in 1833 with permission from the Old Schools of Cambridge.

The remaining Trust provides small grants to churches within Cambridge to support their work with children and links with schools. These grants are awarded annually and open to all churches in Cambridge. Please contact us if you are interested in finding out more.