Seagoe Parish Magazine.
J. W. APPELBE, M.A., B.D., Carrickblacker Ave.
REV. W. F. HAYES, B.A., L.Th., The Bungalow,
People's—H. A. CATHCART.
THE CLERGY WILL ESTEEM IT A FAVOUR IF
IN CASES OF SICKNESS THEY ARE INFORMED
CALENDAR FOR AUGUST.
August 6th—The Transfiguration.
,, 7th—8th Sunday after Trinity.
,, 14th—9th Sunday after Trinity.
,, 21st—10th Sunday after Trinity.
,, 24th—St. Bartholomew.
,, 28th—11th Sunday after Trinity.
This annual Service took place on Sunday, 26th
June, at 11.30 a.m. There was a large turn-out of
Ex-Servicemen. The Seagoe Company of the C.L.B.,
with their Band, were also on parade. The preacher was
the very Rev. R. C. H. Elliott, M.A., Ex-C.F., Dean of
After the service there was the usual short service
at the War Memorial Gates, during which a wreath
from the C.L.B. was laid by Lieut. W. G. Best.
ORANGE ANNIVERSARY SERVICE.
On Sunday evening, July 10th, an Anniversary
Service was held in the Parish Church. The Rector
took the service, and the sermon was preached by the
Rev. Canon J. R. M'Donald, Rector of St. Matthew's,
Belfast. He stressed the value of steady, practical
adherence to the principles of Christianity and of the
Orange Order. The collection was on behalf of the
Lord Enniskillen Memorial Orphan Fund. A large
number of members from Lurgan District and
Portadown Lodges were present.
SERVICE AT LEVAGHERY.
For some time past the Superintendent and teachers
of the Levaghery Sunday School have been engaged
in an effort to raise funds for the provision of better
seating accommodation for that building. Suitable
new seats have now been procured and placed in the
Hall. To mark the improvement a Service will be held
in the School, on Sunday, August 7th, at 3.30 p.m. The
Preacher will be the Rev. G. F. G. Mann, M.A., Rector
of Knocknamuckley. The collection will go towards
a balance which remains due on this expenditure.
THE NEW RECTORY FUND.
We gratefully acknowledge the receipt of the
following amounts since our last issue: -
Mr. Jas. M'Dowe11, U.S.A. £5 0 0
Miss Maggie Mathers, Lower Seagoe 0 2 6
Bertie Kilpatrick, Lower Seagoe 0 2 6
Alfonso Kirk, Ballinacor 0 5 0
Chas. Montgomery, Druim-an-deur 5 0 0
Samuel M'Cormick, Margretta Park 4 0 0
W. A. Casey, Thomas Street 2 2 0
Samuel Hall, Upper Seagoe 2 0 0
Joseph Ward, Upper Seagoe 1 0 0
19 12 0
Amount already acknowledged 353 7 3
Total 372 19 3
MOTHERS' UNION OUTING.
On Thursday, June 30th, the members of the
Mothers' Union joined together for their annual outing.
This year it was a whole day affair. They travelled
in a comfortable motor coach to Newcastle. They
were accompanied by the Rector and Mrs. Appelbe,
and by Mrs. J. H. Twinem, the popular President of
this parochial organisation. On arrival in Newcastle
they had a good and substantial lunch, and later in
the afternoon a much-enjoyed tea. On the beautiful
strand under the shadow of the Mourne Mountains,
they enjoyed a variety of pleasures and thus spent a
very happy day.
RE-OPENING OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS.
The Sunday Schools, which have been closed from
June 26th, will re-open on Sunday, August 14th, at
the usual hours. The children of this Parish are fortunate
to have within their easy reach so many comfortable
and well-equipped Sunday School centres. Each school
has a capable Superintendent and a staff of regular teachers.
We hope that all parents will see that their children are
regular attenders, not only in the Afternoon, but more
especially at one of the Morning Schools.
HOLIDAYS AND VISITORS.
The holiday habit, so much developed in recent years,
is more marked than ever this summer in the Parish.
