Seagoe Parish Magazine.
REV. J. W. APPELBE, M.A., B.D., Seagoe Rectory.
REV. W. F. HAYES, B.A., L.Th.
THE CLERGY WILL DEEM IT A FAVOUR
IF IN CASES OF SICKNESS THEY ARE
CALENDAR FOR FEBRUARY.
February 10th—Monthly Meeting of the
Mother’s Union at 7.30 p.m.
February 15th Quinquagesima.
February 18th—Ash Wednesday.
February 22nd—1st Sunday in Lent.
February 24th—St. Matthias.
February 25th—Ember Day.
February 27th—Ember Day.
February 28th—Ember Day.
It is with profound regret that I tell you, that this
issue will be the last regular monthly number of
Seagoe Parish Magazine until the war is over and
happier days arrive, when it is hoped, that the
Magazine will appear again. Government restrictions
on paper have made it impossible for me to procure
a satisfactory inset; Home Words, which until recently
was produced as in peace time, has now been reduced
considerably in size, and the publishers could not
even guarantee the supply of this for a full year.
I have fully explored other alternatives but none
would prove satisfactory, and consequently nothing
remains but to cease publication for the duration.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank
especially the following, who by their support and help
made it possible to keep the Magazine going in a
satisfactory state during the past five years: —
(l) Our Advertisers, but for whose generosity it would
be impossible to have carried on; (2) our readers, who
by their loyal support, even when the price was raised
a year ago, still continued to take it regularly month
by month; (3) last but not least, Mr. E. Mitchell, who
was responsible for its distribution, with the help of
the C.L.B. and ladies in the parish; this was no easy
task in an extensive parish like Seagoe.
It may be possible to issue a parochial bulletin
quarterly; this would help to fill the gap
temporarily, by affording an opportunity of
publishing announcements, etc., of vital parochial
interest, but of course, even in this, space would
be strictly limited.
All we can do, is to work and pray, that the day
may soon dawn, when by God's help victory will be
achieved over the evil men and the destructive forces,
which have brought chaos into our world, and we
can return to enjoy the blessings of peace, which
will include among many other things, two of a
parochial nature which until then we will sorely miss
—the sound of our Church bell calling us to worship,
and the sight of our Parish Magazine. — Yours
J. W. APPELBE.
The congregational hymn practices will be resumed
on the Sunday evenings during Lent, beginning on
Sunday, February 22nd, at 6.40 p.m. The coming of
brighter evenings will enable, we hope, a greater
number of our parishioners to take part in these
practices, which proved so helpful when they were
tried during Advent.
On Wednesday evenings during Lent, beginning on
Ash Wednesday, February 18th, there will be a service
of intercession, together with a short address,
commencing at 8 p.m., in the Parish Church.
On Ash Wednesday there will be the Penitential
Service appointed for that day at 11.30 a.m.
In Edenderry Orange Hall, Bridge St., commencing
on Sunday, March 1st, at 10.15 a.m., a Bible Class
will be resumed. This is a continuation of the class,
which has been a feature of the Edenderry end of
the parish for many years, and we are glad to be
assured of the support of a number of men, who have
attended it faithfully over a long period. It is being
resumed on March 1st, with a change, which, we feel
will widen its scope and which will make it available
for a greater number. Hitherto it has been confined
to men, but on re-opening it will be open to women
as well. It should appeal especially to our youth,
boys and girls, who may feel that they are too old
for Sunday School and yet want to take an intelligent
interest in the greatest Book in the world—the Bible
which can make them wise unto Salvation.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS.
The address of the Rev. W. F. Hayes is now 94,
Thomas Street. His many friends in the parish are
glad to know that he has now almost completely
recovered from his recent severe indisposition.
A FORMER PARISHIONER IN THE PULPIT.
We were delighted to see the Rev. Henry Hynes
home on a short holiday after Christmas, and we
were glad to hear that he is enjoying his work in a
large parish in the Diocese of Manchester, where he
is curate-assistant. He assisted the Rector in Seagoe
Parish Church on Sunday, January 4th, at the evening
service and gave a most helpful and inspiring New
THE REVISION OF THE LIST OF REGISTERED
VESTRYMEN AND VESTRYWOMEN.
