Seagoe Parish Magazine.
THE SEASON OF ADVENT.
ADVENT, with its solemn message of
Preparation for the Second Coming
of our Blessed Lord, is with us again.
When the Lord comes will He find us
watching? The special Services and Sermons
which have been arranged for the four weeks of
Advent, will, we hope and pray, be a great help to
the Parishioners in their work of spiritual
The subjects for Sunday mornings are Days of Judgment."
On each Sunday evening special Sermons or
Lectures will be given on " Four Great Bishops
of the Church of Ireland—Berkeley—Jeremy
Taylor—Bedell—Ussher, and they will be dealt with
by the following preachers—The Very Rev. Dr.
O'Loughlin, Dean of Dromore ; the Ven. E. D.
Atkinson, LL.B., Archdeacon of Dromore ; Rev. W.
Jones, Rector of Kilmore; and the Rev. F. J,
Halahan, Rector of Drumcree. On Wednesday
evenings the subjects will be Parables of the
Advent, “and the following will be the special
preachers—Rev. O. W. Scott, Rev. S. G. McMurtrie,
and the Rev. T. W. Harpur. On Advent Sunday,
December 2nd, the collections will be in aid of
OFFERTORIES FOR NOVEMBER.
Nov. 4—21st Sun. after Trinity 1.5.6
,, ,, 0.5.8 0.14.9
,, ,, 11 —22nd 1.3.3 0.15.0
,, ,, 18—23 0.2.9
,, ,, - 1.7.8 0.5.6
25- 24 0.18.9 0.12.0
Week Days 0.8.6
“ As many of you as have been baptised into Christ have
put on Christ."
Nov. 3 —Joseph, son of Wm. and Hannah Cull,
,, —Wm. John, son of Wm. John and Martha
J. M'Crory, Edenderry.
„ —Wm. John, son of George and Hannah
„ —Joseph, son of Wm. John and Elizabeth
Nov. 3 —Richard, son of Richard and Margaret
Anne Coulter, Ballinary.
„ —Herbert, son of NV m. and Mary Jane Black,
" Those whom God hath joined together let no man put
Nov. 3 —Wm. Henry Kane, Edenderry, to Sarah
" Death is swallowed up in victory."
Nov. 7 —Albert Russell, Killead, aged 7 months.
„ 15 —James Kelly, Seagoe, aged 52 years.
'I'HE SUSTENTATION FUND.
The collection for this important Fund is now
being made through the Parish, and we would wish
to call the attention of our people to it. A glance at
the Report of the Fund, just issued for the year 1905,
will show us how it is supported by the parishioners.
Some give very well, but how many there are who
could give a large sum, and yet opposite their names
a trifling sum appears. It is a startling fact that no
less than 192 of our subscribers give 2/6 or less as
their annual subscription to this, the most important
of our Funds. We hope that those who feel their
subscriptions are not as large as they might be, will
increase them, and that many, especially the younger
working members of families, will give something to
help the Fund.
The Parish Almanacs are now on sale through the
Parish, price 2d each. The coloured picture is a
beautifully executed copy of a famous painting " The
Raising of the Widow's Son." Copies may be had
at Mrs. Malcolmson's, Bridge Street. The Almanac
is undoubtedly the finest Parish Almanac ever
produced. It is published under the auspices of the
The Concert in the Parochial Hall on December
6th is in aid of the Sunday Schools. As it requires a
large amount of money to carry these on, we hope
that our people will give this a generous support.
We would like to see the hall packed on the occasion.
We have been fortunate in securing a number of
first rate artistes for the programme. Tickets 6d. and 3d
MOST PEOPLE HAVE HOBBIES.
Ours are to make the BEST BREAD and CONFECTIONERY
in the Kingdom; and to Sell the BEST TEAS the World
*2/8, *2/4, *2/-, 1/10, 1/8. These marked thus * are our leading lines;
DAVISON BROS., 3 & 4 High Street,
CHURCH ATTENDANCE CARDS.
The following attended Church at every service
during the quarter ending September 30th:
Edenderry—Edward Richardson, Isaac Watson,
Alfred Richardson, Isabella Magee, Margaret Hawthorne,
M. J. McCormick, Annie Smith, Ethel Preston, M. J. Fleming,
Lily Magee, Maggie Smith, Minnie Atkinson, Maggie Magee.
Seagoe—Lena Best, Maud Dickson, Nicholas
England, Ellen England, Thos. England, Wm. Walker,
Victor Walker, John Porter.
