Seagoe Parish Magazine.
REV. J. W. APPELBE, M.A., B.D., Seagoe Rectory.
REV. W. F. HAYES, B.A., L.Th., 14, Margretta Park, Portadown.
THE CLERGY WILL DEEM IT A FAVOUR
IF IN CASES OF SICKNESS THEY ARE
CALENDAR FOR DECEMBER.
December 2nd—Meeting of Diocesan Synod in Belfast.
December 3rd—Mid-week Advent Service at 8 p.m.
December 7th—2nd Sunday in Advent.
December 10th—Mid-week Advent Service.
December 14th—3rd Sunday in Advent.
December 17th—Mid-week Advent Service. Ember Day.
December 19th—Ember Day.
December 20th—Ember Day.
December 21st—4th Sunday in Advent. St. Thomas.
December 25th—Christmas Day.
December 26th—St. Stephen.
December 27th—St. John The Evangelist.
December 28th—1st Sunday after Christmas Day. Innocents' Day.
Carol Service at 7 p.m.
APPEAL FOR BELFAST PARISHES.
As announced in last month's Magazine, Seagoe
Select Vestry decided that an appeal for the Bishops'
Fund to help the Belfast Parishes, which suffered in
recent air raids, should be made during the first week
Before these words appear in print two Belfast
Rectors, from parishes which suffered, will have
preached on Sunday, November 30th, viz., the Rev.
R. H. White, Trinity Church, and the Rev. S. P. Kerr,
of St. Mary's, Crumlin Road.
During the week beginning December 1st, a leaflet
explaining the heavy losses incurred in air raids,
together with an envelope for each wage earner, will be
distributed to every home in the parish, and it is
hoped that a generous response will be made for this
most urgent object. ENVELOPES SHOULD BE
RETURNED ON SUNDAY, DEC. 7th.. OR DEC. 14th,
but not later than Dec. 14th, as the money will be
needed before the end of the year.
If you cannot bring your envelope to Church on the above
mentioned Sundays, give it to a friend who will take it for you.
On the Wednesdays in Advent, commencing on
Wednesday, December 3rd, there will be the usual Advent
mid-week intercession Service in the Parish Church at 8 p.m.
Holy Communion at 8 a.m.
Morning Prayer and Holy Communion 11.30 a.m.
There will be a Carol Service on Sunday evening,
December 28th, at 7 p.m.
CHURCH LADS' BRIGADE GOLDEN JUBILEE.
On the 11th November, 1941, the C.L.B. celebrated
its Golden Jubilee.
The Pioneer Company was formed in 1891 by the
late Colonel W. M. Gee, as a parochial effort to hold
the older lads to the Church.
The success of this company justified the calling
together of a committee, and on November 11th, 1891,
the Church Lads' Brigade was founded.
The first company to be formed in Ireland was St.
Luke's Company in Belfast, which was formed in 1897
by the late Chancellor Archer, B.D., when he was a
curate in that parish.
The oldest existing Company in Ireland today is
St. Aidanis Company, Belfast, which has
been carrying on since 1902.
Throughout its history the object of the C.L.B. has
remained unaltered, viz., the advancement of Christ's
Kingdom among Church lads of all classes, and the
promotion of charity, reverence, patriotism,
discipline, self respect and all that tends towards true
The Badge of the C.L.B. is designed from St. Paul's
description of the Christian's armour in Ephesians,
chap. vi., verse 11. It is comprised of the shield, helmet,
sword, girdle and the breast plate, and around
the badge is the motto " Fight the Good Fight."
During the last war 200,000 past and present members
served in one branch or other of H.M. Forces.
Two Battalions of the King's Royal Rifle Corps were
formed from C.L.B. members; 863 decorations were
won, including 22 V.C.'s, 36 D.S.O.'s, 131 Military
Crosses, 175 D.C.M.'s, and 498 Military Medals.
During the years of peace, the work of the C.L.B. was
extended, and prospered. Many past members bear
testimony to the benefit they derived from its training.
Today, when we are again plunged into the horrors
of war, many of our members are serving in the
Forces. Many Companies are experiencing difficulties
in securing halls for training, as so many nave
been requisitioned by the military authorities, but in
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spite of these handicaps the C.L.B. stands solid,
determined, united and prepared to " Fight the Good Fight."
