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Jan 1942


Jan 1942



Seagoe Parish Magazine


“I was glad when they said unto me: we will go into the house of the Lord.”

PSALM 122: V. 1.

"Not forsaking the assembling of yourselves together, as the manner of some is”

HEBREWS 10: 25

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JANUARY, 1942.

We Wish all our Readers the

Blessing of Almighty God in

the year 1942.


REV. J. W. APPELBE, M.A., B.D., Seagoe Rectory.

REV. W. F. HAYES, B.A., L.Th., 14, Margretta

Park, Portadown.








January 1st—The Circumcision of Christ.


January 4th—2nd Sunday after Christmas Day.

January 6th—Epiphany.

January 11th—1st Sunday after Epiphany.

C.L.B. Enrolment at Morning Prayer.

January 13th—Annual Social evening of the Mothers'

Union at 7.30 p.m. in Seagoe School.

January 18th—2nd Sunday after Epiphany.

January 25th—3rd Sunday after Epiphany.

Conversion of St. Paul.


The response to the Bishop's appeal for funds to

aid the Belfast parishes which suffered in the recent

air raids has been worthy of the occasion, and shows

that a very great number of our people realised their

duty in this matter. The result is gratifying, a total of

£104 1s 8d has been sent by the Parochial Treasurer

to the Bishop. To all who responded so generously

and so promptly, we, on behalf of the Select Vestry,

hereby return our grateful thanks and we take this

opportunity of acknowledging the following

subscriptions. (Since going to Press further

subscriptions have been received. These will be

acknowledged next month.)

£25 each—Miss I. Atkinson; Miss G. Atkinson.

£1 each—Mr. and Mrs. H. Murray Gibson; Mr. Sam

Walker; Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Coulter; Mrs. G. Appelbe;

Miss Rebecca Calvert; Drumgor Sunday School.

13/6—Edenderry Afternoon Sunday School.

12/6—Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Maginnis.

10/- each—Mr. and Mrs. L. Bell; Mr. and Mrs.

M'Clements; Miss Norah Montgomery; Mr. and Mrs.

E. Mitchell; Miss Nellie Montgomery; Seagoe Company

Church Lads' Brigade; Mr. and Mrs. James Twinem;

Mr. and Mrs. J. Stephens; Mr. and Mrs. G. Leake;

Miss Diana Stephens; Mr. and Mrs. Watters;

Seagoe Afternoon Sunday School; Mrs. Margaret

Porter; Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Stoops; Mrs. Vance; Mr

and Mrs. R. Robinson; Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Cathcart;

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Reid; Miss Elizabeth Gracey; Mrs.

and Miss Maxwell; Mr. Thos. Martin; Mr. and Mrs.

J. W. Mayes; Mr. and Mrs. R. Calliston; Mr. and Mrs.

S. Abraham; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. White; Mr. Thos.

Shanks; Mr. Geo. Steenson; Levaghery Sunday

School; Carne Sunday School; Mr. and Mrs. G. Price.

7/6—Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sinnamon.

5s each—Mr. and Mrs. Norman Guy; Mr. and Mrs.

Sam Guy; Mr. and Mrs. Kirkpatrick; Mr. Harry

Maxwell; Mr. John England; Mr. and Mrs. E. Collins;

Mr. John Campbell; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gracey; Mr.

and Mrs. John M'Loughlin; Mr. Sam Coulter; Mrs

Hynes; Mr. and Mrs. Lappin; Miss M. E. Lavery; Mr.

and Mrs. Leonard Wilson; Mrs. M'Kerr; Miss Sophia

Bradshaw; Miss Margaret Reid; Mr. Wolsey Best;

Mr. and Mrs. Wortley; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Best;

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Neill; Mr. and Mrs. J. Forbes;

Mr. and Mrs. D. Allen; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Twinem;

Mr. Wm. Hewitt; Mr. and Mrs. Cox and family; Mr.

Joseph Monroe; Miss Letitia Gracey; Mr. and Mrs.

W. Sherman; Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Walker; Mr. and

Mrs. R. J. Lavery; Mr. and Mrs. A. M'Loughlin; Miss

Primrose Preston; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Nixon; Mr.