Carne—Susan Caddell, Adelaide Murray, Herbert
Very good attendance: —
Edenderry- David Livingstone, Susan Allen,
Nellie Dawson, Minnie Allen, Jemima Allen,
Florrie Wright, Louie Montgomery, Fanny Thompson,
Maggie Martin, Lizzie Fleming, E. J. Martin,
Sarah Coulter, Maria Roney, Gertie Richardson,
Seagoe—Margaret Fryer, Florrie McLoughlin,
Margaret Reid, Hannah Hart, John Reid, Maria
Watson, Thos. Ruddell, Theresa Ramsay. James
Porter, John M'Loughlin, Henry Dickson, Lizzie
Reid, Addie McLoughlin, Minnie Watson, George
Wilson, James D. England, James H. England,
Wm. Jas. Webb, Jane A. Webb, Mary A. McCormick,
Levaghery—Sarah Montgomery, Margaret Bradshaw
A HANDSOME CHRISTMAS VOLUME.
Arrangements have been made for binding the
year's numbers of the Parish Magazine at wholesale
prices, in handsome cloth covers with
gilt letters, name of Parish, and ornamental
design, for the small sum of 1/3 per volume. All
readers desiring to have their numbers bound are
requested to send them to the Rectory, with the
money, as early as possible. The twelve Monthly
Numbers must be tied together, and the owner's
name and address distinctly written on the parcel.
An attractive volume will thus be added to the Home
Library at a small expense.
CARNE BAND OF HOPE.
A Band of Hope meeting was held in Carne
Church Hall on November 1st. Recitations and
readings were well rendered by Miss Olivia Rowland,
Mr. David Murray, and Mr. John Lynas, and an
address was given by Rev J. Taylor. It is hoped to
have another later on, of which due notice will be
EDENDERRY BAND OF HOPE.
This was inaugurated on November 22nd. The
Rector took the chair and gave the address. Many
willing volunteers came forward to assist in the
programme, and the result was that an interesting one
was got up at very short notice. Amongst those
who contributed were—Miss M. Flannigan, Master
Victor Irwin, Master T. Smith, Miss G. Montgomery,
Miss M. Atkinson, Miss M. Magee, Miss V. Richardson,
Miss L. McAnally, Miss N. Livingston, Mr. R.
Montgomery, Mr D. Livingston, Master W. Firth,
Misses M. Grimason and M. Weir, and Mr. Pillor,
who gave two mandolin solos. The attendance was
very encouraging, and it is hoped that this will only
be the beginning of many meetings in which the children
will be educated to look with horror on the indulgence in
strong drink. We would earnestly invite the grown-up
people also to these meetings, as they have need to learn this
fact as much as the children.
HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES.
In Carne Parochial Hull the services were held on
November 4th and 5th. The hall was nicely decorated
by willing hands and the sermons were preached by
the Parochial Clergy.
The services were held in Drumgor on November
11th and 12th, and the decorations were very tasteful
especially considering the lateness of the season. The
preacher on the Sunday afternoon was the Dean
of Dromore, and on Monday the Rector. The
offertories were devoted to the Parochial Sunday
SEAGOE MEN'S BIBLE CLASS.
This Class has now been in operation for some
time, and has fully justified the efforts which were
made to start it. The attendance of the members is
very gratifying, the majority not having missed a
Sunday since the commencement, and appearing to
be deeply interested in the various lessons. The
Hall is excellent, both as to position and
accommodation, and the thanks of the Class are due to those
who have placed it at their disposal. Thanks, are
also due to Mr. Wm. Atkinson, Edenderry, for his
energetic efforts in promoting the welfare of the
Class. We would like to add that there are a great
many men, both old and young, in the country parts
of the Parish who ought to take advantage of this
opportunity to learn more about the Bible and the
history of their Church, and we hope they will not
be backward in making a start to come.
OUR SUNDAY SCHOOLS.
The Clergy of the Parish hope to examine the
Sunday Schools throughout the Parish during the
coming month on the work done during the past
The following rule was adopted at the recent
meeting of our Sunday School superintendents—
That when a child is absent from its class for more
than one Sunday the Teacher shall visit and enquire
as to the cause of absence, and if the child is absent
a third Sunday without reasonable cause the
Superintendent shall then visit the Parents.
If the visits of the Teacher and Superintendent are
ineffective the names are then to be submitted to the
We hope all the parents will co-operate with the
Teachers, Superintendents and Clergy in seeing that
their children attend the Sunday Schools regularly
and prepare their lessons carefully each Sunday.
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS NUMBER.
A special Christmas Number of " Home Words"
will be issued on Friday, December 14th.
It can be had through any of the usual distributors
of the Magazine, or from Mrs. Malcolmson's, Bridge
Street. Price One Penny. The number will
contains two complete illustrated Christmas tales,
" The Man who Gained the World," and " Love will
find out the way," besides a quantity of other
interesting Christmas reading. Secure your copy
A GENEROUS GIFT.
We desire to thank Miss Armstrong for so kindly
defraying the cost of the new incandescent burners
in the Parochial Hall. The light is splendid, and is
a great improvement.
OLD SEAGOE NOTES.
Seagoe Parish was originally 9745 acres 3 roods
and 18 perches in extent.
