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United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel
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(USPG). The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG) was established by T. Bray as the first missionary society of the Church of England. In 1965 SPG united with the Universities’ Mission to Central Africa (UMCA, founded in 1857 in response to the appeal of D. Livingstone) to form USPG, which represents the catholic wing of the Anglican Church. The original aims of SPG were to supply clergy to minister to British settlers and to engage in mission work among the indigenous people under British rule. J. and C. Wesley served briefly, and unhappily, in the American …

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Ward, Kevin, “United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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