Greater numbers of our people have gone away. The
great influx of visitors to Northern Ireland has given
its share to this district. Many holiday-makers, including
several former parishioners, have come to the neighbourhood.
We welcome them to our midst, and we especially invite
them, while here, to join us in out Sunday Services in the
THE SEAGOE MEN'S BIBLE CLASS.
The Men's Bible Class, held each Sunday morning,
at 10.15, in the Orange Hall, Edenderry, will resume
work on Sunday, August 14th, at the usual hour. The
class is taken by the Rev. W. F. Hayes. New recruits
are always welcome. This opening session we appeal
particularly to boys leaving Sunday School to become
We are grateful to the Rev. G. H. Daunt for a donation
of £l towards the L.E.M.O.F. Collection at the
Orange Anniversary Service, on July 10th.
The candidates had a most enjoyable pic-nic to the
shore of Lough Neagh on Saturday, July 2nd. The
weather, though overcast, was dry, and the large party
present thoroughly enjoyed the outing. Outdoor games,
with an interval for tea, added to the enjoyment of the
We are deeply grateful to the Rev. G. A. Boulger,
M.A., for so kindly placing his beautiful Rectory
grounds at our disposal for the occasion. Also to Mr.
M'Clements and Mr. Mitchell for car transport, and
to Miss I. Atkinson for 5/- towards expenses.
Mrs. Appelbe sent a large parcel of articles for
Foreign Missions made by the G.F.S. Candidates
during the last session, and has received the following: -
"Church Missionary Society,
"6, Salisbury Square, London, E.C. 4.
“12th July, 1938.
“Dear Mrs. Appelbe, —Will you please thank your
G.F.S. Candidates for the scarves, bandages and other
things which they have made. We will send them
where they will be of the most use. We appreciate the
help of the girls. Thank you, too, for your postal order
towards the cost of freight. I enclose receipt. — Yours
“P. M. BENNETT
“Superintendent, Hospital Supply Dept."
RESIGNATION OF COLONEL FRYER.
The resignation of Colonel A. Fryer has been
Received in C.L.B. circles with regret. His
appointment to a responsible Government position
has rendered this imperative. For the past four years
he was Colonel-Commandant of our Diocesan Battalion.
During that time he had the further honour of being given
the all Ireland Command of the Church Lads' Brigade.
Experienced, capable and impartial, he was a splendid
Commanding Officer and was highly esteemed by all
ranks of the Brigade. The present sound basis of the
Organisation is in no small measure due to his whole
hearted interest and wise direction. He was present
at many C.L.B. functions in Seagoe and was always
encouraging and helpful. We join with many others
in expressing gratitude for, his work in the CL.E. and
good wishes for his future in that high office he is
esteemed worthy to fill.
NEW C.L.B. COMMANDING OFFICER.
At a meeting of Chaplains and Officers held recently
at Donegal Square East. Belfast, Mr. S. Waring, of
Lisburn was unanimously elected to command the Down
and Connor and Dromore Battalion of the Church Lads
Brigade. Mr. Waring has had a long experience in C.L.B.
work and organisation. For some years he was Captain
of the Lisburn Cathedral Company. He is a keen, earnest
Churchman, who will keep before the organisation its
high object—the advancement of Christ's Kingdom
among boys. We are confident that he will prove a good
leader and a successor to Colonel-Commandant Fryer.
We assure him of our whole-hearted support.
SEAGOE P.E. SCHOOL.
Seagoe Public Elementary School, which has been
closed for the summer vacation since early in July,
will re-open on Monday, August 15th, at 9.15 a.m. A
full and punctual attendance of the pupils is requested.