In the Ordnance Survey notes made in 1834 we
read that there are two kinds of fish peculiar to
Lough Neagh and the Bann—viz., Pullen and
Tradition says that in the year A.D. 380 a battle
was fought near Carrickblacker. About 100 years
ago " 3 swords and a spear of cast brass " were
found in a morass in the neighbourhood, and are
now in Carrickblacker. They are supposed to be
relics of the battle.
In 1752 the Churchwardens of Seagoe were Darcy
Wentworth and Jon. Bradshy.
Extract from the Vestry minutes of Seagoe Parish
for 1712 :—
At a Vestry held in the Parish Church of Sego on
Easter Monday, April the 21st, 1712, for the said
Parish: It was enacted, concluded, and agreed upon
by the Minister, Churchwardens and Parishioners
then present that the sum of £9 8s 4d be applotted
and Levied of the Parishioners and Landholders of
the said Parish for the uses following, viz.
for Elements of the Holy Communion twelve times £ S D
for getting the Elements 03 00 00
for Key and two Locks 00 03 00
for collecting the Cess 00 09 04
for a Post and Turnstiles for each
side of the Churchyard to be
set on each side of ye Yard 01 01 08
for Ditching and Quicking of ye 00 04 00
and that Patrick Best of Tanefeglassony and John
Stephenson of Derryadda are chosen Churchwardens
for the Insuing year, George Bell chosen Overseer
of the Highways from the Low Mill to Edendery etc.
James Byers to oversee through Edendery
from Bocomra to Portadown Bridge and from Jennet
Brown's to the great Road Leading through Edendary.
John Fisher ye Elder in place of David
Gaddis to oversee from Knock Bridge to Widow
William's Hill etc.
JOHN CAMPBELL, Minister.
RICHARD SMURPHITT, Churchwardens.
Mr. Leonard Twinem has been appointed Assistant
Superintendent of Drumgor Sunday School.
The Superintendents of the Parish Sunday Schools
were entertained to Tea at the Rectory on Thursday,
15th ult., and an important Conference on Sunday
School work was afterwards held.
Major Blacker invited the Seagoe Harriers to
Carrickblacker for their " run " on Saturday, Nov.
Miss I. Atkinson has kindly undertaken the
Superintendency of Levaghery Sunday School.
The new Bible Class Calendar, and also the
Sunday School Course of Lessons for 1907, will
be ready on Sunday, Dec. 30th.
As the winter season is coming on, and with it
as usual increasing sickness in the Parish, the
clergy will be greatly obliged if sick cases are
reported to them at the earliest opportunity, either
personally or by a postcard. They desire to thank
those who have so kindly assisted them since the
insertion of the notice in the Magazine
The Choral Class, started under Mr. Wilson's
skilful tuition, is making satisfactory progress.
Simple part songs are now being practised, and we
are sure the members will derive great benefit and
pleasure from Mr. Wilson's painstaking effort.
On Saturday evening, November 24, Mr, Smith,
engineer of the Great Northern Railway, kindly
gave a Gramophone Recital in the Men's Reading
Room. It was very much appreciated by those
present. We hope to hear the records again at the
A Temperance leaflet is inserted in this and
future numbers of the Magazine, so as to draw the
attention of our people to this important subject.
It is hoped to have entertainments in the Men's
Reading Room on Saturdays. All are welcome.
Admission, 2d. Lantern Slides on Saturday,
December 1st, at 8.
We have to thank Mr. Hamilton Robb for so
kindly presenting magazines and papers to the Men's
Reading Room. We would like his example to be
followed by others. If they would intimate their
intention to the Rector, he could have them called
We would like to direct the attention of the
Parishioners to the Wednesday Evening Services in
the Parish Church. It is our duty to worship God on
a week day as well as on Sunday. The subjects
during Advent will be the Parables relating to
Christ's coming, and will be dealt with by special
Canon Blacker is at present on a visit with Major
Blacker, and we are glad to know that he is enjoying
excellent health. We are delighted to have him
amongst us once again.
TO OUR COLONIAL READERS.
We are glad to know that our Seagoe Parish
Magazine circulates in all parts of the world. Why
is Seagoe Magazine like the British Empire?
Answer—Because the sun never sets on it. Wherever
our Seagoe people may be this Christmas, in the
United States, Canada, Australia, India, China,
Japan, or nearer home in England or Scotland we
wish them A Bright and Happy Christmas, and
Prosperous New Year.
We may add the Rector would be very glad to hear
occasionally from former parishioners now living
abroad and will gladly publish anything of interest
that they may send.
Ye Anchor Cafe
(FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT UPSTAIRS)
At the Bridge,
Five Minutes Walk from Station.
DAILY FROM 1 TO 3 0'CLOCK.
PRICES VERY MODERATE.
Separate Room for Country Weddings if Notice
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