Seagoe Parish Magazine.
Rey. J. W. Appelbe, M.A.,
Rev. W. F. Hayes, B.A., L.Th„
The Bungalow, Lower Seagoe,
Rector's—JOHN H. TWINEM.
THE CLERGY WILL ESTEEM IT A FAVOUR
IF IN CASES OF SICKNESS THES ARE
CALENDAR FOR AUGUST.
August 1st—10th Sunday after Trinity.
8th—11th Sunday after Trinity.
15th—12th Sunday after Trinity.
22nd—13th Sunday after Trinity.
29th—14th Sunday after Trinity.
The Lord Bishop confirmed seventy-three candidates at the Confirmation
service held in Seagoe Parish Church, on
Wednesday, July 7th, at 8 p.m. There
were twenty-nine boys and forty-two
girls from Seagoe Parish, and two girls
from Tullylish. The Rev. L. W. Crooks,
M.A., Rector of Knockbreda, acted as
Bishop's Chaplain. The Seagoe candidates
were presented by the Rector, and
the Very Rev. the Dean of Dromore presented
the Tullylish candidates.
The impressive nature of the service
was enhanced by the inspiring address
given by the Bishop, who based his remarks
on the Service for Holy Communion
in our Prayer Book. He stressed
the importance of Prayer, Bible-reading,
Public Worship, and frequent attendance
at Holy Communion as vital helps for the
Christian. These are the " means of
grace" for which we thank God every
time we join in the " General Thanksgiving".
Those present were also reminded
that in these days no progressing Christian
worthy of the name can be a looker-on
or adopt a neutral attitude, while the
things for which Christ lived and died are
being ignored or challenged by Anti-Christ.
To-day, more than ever before,
Christ expects of us, who profess to be His
disciples, not just lip service but utter surrender
and a full consecration of ourselves
to the carrying out of His Will. This
means that we must work for him, witness
for Him, worship Him. When a
boy or girl is confirmed, it does not mean,
that after that service they can rest on
their oars and think they have done
enough, but it means that they have realised
their responsibilities all the days of
their life. What a power for good it would
be if those seventy-one young people
would really by their work, witness and
worship show themselves to be not merely
lookers-on but actively engaged in the
fight against sin in themselves and in the
world around them. The following were
Boys—Herbert Atkinson, James Brownlee,
William James Whiteside, Frederick
Porter, Joseph McMurray, Robert Guy,
Walter White, Robert Neill, Thomas
McMurray, Ernest Caddell, William Joseph
Russell, Benjamin Pentland, Richard Wilson Robinson,
Alfred Hall, Joseph Russell
Simpson, William John Caddell, James
Simpson, James Jennett, Robert Abraham,
Jim Ruddell, Frank Dickson, Jack
Best, Joseph Pierson, David Neill, George
Lester, Robert Ruddell, James Hamill,
Bertie Neill, Thomas Cecil Nesbitt.
Girls-—Emma Christabel McNeill, Esther
Hunter, Irene McBroom, Mary Evelyn
McBroom, Elizabeth Hunter, Violet Hoy,
Olive Vennard, Margaret Caruth Donaldson,
May Jennett, Ellie Maxwell, Margaret
Anderson, Norah Trainor, Pearl
Gilpin, Evelyn Brennan, Margaret Russell,
Mabel Gracey, Meta Campbell, Irene
Gracey, Sarah Ida Doreen Gracey, Amy
Cousins, Doris Campbell, Elizabeth
Kearns, Maureen Boyce, Gladys Hoy,
Margaret Jane Bell, Jean Finney, Maria
Irene Porter, Charlotte Edna Gray, Sarah
Kearns, Gladys Winifred Porter, Elizabeth
Sherman, Emily Morrison, Myrtle Leonia
Caddell, Ida Guy, Olive Magee, Isabel
Magee, Anna Dorothea Lester, Isobel
Magennis, Vera Louise Gracey, Mary
Elizabeth Heyburn, Frances Helen Stanfield,
As we go to press we learn of the arrival
of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Twinem
who are on a visit from U.S.A. Mr. Twinem
is visiting his old home in Lylo. We extend
to them a hearty welcome and wish
them a pleasant visit.
SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE.
In accordance with their usual custom
the local Orange Lodges attended Seagoe
Parish Church on Sunday evening, July
11th. There was a splendid turn-out of
Orangemen. The procession was led by
Major Shillington, Sir Wm. Allen and Mr.
David Rock. One of the lessons was read
by the Rev. Harry Joyce, a Portadown
man who is now a Presbyterian minister
in Canada and was visiting Northern Ireland
as one of the representatives of the
Orange delegates from Canada and the
An impressive sermon very appropriate
to the occasion was delivered by the Rev.
G. A. Boulger, M.A., of Ardmore. Mrs.
Casey was the organist on this occasion.
The collection was in aid of the Lord
Enniskillen Memorial Orphan Fund.
The local branch of the Mothers' Union
was entertained by Mr. and Mrs. James
Twinem at their home in Lylo, on Thursday, July 8th.
In spite of the heavy rain a fair number
were able to avail themselves of this kind
hospitality and a most enjoyable afternoon was spent.
The Men's Bible Class will be resumed
in Edenderry Orange Hall on Sunday
morning, August 22nd, at 10.15 a.m.
As was announced in our last issue, all
the Sunday Schools in the Parish will resume
work on Sunday, August 22nd, when
it is hoped that all teachers and pupils
will be in their usual places. We especially
request parents to see that their
children attend punctually and regularly,
and we would remind the teachers to
set their pupils a good example in these
SEAGOE AFTERNOON SUNDAY SCHOOL
Miss Guy, owing to pressing home
duties, finds herself unable to continue as
Superintendent of Seagoe Afternoon Sunday
School and we accept her resignation
with regret. Miss Guy has rendered faithful
service as a Sunday School Superintendent
in three centres, Levaghery,
Drumgor and Seagoe Afternoon, during a
period extending over seventeen years,
which is a fine record.
EDENDERRY AFTERNOON SUNDAY
Mr. Harry Hynes has resigned from his
position of Superintendent of Edenderry
Afternoon Sunday School. He is leaving
shortly to pursue a course of theological
training with a view to his being ordained,
in St. John's Hall, Highbury, London.
He has our best wishes for the future,
and we are grateful to him for his
good work on behalf of Edenderry Afternoon Sunday School.
Mr. Cathcart has kindly consented to
act as Superintendent of Edenderry
Afternoon Sunday School. Mr. Cathcart
is no stranger to this work and we are confident
that the Sunday School will continue
to flourish under his supervision.
“ Suffer little children to come unto Me, and
forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of
July 4th—Joseph, son of Joseph and Violet Hamilton, 17, Foundry Street.
July 4th—Brian Garfield, son of Samuel Geo. and Elizabeth Anna M'NeiIl,
July 4th—Mildred, daughter of William James and Jane Anna Campbell,
July 4th—-Thomas Maurice Albert, son of George and Susanna Jane Simpson,
“Those whom God hath joined together let no
man put asunder,"
10th July—Joseph Watson, Ballinacor and Edna May Vennard, 5, Florence
10th July—Israel Moore McCreedy, Lurgan Road and Elizabeth M'Mahon,
13th July—George Lowry Pollock, Ballygargan, and Mary Ellenor White,
21st July—Samuel George Canavan, Bleary, and Lily Mayes, Carrickblacker.
23rd July—-Norman Guy, Derryvore, and Millicent Coulter, Tarson.
“Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord
from henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit, that they
may rest from their labours."
14th July—Thomas Armstrong, Parnell St., Dublin, aged 68 years.
SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE
C.L.B. CAMP AT BANGOR.
