Seagoe Parish magazine.
We wish all our readers at Home and Abroad a Very
Happy Christmas and a Bright and Prosperous New year.
Rev. Chancellor Archer, B.D., The Rectory,
Rev. W. F. Hayes, B.A., The Bungalow, Lower
Rector's— Mr. ROBERT SCOTT.
People's—Mr. THOS. E. MAGINNIS.
have reached with this (December, 1936)
number the 12th complete number of the 31st
Volume of Seagoe Parish Magazine. This is a
fine record and implies 31 complete years of the
Magazine. Very few Parish Magazines enjoy
such a lengthened career. But we think Seagoe
Magazine has done unusually well. Its price is
twopence per copy, although during the War it
occasionally rose to sixpence. The Editor has
always given special attention to the local news,
and has always tried to keep it fresh and interesting.
Owing to the uncertain health of the
Rector it may not be possible to continue the
On Sunday, Nov. 29th, we entered upon the
season of Advent. This season brings us face to
face with great and important facts. These concern
the first and second coming of our Lord.
Advent is for each one of us a time of preparation
for the due celebration of the Christmas
Festival. The Church looks beyond that.
It calls upon its people in this season to meditate
upon our Lord's great promise of the future "To
In view of this, the season's note
is Repentance and the need of a real preparation
in our hearts and lives. Special services are
held in the Parish Church on the Wednesdays in
Advent at 8 p.m.
The Advent Collect
Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast
away the works of darkness, and put upon us the
armour of light, now in the time of this mortal
life, in which Thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit
us in great humility; that in the last day, when
he shall come again in his glorious Majesty to
judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise
to the life immortal, through him who liveth and
reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and
Christmas Day, the Feast of the Nativity,
Friday, December 25th, the following services
will be held:—
8 a.m.—Holy Communion.
11.30 a.m.—Morning Prayer, Sermon and Holy
The offerings on Christmas Day will be given
to the Fund for the relief of the Poor of the
New Year's Day
On January 1st, 1937, the Festival of the Circumcision,
the following Services will be held :—
11.30 a.m.—Holy Communion.
8 p.m.—Evening Prayer and Sermon.
The Festival of Christmas is marked annually
by a large attendance at the early Service of Holy
Communion. We hope that even greater numbers
will be present this year, including all our
Church Workers, and those who bear a responsible
part in the life of the Parish. It would be
a fitting occasion for all, who in the past have
neglected it, to avail themselves of this great
privilege and means of grace. In instituting this
Sacrament our Lords words to his followers
were :—" Do this in remembrance of me
often as ye eat this Bread and drink this cup ye
do show forth the Lord's death till He come. "
SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE
A very enjoyable social was held in the Levaghery
Schoolroom on Thursday, November
26th, at 7.30 p.m. It was organised by the senior
members of the Sunday School. The Hall was
brightly decorated. Tea and games were enjoyed.
It was a very pleasant evening. The proceeds
were on behalf of the Funds of the Sunday
Drumgor Carol Service
A Carol Service will held in
Church Hall on Sunday, December 13th, at 3.30.
The singing will be led by the children, who for
many weeks past have been practising for this occasion.
The Rev. Canon W. E. Hurst, Rector of
Moira, will preach. The collection will go towards
the Sunday School Fund.
Seagoe Mothers' Union
A meeting of the Mothers' Union was held
in Seagoe School on Tuesday, November
at 7.30. There was a large attendance of members.
The Rector presided. After tea, the Rector
gave an address on the subject of the Armistice.
He recorded rnany of his war-time experiences.
At the meeting held on Tuesday,
December 8th, the Rev. A. N. Parkinson, curate
of St. Marks, gave an address on the subject
Weekly Freewill Offerings
The new sets of Envelopes for 1937 are now
being distributed by the collectors of Sustentation.
It will be a great help to the W.F.O. Secretary
if you will please write your name on the
first envelope when you bring it in. There are
many new residents coming to the parish. They
will welcome a visit from the District Collectors.
Edenderry Harvest Service
Harvest Thanksgiving Services were held in
the Parochial Hall, Edenderry, on Sunday,
November 1st, at 3.30, and on the following Monday
at 8 p.m. The Hall had been very nicely
decorated by the superintendents and teachers
of the School. The Sunday service was conducted
by the Rector. The preacher was the
Rev. T. Martin, Curate of Clonallon, Warrenpoint.