The Church of Ireland is essentially a democratic
Church in the sense that its members, male and
female, are privileged to take an active part in its
administration and business affairs. The executive
body in each parish is the Select Vestry, appointed
annually at the general Easter Vestry, and is comprised
of the clergy, a churchwarden appointed by the
incumbent, a churchwarden appointed by the
parishioners and twelve members. The people’s
churchwarden and the members of the Select Vestry
are appointed by the parishioners entitled to vote at
the general Easter Vestry. Those entitled to vote
must be on the registered list. To get one's name on
the registered list, a parishioner must have signed a
declaration that he or she is a member of the Church
of Ireland and is resident in the parish; or an accustomed
member, i.e., a regular worshipper though residing
outside the parochial boundary; also the applicant
must subscribe at least 2/6 per year to the Sustentation
Fund. Once registered the person continues to remain
on the list, provided the above-mentioned qualifications
are fulfilled each year.
The list is revised each year during the month of
February, during which period new names may be
added. Any parishioner, who is not already registered
should ask one of the Churchwardens for a form of
declaration, which on being duly signed before the
end of February, will enable him or her to be added
to the list of registered vestrymen of this parish,
which in turn empowers that person to take part in
the election of the Select Vestry at Easter.
SIDESMEN FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH.
Morning Prayer—The Churchwardens, Messrs J.
Stephens, Thos. Maginnis, Geo. Wilson, H. Ellis.
Evening Prayer—Messrs. Thos. Gracey, Louis Bell,
Harold Watters, T. Stanfield, Wm. Hewitt.
Morning Prayer—The Churchwardens, Messrs. W.
H. Best, W. G. Best, R. M'Murray, Wm. Hutchinson.
Evening Prayer—Messrs. H. Maxwell, Geo. Nixon,
H. A. Cathcart, S. D. Walker, Wm. Neill.
OLD W.F.O. ENVELOPES.
The Hon. W.F.O. Secretary earnestly requests that
1941 envelopes should not be used in 1942. If you
have 1941 envelopes still unused destroy them, and
only use those for 1942. The use of last year's
envelopes creates confusion and a great deal of
THE ARMAGH PROTESTANT ORPHAN SOCIETY .
During the month of December, the annual card
collections on behalf of the above were made, and
we congratulate the collectors on the. result of their
efforts, which is a record. Our best thanks are due
to the following collectors: —
Mrs. Wm. Neill £1 15 0
Miss Marion Harrison 1 10 0
Miss Lily Ruddell 1 15 6
Mrs. Cathcart 2 10 6
Miss Eva Magee 0 17 6
Miss Sparrow 2 11 0
Miss Margaret Russell 2 0 0
Miss Ellen Gibson 1 10 0
Miss T. Anderson 1 10 0
Miss Sophie M'Murray 1 10 9
Miss Isa Maginnis 2 19 6
£20 9 9
Interest on the Reid Bequest 0 7 9
Total £20 16 9
NEW RECTORY BUILDING FUND.
The Hon. Treasurer for the above gratefully acknowledges
the receipt of the following subscription:
Mr. Wolsey White, Bocombra £1 0 0
The January meeting took the form of a social
evening, which was greatly enjoyed by the large
The next meeting will be held in Seagoe School
on Tuesday, February 10th, at 7.30 p.m. Speaker,
Miss Mary A. Lutton.
We gratefully acknowledge the receipt of the
following amounts for the air raid distressed parishes
in Belfast: —
£1—Mr. and Mrs. R. Scott.
3/6—Mr. Watson Wilson.
2/6—Mrs. Emma M'Loughlin.
2/- each—Mr. Frank Dickson, Mr. and Mrs. Thos.
M'Cormack; Mrs. Margaret Best; Mrs. M'Cabe.
1/- each—Mrs. M'Cormack (senr.); Mr. Jim M'Cormack;
Miss Emily Thompson (senr).
Total—£2 7s 0d.
Amount already acknowledged £104 1 8
Grand total £106 8 8
Mrs. T. Martin, Balteag, has sent in the words
printed below, which appear on a sampler worked by
her mother, Elizabeth Jones, Moyraverty, about the
year 1847, at the age of twelve. We have pleasure
in printing them as they embody an expression of
deep faith in God's loving mercy: —
Now that my journey's just begun,
My course so little trod,
I'll stay before I further run
And give myself to God.