The need for boys' Church organisations is greater
today than ever before, when there are so many
secular influences which tend to lure lads away from
his first loyalty to Christ and His Church. The
C.L.B. is alive to this danger and is determined to
do its part in linking up the adolescent youth to the
Church of Christ. In spite of war-time difficulties a
special effort is being made to introduce the
organisation into parishes where there is already no such
movement to cater for the needs of youth. This
effort has the whole-hearted support of His Grace,
the Lord Primate, who writes:—
"I am glad to know that an effort is being made
to extend the operations of the C.L.B., and I heartily
commend your effort. I have many happy recollections
of its work and influence in Ballymena as long
ago as 1897, as well as in another parish in which
I served in the South of Ireland. Quite apart from
what it does for the rank and file, it offers a fine
opportunity for service on the part of men, who are
ready to give themselves to the work of officers in
their spare time."
With all good wishes,
The C.L.B. has always been held in the highest
esteem by the leaders of both Church and State. On
the occasion of its Golden Jubilee the following
message was received from the King
" The King as Patron of the Church Lads' Brigade,
sends his congratulations and best wishes on the
occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of its Foundation.
It is His Majesty's hope that the ideals for which
the Brigade stands may come to play an ever
increasing part in our national life, and that the Brigade
itself may look forward to a future of growing usefulness
in the 'service of youth and the
His Grace. the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury writes
" I most heartily congratulate the Church Lads
Brigade on reaching its Jubilee year. Fifty years
ago it was a pioneer in the endeavour to train the
lads of the country to be useful citizens. Since then
other organisations have been formed—partners
rather than rivals in the same cause. But the C.L.B.
has always held and still keeps a special place of its
own. For its object is not only to make its members
fit in body and mind to be good citizens, but also to
keep before them the ideals of a true Christian
manhood and of loyalty to their Church. Never was such
training more needed than now. I hope that for
many years the C.L.B. may carry on its own work and
witness. I send my cordial blessing to all its officers
In these days, when so much is being heard about
the problem of juvenile delinquency, it is well to
consider what positive opportunities we are providing for
the young men and boys of our parish to enable them
to find an outlet for their energies in a useful development
of mind and body and to cultivate the ideals of
Christian manhood, which are emphasised in the life
and teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Church Lads' Brigade is primarily an organisation
for Church boys, with the object of extending the
Kingdom of Christ among them and making them
useful and faithful members of the Church. The
methods used include physical and recreational
activities, which make a strong appeal to boys, but
these are not ends in themselves, but only means
which are used to promote something higher, namely,
a sense of responsibility and discipline. Great emphasis
is laid on Church attendance, and boys are
encouraged to become regular worshippers.
To carry on this most important work we need the
two M's—Men and Money. To maintain the highest
traditions more men must be found, self sacrificing
men of untiring energy. Money is the treasurer's need
to meet the demand for equipment.
You can become an Honorary Member of the C.L.B.
by paying an annual subscription of at least 2/6. In
this way you will have a share in maintaining and
extending its work.
Our Junior Training Corps has extended to
Drumgor, and we congratulate Mr. George Nixon on the
formation of this Company. There are already 27
lads on parade each week. It is hoped to found a
senior section here later. Mr. Nixon has done good
work in forming this Company, and we wish him
We appeal to all past members of the C.L.B., who
still have uniforms belonging to Seagoe Company to
War conditions have made it impossible for General
Headquarters to supply any further uniforms.
To carry on our Company efficiently and maintain
a 'high standard, we wish to equip our lads with
uniform wherever possible. Many uniforms are out in
various homes in the parish, and we earnestly request
that parents and lads should see to it that these are
returned. Any deposit paid in the first instance will
Owing to the fact that this is the Jubilee Year of
the C.L.B. and also as we have not had an enrolment
service in Church for some time, we intend to
have an Enrolment Service in the Parish Church at
Morning Prayer on Sunday morning, January 11th, 1942.
SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE.
The monthly meeting took place in Seagoe School
Thursday, November 13th, when a most helpful
address was given by Mrs. Noble, of Lurgan. There
was a good attendance.
There will be no meeting in the School in December,
but instead the members are expected to attend
the midweek Advent Service in Church on Wednesday,
December 10th, at 8 p.m.
Since our last acknowledgement the following envelopes
have been received and for which the Select
Vestry is deeply grateful. These bring the amount
received up to date to the grand total of £114 14s ld.
Envelopes received since our last issue:—
£l Is—Mr. and Mrs. Charles Montgomery.
10/- each—Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Gilpin, Mr. and Mrs. John Dermott.
6S Miss E. Webb.
3/6—Mrs. Sarah Martin.
