1771 - 1771 – School for the poor is established

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School for the poor is established

In 1771 Saint James established a school for “children of poor persons in communion with the Church of England as were not able to pay for their tuition” and employed Joseph Rathell as its first school teacher. Children were taught reading, writing, arithmetic, the catechism and religion. Several Africans however, “belonging to different families of the Church”, were taught separately on a Sunday evening.

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Saint James Episcopal Church
119 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717.397.4858
Office@saintjameslancaster.org

The Rev. David W. Peck, Rector
The Rev. Shayna Watson, Associate Rector
The Rev. Glenn Miller, Priest Associate

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