Miscellaneous materials from the USPG archives

Miscellaneous materials from the USPG archives

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The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts first mission to West Africa began more than fifty years after its incorporation by royal charter during the reign of William III, with the arrival of the Reverend Thomas Thompson at James Fort on the Gambia river in January 1751/2. Continued from 1766 by the Reverend Philip Quaque, the first African to be ordained into the priesthood of the Church of England. Although an Anglican bishopric of Sierra Leone was established by the Church Mission Society in Freetown, there seems to have been a pause in SPG activity in the region following Quaque's death in 1811 until the mid-nineteenth century, with the establishment of the West Indian Church Association for the Furtherance of the Gospel in Western Africa and its mission to the Rio Ponga.
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The beginning of Africanisation

  • Contributor: Rhodes House Library
  • Reference: 72047-SPG-1951
  • Subjects:  African, Religion, History, Slavery, Colonial
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