The C.L.B. Sports, now an annual event, took place
on Wednesday, June 29th, at Killycomaine, in a field
kindly lent by Mrs. W. Best. Owing to the unsettled
weather part of the proceedings had to be postponed
to the following evening. There was a good programme
of events, all of which were well contested. These
included the usual junior and senior flat races, egg and
spoon race, thread-the-needle race, bicycle race, sack
race and ladies' race. A special feature of attraction
was the dog show. Prizes were awarded for the dogs
on parade in the best condition, with the longest tail
or with the saddest expression. Miss Cordner, "Beechcote,"
Portadown, once again, kindly acted as judge. The proceeds
were on behalf of the C.L.2. Camp and General Expenses
Captain E. Mitchell and the officers of the Brigade take
this opportunity of expressing their indebtedness to Mrs. Best
and her family and also their thanks to all who generously
sent subscriptions for the prize fund.
Miss Helen M'Dowell, U.S.A., has just left Seagoe.
She was on a visit to her aunt, Miss S. M'Dowell,
Saurin Lodge, Killycomaine. She was accompanied
by a friend, Miss Jones. They are at present on a tour
in the South of Ireland and will visit England and
Scotland before returning to the States.
The usual monthly Service will be held in the Drumgor
Church Hall on Sunday, August 14th, at 3 p.m.
SEAGOE ON HIGH SEAS.
Mr. and Mrs. William Sherman and Miss Betty
Sherman are at present on the Atlantic, aboard the
Letitia, on their way to Canada and possibly the U.S.A.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Sherman visited Canada some years
ago. It is Mr. Sherman’s third journey to "the Land of
the Maple Leaf." We wish them good sailing and a
"Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid
them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God."
June 26th—Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Robert and
Elizabeth Phillips, Drumnacanvey, Portadown.
July 17th—William James Graham, son of William
James Graham and Emma Hunter, 12 Florence
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from
henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest
from their labours."
July 1st— Hampton Lyness, Derrytagh South,
aged 79 years.
July 2nd—Anna M. Bradshaw, Breagh, aged
July 17th—Robert J. Edwards, 16 Molthe St., Belfast,
aged 66 years.
The death of Mrs. Bradshaw, of Breagh, came as a
shock to her family and acquaintances. Though she
had been in indifferent health for some time, she
seemed to have rallied of late, only to pass away very
unexpectedly. Possessed of a kind, bright disposition,
she will be much missed. Throughout a diligent life
she took a commendable pride in her family and home,
and followed with interest the concerns of this parish.
We express our sincere sympathy with her sons and
daughters in their bereavement.
C.L.B. CAMP AT BANGOR.
The annual camp for the junior members of the
Church Lads' Brigade was held at Bangor, from
Saturday, July 16th, to Saturday. July 23rd. The site
of the camp and the weather conditions were ideal.
Over a hundred lads were present from various
companies in the Diocese, as well as representatives
from Armagh and Omagh. The Seagoe members were
—Privates B. M'Court, C. Mitchell, A. Campbell and
W. Johnston. Capt. E. Mitchell was the Camp Commandant.
Sergeant W. Donaldson was a valued member of the camp
Life in the Camp.
The boys had comfortable tents and a good supply
of blankets. They had four meals each day. The food
was well cooked and served liberally. A short service
was taken morning and evening by the Camp Chaplain,
the Rev. R. C. R. Ellis. On the Sunday the campers,
headed by the Seagoe Pipe Band, paraded to Morning
Service at Bangor Parish Church. Each day brought a
continuous round of attractions. The bathing parade
was very popular. There were many cricket and football
matches. The camp canteen did brisk business in the
sale of minerals and fruit. There was much friendly
intercourse with the officers and members of a
Scottish Company of Cadets, who were in camp in
an adjoining field.
Visitors and Sports Day.
On Wednesday afternoon many friends of the lads
were present at the camp sports and later were
entertained to tea on the field. The Seagoe visitors were
Mrs. Mitchell, Miss T. Wilson and Mrs. Lutton. Privates
Douglas M'Loughlin, Mervyn Simpson, Leslie Simpson,
Jim Porter, Nelson Hall and Jim Simpson were also
present with the Rev. W. F. Hayes.
The Last Hours in Camp.