2/6 each—Mr. Thos. G. Breen; Mr. James Neill;
Miss M. Martin; Mr. John Martin; Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Walker; Mr. Robert Cummings.
2s—Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Walker.
1/6—Mr. Howard Neill.
SIDESMEN FOR DECEMBER.
Morning Prayer—The Churchwardens, Messrs. John
Gee, Gilbert Price, James Maginnis, W. G. Best.
Evening Prayer—Messrs. G. Wilson, Thos. Hall,
Holmes White, Harry Maxwell, Wm. Donaldson.
NEW RECTORY BUILDING FUND.
The Hon. Treasurer for the above gratefully acknowledges
the following subscriptions
Mr. Henry Sinnamon, Levaghery £0 10 0
Mr. Isaac Walker, Seagoe Farm 10 0 0
Mr. Geo. Connolly, Came 0 3 0
Mr. Wm. Simpson, Came 0 2 0
Mr. T. H. Gordon, Ballinacorr 0 2 6
Mr. C. Montgomery, Clounagh 5 0 0
Mr. S. M'Cormick, Margretta Park 2 0 0
Mr. W. A. Casey, Eden Crescent 2 0 0
£19 7 6
The annual service of Remembrance and Dedication
took place in Seagoe Parish Church on Sunday,
November 9th, at 11.30 a.m.
The local units of the Home Guard and "B" Specials
paraded and as well the Seagoe Company of the
C.L.B. In spite of very inclement weather there was
a fair congregation; an appropriate sermon was
preached by the Rev. Thos. Parr. M.A., Rector of
Seapatrick, Banbridge. After the service in Church there
was the usual short act of remembrance at the Parish
War Memorial Gates, when a wreath of Flanders
poppies was laid by the C.L.B.
The collection amounted to £5 16s 2d, and a cheque
for this has been sent the Earl Haig Poppy Day Fund
for disabled ex servicemen and their dependants.
A SEAGOE MOTHER BROADCASTS.
Mrs. Richard Porter, of Lower Seagoe, had a unique
experience recently, when she was honoured in being
chosen, along with others, to broadcast a message to
her son, Wesley, at sea in the Merchant Service of
the Royal Navy. Mrs. Porter broadcast the following
message in the B.B.C. Forces programme on Oct.
26th Hello, Wesley. Are you keeping well? Your
father and I send you our best love, and Victor does,
too. We're all well and longing to see you again.
Uncle Charlie, Auntie, Bertie and Reg all send their
love. Bless you, and take care of yourself. Goodbye."
Some of her friends in Seagoe heard Mrs. Porter's
message, when it was being broadcast. We congratulate
her on her signal honour of being the first Seagoe
mother to be heard on the air.
PAROCHIAL FINANCIAL YEAR.
The Hon. Treasurer takes this opportunity of reminding
W.F.O. contributors and those who pay their
sustentation annually that the Parochial accounts for
the current financial year close on Dec. 31st. In view
of this it would be a great help if subscribers would
make sure that their payments are received before
The Hon. W.F.O. Secretary hopes to have the sets
of envelopes for 1942 distributed in good time so that
they will be in the hands of subscribers for use on
the first Sunday of the New Year.
Parishioners who are not yet W.F.O. subscribers,
will be gladly supplied with sets of envelopes for next
year if they would give their names to the Churchwardens
or to Mr. J. H. Twinem. There must be
several boys and girls, who have become wage earners
since this time last year. It is their duty to help their
Church by becoming regular subscribers, and to take
the place of those, who are absent on War Service,
very many of whom were regular supporters of the
W.F.O., and who now for obvious reasons are unable
SEAGOE C.E. SOCIETY.
Under the auspices of the above a lantern lecture
was given by Mr. Wm. Wilson on Monday, Nov. 24th,
in the Orange Hall, Bridge St., on the Life of Martin
Luther. The Rector presided and at the end he
conveyed to Mr. Wilson the best thanks of Seagoe C.E.
Society for his kindness in giving the lecture, which
was listened to with rapt attention by a crowded audience.
The proceeds will be divided between the Christmas
Parcels' Fund and the work of C.E. amongst
At intervals during the lecture there were two
quartets, one comprised of members of St.' Mark's
C.E., who sang " The Raven, He Feedeth," and the
other by the Seagoe Choir Quartet, who sang a piece
entitled " Saving Grace." Mr. N. Hamilton played the
music for the hymns and the quartets.
CONGREGATIONAL HYMN PRACTICE.