And lest I should be ever led
In sinful paths to stray,
I would at once begin to tread
In wisdom's pleasant way.
What sorrows may my steps attend
I cannot now foretell,
But if the Lord should be my friend,
I know that all is well.
DRUMGOR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS.
To Balance on hands, January, 1941 £2 13 1
,, Church Service Collections 1 18 9
,, Sunday School Collections 2 18 10
,, Harvest Service Collections 9 15 2
,, Harvest Collection for Missions 1 0 0
,, Donation from A.R.P. 1 15 0
,, C.E. Subscription towards rent 0 10 0
,, C.E. Subscription towards Black-out 0 11 6
,, Subscriptions towards Wreath 0 18 0
,, Balance received from Social 5 7 3
,, Subscriptions received at picnic 1 0 6
,, Subscription towards Lamp Expenses 0 2 3
£29 0 4
By Sunday School Prizes £2 2 0
,, Prizes at sports meeting 0 19 7
,, Wreath Account 1 2 6
,, Black-out Curtains 2 3 8
,, School Rent 2 10 0
,, Bishop's Maintenance Fund 1 0 0
,, Heat and Light 2 14 4
,, Printing Account 0 12 6
,, Catering Accounts 1 19 11
,, Hire of Delph 0 5 3
,, Gratuity to Caretaker 1 0 0
,, Harvest Offering for Missions 1 0 0
,, Postages 0 5 8
,, Balance on hands, January, 1942 11 4 11
£29 0 4
Cash Summary Account of Parochial Hall for Year
ended 31st Dec., 1941.
To Balance in hand £6 14 3
,, Miscellaneous Cash 0 15 5
,, Harvest Offertory 4 1 0
,, Payments for use of Hall 21 13 3
,, Select Vestry (Fire-fighting
equipment and stirrup pump) 5 17 0
,, Refund (coal) 0 0 9
,, Net proceeds of "Beetle Drive" 12 3 11
,, Subscription - Miss Nellie Montgomery 1 0 0
,, Bank Interest 0 7 11
£52 13 6
By Salary (Caretaker) £11 2 6
,, E.B.N.I. 10 10 2
,, Star Electric Co. 0 9 8
,, Coal and Coke 4 7 10
,, Cleaning Material 0 10 11
,, Printing 0 8 0
,, Minimax, Ltd. (Fire extinguisher) 4 14 0
,, Stirrup Pump 1 0 0
,, Ground Rent 0 1 0
,, Repairs, etc. 0 11 0
,, Balance in Bank £16 1 11
,, ,, in hand 2 16 3
£52 13 6
ANNIE COX, Hon. Sec. and Treas.
LEVAGHERY SUNDAY SCHOOL
Financial Report for Year 1941
Funds in hands, January, 1941 £4 1 8 ½
Collections for year 5 8 7 ½
Collections for Missions 0 14 2
Harvest Collections (Sunday) 2 14 2 ½
Harvest Collections (Monday) 0 18 3 ½
Subscriptions 1 15 1
Proceeds from Beetle Drive 13 0 0
£28 12 1
Jan. – (Annual Social) Prizes £1 5 7
,, ,, Catering 1 19 6
,, ,, Oil 0 2 0
Feb – Coal Account 0 13 2
June – Account for Boiler 0 11 6
July (Sunday School Picnic) Catering 2 6 9
,, ,, Prizes 1 0 0
Sept. – Coal Account 1 12 6
,, ,, Oil Account 0 1 4
Oct. – (Presentation Social) Allen’s a/c 1 10 0
,, ,, Catering 0 17 4
,, Mantle for Lamp 0 2 6
,, Harvest Collection – Mon. for Missions 0 18 3 ½
Nov. – Beetle Drive Expenses 2 2 8
Dec. – Subscription to Bishops Appeal Fund 0 10 0
,, Laundry 0 0 8
,, Allen’s Account 0 1 0
,, Collection for Missions 0 14 2
£16 8 11 ½
Total Receipts £28 12 1
Total Expense 16 8 11 ½
Credit Balance £12 3 1 ½
ESSIE MAYES, Treasurer.