The collection was on behalf of the
Parochial Hall Fund. On Monday evening the
preacher was the Rev. W. G. Kerr, Rector of
Mullabrack, Markethill. The offerings were for
Foreign Missions. There were large congregations
present at both services. The music was
exceptionally good. Miss Alice McDougall presided
at the Organ. The singig was led by a
The Harvest Anthem “Honour the
Lord with thy substance" was rendered in a very
Subscriptions for the Sustentation Fund should
be sent in without delay as the accounts for the
year close on December 31st.
On Wednesday, November 11th, Armistice
Day, at 10:45 a.m., a short Service was held in
the Church. The two minutes' silence was observed
at the Memorial Gates and Pillars. The
teachers and children from Seagoe P.E. School
were present. A wreath on behalf of the School
was laid by three senior pupils. The Service was
conducted by the Rev. W. F. Hayes.
The Services in the Parish Church on Nov. 8th,
the Sunday previous to the anniversary of the
Armistice, were of a memorial nature. At Morning
prayer the members of the local Branch of
the British Legion paraded under Capt. It. Whitsitt.
The parade was headed by the Seagoe
C. L. B. Pipe Band. The Cadets and Training
Corps of the Seagoe Company of the Church
Lads' Brigade, under Capt. E. Mitchell and
Lieuts. J. and D. Allen were also present.
The Church was filled with people. The Service
opened with the singing of the National Anthem.
The names of the fifty-two men from the
Parish who fell in the Great War were read by
the Rector, who also preached. The collection
was on behalf of the Earl Haig Fund for ex-Servicemen.
Immediately after Morning Prayer
brief Service of Remembrance at the gates
held. The prayers were taken by the Rev.
F. Hayes. A wreath was laid at the Memorial
Pillars on behalf of the C. L. B. by Lance-Corporals
A Mawhinney and T. Lyness. The “Last
Post" and " Reveille” was sounded by Mr. J.
The Parochial Hall, Edenderry
Minor repairs have been carried out in one
Parochial Hall. New caps have been placed
on the ventilators on the roof. The railing and
gates, damaged by a recent, motor accident, will
soon be ready for erection.
SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE.
Parish Register for November.
The following were baptised in the Parish
Church on Nov. 7th, 1934:—
Dickie—Louisa, daughter of Francis Henry and
Rachel Dickie, of Edenderry.
Sponsors—Louisa Woods, Rachel Dickie.
Magee—Josephine Jessica, daughter of Joseph
William and Emma Elizabeth Magee,
Sponsors—Margaret Magee, Emma Elizabeth
James Alexander, son of John and
Esther Hamilton Ramsey, of Kernan.
Sponsors—Johm Ramsey, Esther Hamilton
Rowland and Hutchinson—November 5th, 1936,
Robert James Rowland, of Portadown,
to Elizabeth Hutchinson, of Tarson.
Hoy—Nov. 1st, Anne Elizabeth Hoy, of Clanrole, aged 87 years.
Calvert—Nov. 17th, Sarah Calvert, of Edenderry, aged 82 years.
McKerr—Nov. 19th, Robert McKerr, of Drumgor, aged 85 years.
Atkinson—Nov. 26th, Gardiner Atkinson, of
Belfast, aged 50 years.
Smith-—Nov. 27th, Agnes Smith, of Belfast,
aged 75 years.
We record with regret a long list of burials.
Death during the month of November has taken
toll of many. The passing of Mrs. Hoy, of Clanrole,
removes from our midst one who was well
and much esteemed. She lived to a great
age. All her life she was resident; in the Parish.
She had many links with the past, which to the
end she could recall with great interest.
Mrs. Calvert, of Joseph St., was known to
She had been in failing health for
some time and passed away after a short illness.
The death of Robert McKerr, of Drumgor came
somewhat suddenly, following a slight accident.
He was an old resident and very popular in that
district. Gardiner Atkinson of Belfast, passed
away very suddenly in the prime of life, after a
few hours' illness. He was a former parishioner
and was well known by many in Seagoe.
