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The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts played an important role in the early religious life of colonial North Carolina. The SPG, chartered on June 16, 1701, sent Christian missionaries to the colony until the Revolutionary War. Between 1701 and 1783, about forty-six Anglican clergymen served in North Carolina. Sheppard discusses the role they played, the difficulties of procuring missionaries for the colony, and some notable missionaries from this period, including Richard Marsden. Sources for Anglican research are provided at the end of the article.
Historic St. John's Church in Williamsboro opened for visitors. The church is the oldest frame church in North Carolina dating back to the mid-1700s and provides a well-preserved look at colonial church woodwork on the interior.