Robinson Ruddock; Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Hall; Mr.

and Mrs. Albert Guy; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hall; Miss

Margaret B. Gracey; Mrs. Adams; Mr. and Mrs. J.


4/6—Mr. and Mrs. R. Hoy.

4/- each—Miss Aggie M'Clements; Mr. and Mrs. W.

J. Nicholl; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Caddell; Mr. and Mrs.

W. Hutchinson; Mrs. S. E. Best; Mr. and Mrs. T. J.

M'Kerr; Miss L. Metcalf; Mr. and Mrs. R. M'Cormick;

Mrs. Emma Lutton.

3/6 each—Mrs. C. Magee; Miss Eva Magee; Mrs.

David Kane.

3/- each—Mrs. Preston; Mr. Wm. Sinnamon; Mr.

W. G. Lester; Miss Elizabeth Neill; Mr. and Mrs.

Thos. Laverty; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Campbell; Mr. and

Mrs. Geo. Simpson; Mr. and Mrs. T. Webb; Mr. and

Mrs. Dynes Turkington; Mr. and Mrs. R. Maxwell;

2/6 each—Mr. and Mrs. D. Kearns; Mr. and Mrs.

Thos. Gracey; Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Gray; Mr. and

Mrs. Alfred Loney; Miss May Coulter; Mr. and Mrs.

W. J. Hall; Mr. Harry Ellis; Mr. and Mrs. G. Watson;

Mrs. Richardson (Levaghery); Miss May Johnston;

Mr. and Mrs. Robt. M'Ilroy; Mr. James Twinem (junr.);

Miss Lily Ruddell; Miss Olive Coulter; Mrs. Metcalf

(Bachelor's Walk); Miss A. Webb; Mr. and Mrs. R.

M'Murray; Mr. and Mrs. R. Hewitt; Mr. Harold Watters;

Miss Mabel Watters; Mr. James Shepherd; Miss

Caroline Monroe; Mr. David Campbell; Miss Mary

Campbell; Miss Annie Stephens; Mrs. Dundas;

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Costello; Mr. Thos. Stanfield;

Mr. Jim Courtney; Miss Rachel Turkington; Miss

Margaret Gracey; Mr. J. Gee; Mr. and Mrs. S. G.

M'Neill; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Holland; Miss Florrie

Hynes; Mr. Wilson M'Kinney; Mr. and Mrs. D.

Cordy; Mr. and Mrs. Trenier; Miss Maggie Coulter;

Miss Maud Coulter; Mr. and Mrs. H. M'Reynolds;

Miss Letitia Monroe; Mr. and Mrs. S. M'Cormick;

Mr. and Mrs. A. Allen (junr.); Miss Jean Finney;

Mr. and Mrs. A. Kirk; Mr. and Mrs. C. Malcomson;

Miss Maggie Ruddell; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Porter;

Mr. and Mrs. T. E. M'Adam; Mrs. M. J. Ballantyne;

Mrs. Martin; Mr. and Mrs. R. Turkington; Mr. and

Mrs. J. H. England; Miss Essie Mayes; Mr. Joseph

Bradshaw; Miss Isa Best; Miss Sarah Best; Mrs. F.

Ruddell; Miss Agnes Guy; Mrs. E. Preston; Mr. and

Mrs. John Mitchell; Mr. Thos. J. Ruddell; Mr. and

Mrs. Cecil Hewitt; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Williamson.

2/- each—The Misses Ellen and Annie Gibson; Miss

Ellie Hall; Mrs. Eleanor Gibson; Mr. Holmes White;

Mr. R. J. Wilson; Miss Clara Kirby; Mr. and Mrs.

Thos. Woods; Mr. Sinclair Houston; Mr. and Mrs.

Carraher; Mr. and Mrs. T. R. M'Auley; Miss Peggy

Caddell; Mr. Nelson Hall; Mr. George Wilson; Mr.

Leonard Wilson (junr.); Miss S. Cooke; Mr. Bob

Watson; Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Chambers; Mr. Ernest

Gibson; Mr. Harry M'Neill; Miss Sadie Kearns; Mr.

and Mrs. J. E. M'Murray; the Misses M'Cormack;

Mr. and Mrs. Forde; Mr. Herbert Livingston; Mr.

and Mrs. Wolsey White; Mrs. Boston; Mr. and Mrs.