We offer our sincere sympathy to all who have
been bereaved. They will find comfort in our
Lord s promise. "I will come again and receive
you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may
Subscribers to the Renovation of Bocombra Church Hall:—
Mr. H. M. Gibson £1 0 0
Mrs. D. G. Shillington £1 0 0
Mr. and Mrs. J. M'Dowell £1 0 0
Mr. S. Mc Cormick £0 10 0
Mr. Robt. Scott £0 10 0
Mr. and Mrs. James Twinem £0 10 0
Miss G. E. Atkinson £0 10 0
Mr. R. McC1ements £0 10 0
Mr. Wm. Sherman £0 10 0
Mr. Mitchell £0 10 0
Collecting Card of Miss Rhoda Hoy£0 10 0
Mr. John Sandford £0 5 0
Mr. J. H. Twinem £0 5 0
Jas. Green £0 5 0
Thos. E. Maginnis . £0 5 0
Mr. T. H. Hall £0 5 0
J. Stephens £0 5 0
Thos. Coulter £0 5 0
Mr. Thos. H. Wilson £0 5 0
Mr. Jas. Lewie £0 5 0
Mrs. Jas. Vance £0 5 0
Mr. John Dermott £0 5 0
Mr. John R. Reid £0 5 0
Miss Rebecca Calvert £0 5 0
Half Harvest Festival £0 6 6
Mr. Wm. Neill £0 5 0
Mr. Wolsey White £0 5 0
Miss Nora K. Montgomery £0 2 6
Mr. Victor Gordon £0 2 6
Miss M'Dowe11 £0 2 6
Mrs. Stanfield £0 2 6
Miss Dawson (High St.) £0 2 6
Mrs. Graham £0 2 0
Mr. T. Martin £0 2 6
Jas. Sands £0 2 6
Mr. Richard Hoy £0 2 6
John Reid (Bridge St.) £0 2 6
James Boyce, senr. £0 2 6
James Neill £0 2 6
Mr. Thos. M'Cormick £0 2 6
Moses Gilpin £0 2 6
David Kearns £0 2 6
James Allen £0 0 6
Total £12 19 6
Memorial Gifts Dedicated
In White Church, in the Parish of New Ross,
on Thursday, Dec. 6th, a memorial was dedicated
in memory of Mrs. Gibson, wife of the late Archdeacon
Gibson, Rector of New Ross. The memorial
was the gift of the parishioners, with
whom Mrs. Gibson had always been very popular.
It consisted of two Brass Book Rests for
use on the Holy Table. Mrs. Gibson during her
short residence at " Rathlin,' Edenderrv, was
well known to many in Seagoe.
SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZ1NE
Mr. R. McClements wishes to remind parishioners
that a few photos of floe Rector remain
for sale. These can be purchased at his residence
in Bridge Street.
Seagoe P.E. School
The annual inspection took place on Monday,
The inspectors present were Mr.
Harvey and Mr. Collins. They expressed high
appreciation of the work of the teachers and
children. The School closes for the Christmas
holidays on Tuesday, Dec. 22nd, and will re-open
on Monday, Jan. 4th, 1937.
The Rector acknowledges, with gratitude, a
gift of 10/- received from Miss Calvert towards
the usual Christmas treat for the School children.
The Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Down and
Connor and Dromore paid a visit to Seagoe on
Sunday, Dec. 6th, and preached at the Evening
Service in the Parish Church.
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A very good central heating system has been
installed in the Edenderry Orange Hall. The
members of the Seagoe Men's Bible Class greatly
appreciate this comfort.
The class is held in this
Hall each Sunday morning at 10.15,
The preacher in the Parish Church on Sunday
evening will be the Rev. Canon Hurst, M. A.
Rector of Moira.
The Seagoe Men's Bible Class has given a
subscription of a pound to the funds of the local
branch of the Queen's Nursing Association.
Many parishioners benefit from the Association.
The Bible Class is the only organisation in Seagoe
that gives an annual donation to this worthy
Special Christmas music appropriate for the
season will be given in the Parish Church on
Sunday, Dec. 20th. At the Evening Service
Carols will be sung.
During the lengthened periods of dense fog,
last month, many accidents occurred in the
Parish and neighbourhood. Fortunately those
involved escaped serious injury.
The annual C.L.B. concert will take place next
month. It promises to be a very interesting
BIBLE CLASS FOR MEN in Edenderry on
Sundays at 10 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
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 Rev. Canon Hannon.
Rectory, Lurgan Due notice (48 hours) mus be given to the Rector of intended weddings. FEES— By License—
Labourers 5/- Tradesmen 10/- —, Merchants and Farmers 15/- ,Professional, £l. 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); MARRAGE 3/7.
It will be a help to the Clergy if they are notified of the
An extra Search Fee is chargeable in certain cases
arrival of new Church families in the Parish.
A copy of the Magazine will be sent post free to any subscriber for 3/- per anunm.
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