During the four Sunday evenings in Advent there
will be a congregational hymn practice commencing
at 6.40 p.m. Bring your hymn book along with you.
The response to the announcement that cheap
Hymn Books and Prayer Books were available, was
most encouraging; nine dozen of the former, and six
dozen of the latter being ordered. We hope that the
distribution of these will show a marked improvement
in our Sunday services. In no other Church does
the congregation get the same opportunity to take an
active part in public worship. Let us see to it, that
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we do our part in the singing and by joining in the
prayers and the responses.
In Seagoe, we are very favourably placed by having
a splendid choir and a first class organist, but we
should bear in mind, that the function of a choir is
not to sing to us, or for us, but with us, to the honour
and glory of God. When we come to worship in God's
House, we do not come to be entertained, but to do
our best to lift up hearts in prayer and praise to God
our Eternal Father, whose children we are.
We regret the passing from our midst of three
parishioners during the past month. John Russell
was only ill for a few days; he will be greatly missed
in his home. Elizabeth Liggett was just an infant a
few weeks old. Mrs. Robb had been in indifferent
health for some months past but her Home call came
rather suddenly at the end; she was the lost local
representative of an old Seagoe family; her brother, Mr.
Sam M'Dowell, lives in the U.S.A. Christina Gillespie
(nee Ruddell) wag formerly a, member of Seagoe Choir.
She had been living out of the parish for many years.
Miss Lee had reached a ripe old age; to know her
was to love her, and in spite of her increasing weakness
she remained brave and cheerful to the end.
To the relatives and friends of the above we tender
our sincere sympathy and pray that God in His mercy
may comfort and sustain them in their sorrow.
“ Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid
them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God."
2nd November—Robert Maurice George, son of Robert
James and Dorothy Florence Elizabeth Woolsey, 17, Margretta Park, Portadown.
2nd November—Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Mary Jane Holland, Lisniskey.
" Those whom God hath joined together let no man put asunder."
November 1st-—Al$red William Loney, Killicomain,
and Christina Livingston, Killicomain.
November 4th—Marshall Ritchie, 1, Little Barrack St.,
Armagh, and Irene M'Broom, 17, Watson St., Portadown.
SERVICES—THE PARISH CHURCH.
" Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from
henceforth, yea. saith the Spirit, that they may rest.
from their labours."
6th October—William J. Cochrane, 18, William Street: Portadown, aged 48 years.
9th November—John Russell, 28, Foundry Street Portadown, aged 67 years.
12th November—Elizabeth Liggett, 4, Watson's Lane,. Portadown, aged 5 weeks.
(Interred in Drumcree) .
21st November—Mary Ann Lee, 35, Killicomain Road„ aged 82 years. (Interred at Cloverhill.)
22nd November—Christina M. A. Gillespie, Polnagh, Killylea, aged 80 years.
28th November—Sarah Robb, Saurin Lodge, Killicomain, aged 53 years.
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SERVICES—THE PARISH CHURCH.
HOLY COMMUNION —1st Sunday after Morning
Prayer; 3rd Sunday at 8 a.m., and on the Chief Festivals
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
MORNING PRAYER— Sundays and Chief Festivals,
EVENING PRAYER —Sundays, 7 p.m.
DISTRICT SERVICES .
Hacknahay—Last Sunday of Month at 3.30 p.m.
Drumgor—Second Sunday of Month at 3 p.m.
Edenderry—Wednesdays at 8 p.m., Oct—Easter.
BIBLE CLASSES FOR MEN in Edenderry on Sundays at 10.15 a.m.
SUNDAY SCHOOLS —10.15 a.m. Edenderry Parochial
Hall and Seagoe School. 3 p.m. Seagoe, Edenderry
Parochial Hall, Levaghery, Hacknahay, Carne, Drumgor, Bocombra
MOTHERS' UNION —2nd Tuesday of each month at 7.30 p.m.
CHURCH LADS' BRIGADE in the Parochial Hall on Tuesdays.
GIRLS' FRIENDLY SOCIETY in Seagoe School on Mondays at 8 p.m. as announced
G.F.S. Candidates - Oct. – Easter, Edenderry Parochial Hall, Saturdays at 3 p.m.
SEAGOE CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR SOCIETY – Mondays, Orange Hall, at 8 p.m.
SEAGOE P.E. SCHOOL —9.15 a.m. Principal—Mr. R. Scott.
MARRIAGES must be performed between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Licences are issued by Ven. Archdeacon Hannon, the 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 £1, 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); 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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