Remembering Tom Barker, 1885-1967

PHSI Lecture

Remembering Tom Barker 1885-1967
Missionary to China 1913-51,
Moderator of the General Assembly 1956-57.

Image - The Very Rev T M Barker. 1956

by Dr Salters Sterling
former Academic Secretary, Trinity College Dublin

on Thursday, 19 January 2017
at 3.00pm
in Union Theological College
108 Botanic Avenue

image - Union Theological College, Belfast

This afternoon lecture gives an insight into the life of the Rev Professor Thomas McCurdy Barker who served as a missionary in China from 1913 to 1951 and returned to Ireland taking up parish ministry until his retirement in 1959. He was imprisoned during the Second World War by the Japanese in Nagasaki and was there when the atomic bomb was exploded over the city on 9 August 1945.

(This is an additional lecture - it is not listed in the 2016-17 PHSI Lectures Programme card.)

Everyone welcome.