Friday April 15 at 7:00 PM
Blackheath United Church
• In 1908 Blackheath Chalmers Presbyterian, now
Blackheath United, sponsored Agnes Hall of
Blackheath as a missionary to China. She married
Hugh MacKenzie in China. He was at that time in
charge of Finance of the Presbyterian Church in
• The two of them served the United Church of
Canada until 1943.
• The eldest of their 7 children, Florence, a nurse,
married Eric Liddell.
• Eric Liddell was the Olympic gold and bronze
medalist for Scotland in
• 1924 and portrayed in the movie “Chariots of Fire”.
His gold medal was a record time which stood for
• After the Olympics he went to China as a
missionary and served there until 1945. In 1942 he
was interred in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in
China until his death in 1945.
• Two of Eric and Florence’s daughters Patricia Liddell
Russell and Heather Liddell Ingham will tell of their
visit last summer to that P.O.W. camp.
• It was the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the
• While there, Patricia and Heather unveiled a ‘larger
than life’ statue of their father, Eric Liddell.
Presentation by Eric and Florence
Patricia Liddell Russell & Heather
Good Will Offering for
WUM Syrian Refugee Fund
Call for Tickets 905-659-7679
ROAST BEEF DINNER
Saturday, APRIL 30th 5 pm
STRABANE UNITED CHURCH
1565 Brock Road - N of Conc 8 W
155 Freelton Rd., Freelton
•F I S H F R Y•
• Saturday, May 7th,
4. - 7 p.m.
Fish – Salads – Buns
Dessert – Coffee, Tea or Juice Tickets – Adults $12, Children
under 12 - $5
Marie at 905-659-1021
“Good Food - Good Company - Good Times”