rooted firmly in the Angican tradition, our goal is to 

 enable christians in their indigenous churches to grow in faith and knowledge

we support projects for the creation, preparation, and distribution of Christian knowledge by utilizing print and other media; as a missionary society, we work for the proclamation and understanding of the gospel in and by all nations. 


History of SPCK/USA

More than 300 years ago...

the Reverend Thomas Bray, an Anglican priest in London, formed the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge to

“promote learning... abroad and to propagate Christian knowledge at home.” Since 1698, the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge has distributed over 30 million books and provided the means for translating the Book of Common Prayer into more than 200 languages.

SPCK sent the first printing presses to India, opened the first British schools for poor children, gave equal education to girls, sent the first printed books to Australia, established libraries for clergy and missionaries in many countries, and published the first Braille books. 

In 1983, SPCK/USA was established at the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, and in 2015 our offices moved down the mountain to Cowan, TN.

Through SPCK/USA, you are provided an exciting opportunity to participate with all the provinces of the Anglican Communion in a joint effort for Christian mission in over 125 countries. SPCK/USA is a founding member of the Episcopal Partnership for Global Mission. As a missionary society and servant of the Episcopal Church, we invite you to join with us in working toward the fulfillment of Christ’s command, “Go ye therefore and make disciples of all nations.” 

230 TENNESSEE AVE S   COWAN, TN 37318

Come visit our Book Depot

Located in the foothills of the Cumberland Plateau in Cowan, Tennessee, our book depot provides theological resources and vestments to the surrounding community. The funds raised through this ministry go on to fund our missional endevours across the globe

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Our Awesome Team

Meet the Folks that keep our ministry running

Patti Posan

Executive Director

Sewanee, Tennessee


Amy Spagna

Seminarian Intern

The Diocese of Virginia


Allen Doyle

Seminarian Intern

Tennessee Conference of The UMC


Board of Trustees

The Rev. Alex Andujar

Bradenton, FL

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Bryan

Sewanee, TN

The Rt. Rev. Philip Duncan

Austin, TX

Mr. Richard Hall

Atlanta, GA

The Rev. Dr. Deborah Jackson

Sewanee, TN

The Rev. Mia McDowell

Spartenburg, SC

Mr. John Ogden

Media, PA

The Rev. Dwight Ogier

Clarkesville, GA

Mrs. Gini Peterson


Atlanta, GA

The Rt. Rev. William Skilton

Charleston, SC

The Venerable Calhoun Walpole

Charleston, SC

Dr. Don Davis

Austin, TX