A. Allen (senr.); Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Turkington; Mr.

and Mrs. W. Simpson; the Misses M'Cauley; Mr. and

Mrs. Jas. Neill; Mr. and Mrs. V. Carville (senr.);

Mr. Wm. Russell; Mr. and Mrs. R. M'Clatchey; Mr.

and Mrs. W. H. Currie and family; Mr. and Mrs.

Jas. Allen; Miss Margaret Russell; Mrs. M'Knight;

Miss Isobel Ruddell; Miss Hannah J. Russell; Mr.

and Mrs. Jos. Russell; Mrs. M. J. Robinson; Const.

and Mrs. Moffett; Mr. Richard Wilson Robinson; Mr.

and Mrs. Harry Forsythe; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Walker;

Mr. and Mrs. D. Young; Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Pentland;

Miss Mabel Gracey; Mr. Thos. M'Cabe; Mr. and Mrs.

Alexander; the Misses Minnie and Lily Lyness; Miss

Emily Thompson (junr.).

1/6 each—Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Best; Mr. and Mrs.

Jas. Sloan; Mr. Victor Porter; Mr. Thos. R. Guy;

Miss Maisie Steenson.

1/5—Mr. Wm. Fleming and family.

1/- each—Mrs. Best; Miss Hannah Simpson; Mrs.

R. Marks; Mrs. Margt. Shields; Miss Ellen Flannigan;

Miss Rachel Flannigan; Mr. John Flannigan; Miss

Sophie M'Murray; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Steenson; Mr.

and Mrs. Wm. Jennett; Miss Gerty Simpson; Mr.

Thos. M'Murray; Miss Mollie Maxwell; Miss Grace

Robinson; Miss Mabel Best; Miss Edith M'Neill; Mrs.

Currie (Senr.); Mrs. Walter Currie; Miss Eleanor

Harvey; Mr. and Mrs. D. Donaldson; Mr. Victor

M'Neill; Miss Ellie Maxwell; Miss Edna Gray; Mr.

and Mrs. Wm. Donaldson; Mr. Harold Watson; Mr.

Joseph M'Murray; Mr. and Mrs. A. Forde; Miss N.

Crawford; Miss Ethel Treanor; Miss Madge Donaldson;

Miss Caroline Guy; Miss Lily Forsythe; Miss

Dorothy Ruddell; Mr. Arthur Allen (Bridge St.); Miss

Ellen Gibson (Clanrole); Mrs. Clayton; Miss Emily

Neill; Mr. Isaac Clayton; Miss Bella Magee; Mr. Wm.

Simpson (junr.); Mrs. G. Cochrane; Mr. David

Magee; Mr. Abraham Mayes; Mr. and Mrs. J.

M'Knight; Miss Sarah Clayton; Mr. and Mrs. J. H.

M'Kerr; Mrs. Carville (junr.); Mrs. Dinah Mitchell;

Mrs. Turkington; Mrs. Martha Hall; Miss Margaret

Gregson; Mr. Wm. Gregson; Miss Eileen Lyness.

6d each—Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Morrison; Miss Viola

Morrison; Miss Evelyn Roney; Mrs. Richardson; Mr.

and Mrs. Cartmill; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Roney; Mr.

and Mrs. Sharpe; Mrs. Sarah Hall; Miss Minnie

Crawford; Mr. Jack Best; Mrs. Crawford (senr.);

Mrs. Hunter and family; Miss Annie Hamilton; Miss

May Jennett; Miss Susan Anderson; Miss Eliza J.

Anderson; Miss Teenie Anderson; Mr. and Mrs. T. H.

Freeburn; Miss Maggie Anderson; Mrs. E. Anderson;

Miss Hannah Anderson; Mr. Kenneth Pentland; Mr.

Ivan M'Loughlin.

3d—Mr. Wilson Roney.


"Bishop's House, Malone Road, Belfast, 29th December, 1941.

