William Carey was born in Paulerspury and received his formal education here. He went on to found the Baptist Missionary Society in 1792 and led its first mission in India from 1794 to his death forty years later. He was a great linguist and scholar, translating the Bible into over 10 Indian languages. His love of horticulture commenced in Paulerspury in the schoolhouse Gardens (now the site of the Village Hall) and culminated in his founding of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of India.
The ancient Doomsday village of Paulerpury is commemorating in 2011
the 250th anniversary year of William Carey, the greatest son of the village
- A visual presentation of his life and achievements will be situated in the Church of
St James (key - Church warden)
- A booklet of his life and work in India will be available - From 2011 at a cost of £4.99 + p+p.
- A C.D audio of his journal and letters home to his sisters and father will be available.
(2 C.D'S - 90 minutes - £14.99 + p+p) from 2011.
This is the story of Paulerspury's great man ...