The camp for the Training Corps of
the Down and Connor and Dromore
Battalion of the Church Lads' Brigade
was held this year at Bangor, County
Down. The actual site of the camp was
the Bangor Rugby Football grounds, off
the Ballymaconnell Road. It is a splendid
field, situated on high ground close to the
town and the shore and commanding a
very good view of the surrounding countryside.
The camp opened on Saturday,
July 17th, not only in an ideal place but
under exceptionally good weather conditions
which continued, on the whole, quite
favourable to the end. The only heavy
rain came at night, when everyone was
tucked under blankets and covered by
tents that proved waterproof.
There were approximately one hundred
boys under canvas. Most of them came
from Belfast. There were exceptionally
large numbers from the Lambeg and
Broomhedge companies, while seven lads
came all the way from Omagh. Seagoe
sent six spirited representatives, and to
keep the balance of power the Rev. W. F.
Hayes, who acted as Camp Chaplain. Capt.
E. Mitchell came for the opening weekend
and was also present on sports day
with Mrs. Mitchell. The camp was honoured
with the presence of Colonel-Commandant Fryer, who remained for the
week. The capable band of young officers
in charge did everything possible for the
success of the camp and the welfare of all
present. To their zeal, efficiency and
generosity the Battalion and the campers
owe a very real debt of gratitude.
The day began at 8 a.m., when the Reveille
was sounded. After washing, there
was a short silence for prayer which was
creditably observed, Breakfast was followed
by the daily line inspection, for
which all blankets were neatly folded and
Placed outside the tents. At 10.30 each
day a short service was conducted by the
Chaplain. The much enjoyed bathing
Parade came later. It was great fun. The
merry family of over a hundred boys and
officers attracted many spectators on the
shore. After dinner, the boys were allowed
to leave the camp and to amuse themselves
as they chose. They never failed to
return for tea at five and for supper at
9.30 p.m. At 9.45 the bell for prayers
brought a deadly hush, and at ten o'clock
the tired army went under canvas for the
Sports and Visitors' Day.
In camp every facility was provided for
amusement. There were many games of
cricket and football. Wednesday was
Sports and Visitors' day. A very good programme
of events was arranged and keenly
contested. A nice selection of prizes
was distributed to the winners. A large
number of parents and friends visited the
camp and were entertained to tea. Among
the visitors were Mrs. Fryer, Canon Cullimore,
of Omagh, Dr. George, of Rhyl, the
Rev. W. H. and Mrs. Ruddock, and Major
the Rev. W. and Mrs. Hall, of Ballynure.
From Seagoe come Mr. and Mrs. Moore,
Mrs. Pentland, Mrs. Hall, and Mrs Hunter.
Mrs. Mitchell, Miss T. Wilson and Mrs.
Lutton gave valuable help at the tea. Mrs.
Lutton won the ladies' race.
Close contact was established with a
B.B. Company from Glasgow, who were
camping on the same grounds. They
proved very good companions. They
shared in our sports and amusements. On
an invitation from the C.L.B. Chaplain
they were very pleased to join us in our
daily service. They were unfortunate in
having several accidents. On each occasion
the C.LB. officers were able to render
them valued assistance in first aid. The
efficiency of some of our officers in this
department made us very useful neighbours.
The Glasgow Company very generously
put their Pipe Band at our service
for Sports Day, and on occasions they
headed our bathing parade. On the night
before we left they invited the C.L.B. to
join with them in what proved to be a
very enjoyable camp fire sing-song. There
was much exchanging of souvenirs between
the campers. The Glasgow Company
gave us a good send-off and turned
out a guard of honour when we left on Saturday afternoon.
SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE
The Camp Spirit.
A splendid spirit of comradeship, friendship and sportsmanship prevailed
throughout, Taken all round, the camp
was a great success. This, in no small
measure, was due to the efficiency and
energy of the camp staff, the Commanding
Officer, the Adjutant and the Quarter Master.
