We bring to our work over 300 years of experience and expertise. We are proud of our history and have learned deep lessons from it
For USPG, life began in 1701, when we were founded by the Revd Thomas Bray to export the traditions of the Church of England to expatriates who had settled in North America.
The work grew over the decades, so that eventually we were working with churches in many countries and continents.
Our colourful 300-year history contains many examples of pioneering work carried out by men and women who were not afraid to break with convention.
In 1701, our official name was the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG).
In 1965 we joined with the Universities' Mission to Central Africa (UMCA) to form USPG, meaning United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.
In 1968 we were joined by the Cambridge Mission to Delhi (CMD).
In August 2016, we updated the meaning of the acronym USPG to: United Society Partners in the Gospel.