MABEL M'KERR, Sec.,
W. H. BEST, Supt.
SEAGOE C.E. SOCIETY.
The annual meeting for the election of office
bearers for 1942 took place in Edenderry Orange
Hall on Dec. 29th, at 8 p.m., when Mr. Sam Hill
a past presidents now serving with H.M. Forces
The meeting opened with a hymn, prayer and a
Bible reading. The Hon. Secretary's was very
satisfactory and showed that a good year's work was
done. The amount in the B.C.M.S. box amounted to
£3, which shows that the missionary cause was not
neglected during the year.
Twenty-one pairs of hand-knitted socks, twenty-
seven needle cases, a large parcel of magazines and a
cheque for £6 10s were all sent to help the work of
“Floating Endeavour" among our sailors.
The Hon. Treasurer reported a credit balance at
the end of the year.
The following office-bearers were elected: —President,
Mr. R. M'Murray; vice-president, Mr. E. Gibson;
Hon. Treasurer, Miss N. K. Montgomery; Correspondence
Secretary, Miss M. L. Best; Recording Secretary,
Miss Edna Cranston; Foreign Missionary Secretary,
Mr. D. Allen.
Among the successful candidates at the C.E. Expert
examination held on 11th November, 1941, were the
following from the Seagoe Society: —Mr. E. Gibson
(pass); Miss Annie Cranston (pass); Miss N. K.
Montgomery (pass); Miss Nellie Montgomery (pass
with honours), - (M. L. B.)
As we go to Press the members of Seagoe and
Drumgor C.E. Societies are looking forward to
attending Seagoe Parish Church on Sunday, February
1st, at 7 p.m., when the Rev. G. F. G. Mann will
be the preacher at a special C.E. Anniversary Service.
On Sunday, Jan. 11th, at the morning service the
Rector enrolled a large number of Junior and Senior
lads into the local Seagoe Company. The Company
is flourishing in spite of adverse war conditions, and
Major Mitchell and his officers are to be congratulated
on the splendid turn-out at the Enrolment Service.
Mr. Geo. Nixon, who recently has formed a company in
Drumgor Hall, also received his commission at the
service, together with Mr. Wm. Donaldson, who has
had a long and valued association with the Senior
Company in the Parochial Hall.
"Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid
them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God."
4th January—William Brian Oliver, son of William
Henry and Margaret Atkinson Best, 3, Seafield,
"Those whom God hath joined together let no man
1st January—William Musto Gale, 13, Woodside Terrace,
Llanhilleth, Mon., S.W., and Sarah Lavina Webb, Lylo.
1st January—Samuel Edgar Lyttle, 10, Carrickblacker Road,
Portadown, and Margaret Ruddell, Kernan.
14th January—Henry Gilbert, Ballinacorr, and Rachel
Anna Turkington, Kernan.
17th January—Joseph Robert Gillis, The Annagh, Portadown,
and Kathleen Morrison, 4, Collen's Row, Killicomaine.
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from
henceforth. yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest
from their labours."
5th January—Cecil Kirkpatrick, 9, Seafield, Seagoe
Upper, aged 38 years.
18th January—James Turkington, Kernan, aged 78
We deeply regret the passing from our midst of two
parishioners. Mr. Cecil Kirkpatrick was in the prime
of life when the Home-call came to him after a few
weeks' illness. He was a regular worshipper, a sidesman,
and will be greatly missed by a wide circle of friends,
who, because of his obliging and winning nature held
him rightly in the highest esteem. Mr. Jas. Turkington
had exceeded the allotted span and passed away after
a short illness. He was of a quiet retiring nature and
leaves behind him a good name, for he was respected
and highly thought of by all who knew him. To the
bereaved we offer our heart-felt sympathy, and pray
that they may have strength and courage to face the
days to come with confidence, not sorrowing as those
without hope, but looking forward to a happy reunion
in the Home above when our journey here is over.
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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
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 Prayer.)
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—Wednesdays at 8 p.m., Oct.—Easter.
BIBLE CLASS FOR MEN in Edenderry on Sundays
at 10.15 am.
SUNDAY SCHOOLS—10.15 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
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 Rev. W. J. Gransden, 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 £l, 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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