Time for Sunday School

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Time for Sunday School
Genrechildren's religious
StarringGloria Chetwynd
Ann Graham
Helene Nickerson
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
ProducersRobert Haylock
Bill Rice
Production locationMontreal
Running time30 minutes
Original release
Network CBC Television
Release7 October 1962 (1962-10-07) 
26 June 1966 (1966-06-26)

Time for Sunday School was a Canadian children's religious television series which aired on CBC Television from 1962 to 1966.



The series consisted of Bible stories and music with episodes of the US animated series Davey and Goliath . The series also featured Canadian-produced Crabapple Island segments whose leading characters were Mayor Basil Bullfrog and Myopia Mole. [1]

By late 1964, the series featured elements of comparative religion, for example featuring the subject of Hallowe'en and the historic contributions of Druids to that festival. [2]

Series hosts included Gloria Chetwynd, Ann Graham and Helene Nickerson. Nickerson left the series after June 1963 to pursue a teaching career. [3]


The series was produced at CBC Montreal by Robert Haylock, and later Bill Rice. [2] [3]


This half-hour series aired on Sunday mornings or early afternoons for four seasons, except during mid-year breaks (July to October). Its debut was 7 October 1962 and its last broadcast was on 26 June 1966.

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  1. Corcelli, John (May 2005). "Time for Sunday School". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  2. 1 2 Shaw, Jean (27 October 1964). "Sunday School Changes". The Gazette. Montreal. p. 21. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  3. 1 2 Marsters, Jack (16 May 1963). "Dial Turns". The Gazette. Montreal. p. 10. Retrieved 11 May 2013.