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Thomas Bray, an English country parson, was appointed by the Bishop of London to oversee Anglican parishes in the Maryland colony. He visited there once and took a lasting interest in the American Church, but his greatest influence was as founder of two major missionary societies back home, for Promoting Christian Knowledge (1698) and for Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (1701), both still in existence and successful all over the world. (artist unknown)

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