On the last night of the camp an interesting camp
concert was held. The Scottish Cadets took part, and
all the Seagoe members rendered items. Many people
from the neighbourhood attended and greatly
appreciated the entertainment.
On Saturday, July 23rd, the camp came to an end,
and the happy party returned to their respective
homes, after a holiday which they thoroughly enjoyed
and will long remember.
SEAGOE PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
At the recent examination in Religious Instruction,
held on the 8th June, 1938, by the Diocesan Board of
Religious Education for the Diocese of Down and Connor
and Dromore, the following results were obtained:
Certificates of First Class—Nelson Hall, Alfred Magee,
Oswald Hall, Thomas Ruddell, Walker Vennard, Helen
M'Murray, Annie M'Cabe, Mabel Ruddell, Ellie Hall.
Certificates of Second Class—Alfred Guy, Sydney
Guy, Gerald Scott, William Ruddell, Ernest Ruddell,
Noel M'Murray, Norman Weir. Norman Hamilton,
Huston M'Cullagh, Cecil Totten, Wilson White, James
Porter, Alan Campbell, Leslie M’Cormick, David Magee,
Ronald Thompson, David M'Cabe, William M'Cabe,
Wilfred Morrison, William Montgomery, Wolsey Ward,
Hilda Walker, Marjorie Campbell, Moyra Scott, Joan
Bell, Doreen Vennard, Mary Webb, Anna Ramsey,
Doreen M'Murray, Evelyn Morrison, Emma M'Cann.
Certificates of third class. —Thomas M'Cann, James
Hughes, Frederick Thompson.
The Inspector, the Rev. Edward Burns, M.A., expressed
his appreciation of the sweetness and beauty of the
children's rendering of the Hymns, many of which he had
not heard before. These were a selection from "A Children's
Hymnal" by the Rev. Carey Bonner.
We print here the observations sent by the Examiner
to the Manager: -
"It was a pleasure to examine the pupils of this
School in the graded courses of Bible instruction.
"The Prayers were reverently said; the Hymns were
sweetly sung, and the pupils had a very commendable
knowledge of the programme of Holy Scripture.
"The teachers are to be congratulated on the effective
manner in which the instruction was given."
A CONCEALED INSCRIPTION.
There may not now be many people in Seagoe that
know who made and presented the two handsome
kneeling stools at the Communion Table in Seagoe
Church. They are mahogany, and the ends are carved
with the device of Keys and an Open Bible. Dyne
Atkinson told a parishioner that they were the
and gift of Captain Hayes, of the R.I.C., who was
stationed in Portadown between 60 and 70 years ago.
He lodged in Edenderry, and when the stools were
finished he sent for Dynes, as sexton, to take them to
the Church. He went for them after dark on a very
frosty winter evening. The Captain brought him in
and, he said, " didn't affront him," but treated him
hospitably, "of the best," after which he set out with
the stools. In the meantime the roads had become so
slippery, he had great difficulty going home and
especially in getting up Seagoe hill. He was very glad
when the stools were safely placed in the Church,
where they have been in use ever since.
On one of the stools, though concealed by its
position in the chancel, there is the carved inscription—
1878, T. Hayes. Two parishioners remember Captain
Hayes, as District-Inspector at Portadown, and as a
regular worshipper in Seagoe Church. Can any other
whose memory goes back so far, verify his full
SERVICES—The PARISH CHURCH
HOLY COMMUNION—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 to be given; Two Sponsors at least are required.
The father and mother must be present. Churchings
are held at each Baptism, Mothers are expected
to bring a thank offering. (See Book of Common
MORNING PRAYER—Sundays and Chief Festivals,
EVENING PRAYER—Sundays, 7 p.m.
Hacknahay—Last Sunday of Month at 3-30 p.m.
Drumgor—Second Sunday of Month at 3 p. m.
Edenderry—Services as announced.
BIBLE CLASS FOR MEN in Edenderry on
Sundays at 10-15 a.m.
SUNDAY SCHOOLS - 10-30 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.
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