Andrew Weir of Manchuria 1873 – 1933

Biographical portrait of Rev. Andrew Weir, 1873 - 1933, Irish Presbyterian missionary to Manchuria.

Andrew Weir grew up on the slopes of Slieve Gallion, within a family who were members of Claggan Presbyterian Church. Following his studies he was ordained in 1899 for missionary service in China where he served from then until his death in 1933.

He travelled thousands of miles across Manchuria on foot or by ox cart preaching the gospel and encountering dangers along the way. In addition he had a great influence within the Chinese Church as a very able church administrator and a wise counsellor.

His son, the late Very Rev. Dr A.J. (Jack) Weir, was himself a missionary in China, and later Clerk and, in 1976, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. This lecture was given in Claggan to mark the centenary of his ordination.

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Andrew Weir of Manchuria 1873 - 1933