Food is always an important
item. We were fortunate in having a very
capable cook and staff of assistants. The
bugle call for meals, sounded four times a
day, was always promptly obeyed. Though
liberal helpings were given there were
many, like Oliver Twist, who came back
for more. Each boy brought his own mug
and plate; some were wise, they brought
deep dishes and so lost nothing—a hint
worth remembering for next year. A
brisk trade was carried on at the camp
canteen, from twenty-five to thirty dozen
of minerals were sold daily. There were
no accidents or sickness to damp the
brightness of the holidays. It was a week
of unbroken enjoyment and refreshment.
All who were privileged to take part in it,
not only have happy memories of the
camp of the Coronation Year, 1937, they
go back to ordinary life better fitted "to
play the game." We look forward to the
camp of next year. It is hoped the Seagoe
Company of the C.L.B. will be present in
Guard of Honour for the Royal Visitors.
The Church Lads' Brigade had the distinction
of providing the Guard of Honour
when their Majesties visited the Youth
Rally, at Balmoral, on Wednesday, July
28th. Sergeant-Major F. Shanks was a
member of the guard. The Seagoe Pipe
Band also had the honour of playing in
the selections given by the Church Lads'
Brigade Massed Band.
C.L.B. CAMP AT SCARBOROUGH.
The camp for the senior members of the
Down and Connor and Dromore Battalion
of the Church Lads' Brigade was held this
year at Scarborough. Colonel Fryer, several
officers and a large number of cadet:
crossed over to the camp. There they
joined the Blackburn Battalion. It was a
very fine camp and the weather was exceptionally
good. Scarborough is one of
the most beautiful seaside resorts in England.
It is hoped next year that a good
number from Seagoe Company will be there.
SERVICES—The PARISH CHURCH
HOLY COMM UNION—1st Sunday after Morning
Prayer ; 3rd Sunday at 8 a.m., and on the Chief
HOLY BAPTISM—1st Sunday of each Month at 4
p.m., and during any Service in the Parish Church,
notice be given ; Two Sponsors at least are required
and they must be Confirmed Members of the Church,
Churchings are held at each Baptism. Mothers are
expected to bring a thankoffering. (See Book of
Common Prayer )
MORNING PRAYER—Sundays and Chief Festivals,
11 30 a m.
EVENING PRAYER—Sundays, 7 p.m.
Hacknahay—Last Sunday of Month at 3-30 p,m.
Drumgor—Second Sunday of Month at 4 p.m.
Edenderry—Services as announced.
BIBLE CLASS FOR MEN in Edenderry on
Sundays at 10-15 a.m.
SUNDAY SCHOOLS -10 a.m. Edenderry Parochial
Hall and Seagoe School. 3 p.m. Seagoe, Edenderry
Parochial Hall, Levaghery, Hacknahay, Carne,
MOTHERS' UNION—2nd Tuesday of each month
at 7-30 p.m.
CHURCH LADS' BRIGADE in the Parochial Hall
on Tuesdays and Fridays,
GIRLS' FRIENDLY SOCIETY in Seagoe School on
alternate Mondays at 8 p.m.
SEAGOE P.E. SCHOOL, 9-15 a.m. Principal—Mr.
MARRIAGES must be performed between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Licenses are issued by Ven. Archdeacon Hannon
Rectory, Lurgan. Due notice (48 hours) must be given to the Rector of intended weddings FEES—BY License—
Labourers 5/—, Tradesmen 10/—, Merchants and Farmers 15/-, Professional £1. By Banns 5/- FUNERALS will be attended by the Clergy if proper notice be given.
SICK CASES should be notified to the Clergy without delay.
FEES FOR CERTIFICATES—BAPTISM 3/7, Children (Factory) 1/- and 2/- (non residents); MARRIAGE 3/7 An extra Search Fee is chargeable in certain cases.
It will be a help to the Clergy if they are notified of the
arrival of new Church families in the Parish.
A copy of the Magazine will be sent by post to any subscriber for 3/- per annum.
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