Postal Bible School was originally called Postal Sunday School and began in County Cork in 1958. It began as the work of Bert and Wendy Gray who believed in the importance of young people learning from the bible and wanted to cater for those in remote areas. It began with just one student and is now used by thousands of young people in a dozen different countries with about 5000 of those students in the Republic of Ireland. The lessons have been edited on an ongoing basis to keep them up to date with current graphics design, but the central message is still fully bible based.
In 1992 Bert and Wendy passed the running of Postal Bible School in Ireland on to Noel and Liza McMeekin and concentrated their own efforts on the design and content of the lessons as well as their use in other countries.
Noel and Liza continued to run the PBS from Cootehill in Co Cavan for over 25 years. In 2018 Noel and Liza handed over the leadership of the work to their son and daughter-in-law, Gareth and Margaret, but continue to help in any way they can. The work of Postal Bible School continues with the help of many other Christians who give freely of their time. From the very beginning the Postal Sunday School brought people together for events and continues to do so with Annual Prizegivings and Summer Camp which is generally a highlight of the year for many of the teenagers who attend.
Click here to find more information on the history of PBS on the Bible Educational Services (BES) website.