"Dear Mr. Whiter—How can I thank you

adequately for the splendid gift from Seagoe? Please

tell Mr. Appelbe how very grateful I am. So far,

Seagoe takes top place in the United Diocese. The

people ought to know how much their generosity is

appreciated. — I am, yours sincerely,


"W. White, Esq."


The congregational hymn practices, which took

place during the Sunday evenings in Advent for a

period of twenty minutes before the evening service

were, judging from the numbers present, greatly

appreciated and they will not have been in vain, if

even they only have stressed the privilege and duty

of each person taking an active part in the worship

of God's House. They will be (D.V.) resumed again

during the Sunday evenings in Lent, beginning on

February 22nd, when it is hoped, that even a greater

number will be able to take part, as by that time the

evenings will not be so dark.


Mr. Hayes has been indisposed for over a month,

but we are glad to say that he is back again and we

hope that he will soon be fully restored to health



There was no regular meeting in December, but

instead the members were invited to attend one of

the mid-week Advent services in a corporate capacity,

and it was gratifying to see so many present, in spite

of inclement weather.

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday,

January 13th, in Seagoe School, at 7.30 p.m., and as

usual this will take the form of a social evening.


His many friends in Seagoe were delighted to hear

that Mr. W. G. Best, Killicomaine. has been appointed

assistant in the Town Clerk's office in succession to

Mr. W. R. Sherman, who has obtained an important

position in the Ministry of Food.

Mr. Wm. J. Russell, of Kilvergan, has successfully

passed the physical and educational tests for enlistment

in the R.U.C., and has already proceeded for training

to the R.U.C. Depot, Enniskillen. He was a valued

member of Carne Sunday School and we wish him

success in his new career.


The Hon. Treasurer for the above gratefully acknowledges

the receipt of the following subscriptions:

Mr. J. Ward, Seagoe £1 0 0

Mr. T. Hall, Seagoe 2 0 0

Mr. S. Hall, Seagoe 2 0 0

Mr. R. M'Clements, Seagoe 5 0 0

£10 0 0


We regret, that through an oversight, the following

subscriptions were not acknowledged in our last

issue: —

1/- each—Mr. and Mrs. V. Carville (junr.), Mr. and

Mrs. J. Hill.


Owing to the fact that H.M. Board of Paper Control

have reduced the paper ration supplied to the publishers

of the Home Words inset, which has proved an attractive

feature of this Magazine since its inception, it has become

necessary to reduce its size considerably. Through

circumstances beyond our control, it has proved impossible

to procure even the reduced inset for this month's Magazine,

but instead the "Portadown News" has kindly printed excerpts

from the January inset on a separate page, which is enclosed.

We hope our readers will appreciate the difficulty and accept

a Magazine much reduced in size, without grumbling. Such

sacrifices are necessary in these times as part of the price

we must pay for the victory for which we are hoping and



In the December issue Mr. W. A. Casey was returned

as paying £2 to this fund. This was inaccurate and the

entry should read thus: —

Mr. W. A. Casey, Eden Crescent £2 2 0


Morning Prayer—The Churchwardens, Messrs. T.

Martin, J. G. Gracey, J.P., W. H. Best, Joseph Ward.

Evening Prayer—Messrs. G. Nixon, A. Kirk, Harold

Watson, J. M'Loughlin, J. Walker.


The Rector gratefully acknowledges the receipt of

£6 10s from Seagoe Christian Endeavour Society and

£l from the Men's Bible Class, both in aid of the

Poor Fund.


We print below a balance sheet, which shows that

the recent beetle drive organised on behalf of the

Sunday School funds was a great success.

Receipts—Tickets sold £11 5 0

Subscriptions: —

Anonymous, Mr. G. Nixon 0 10 0

2/6 each—Miss W. Hoy, Mrs. Geddis;

Mrs. Adams; Mr. W. M'Dowell; Mr. Woods;

Mr. W. Redpath, Mr. Turkington, Mr. Trimble 1 0 0

2/—Mrs. J. Redpath 0 2 0

1/- each—Miss Niblock; Mr. J. Haffey 0 2 0

Sale of Cake 0 1 0

£13 0 0

Expenses 2 2 8

Balance in hand £10 17 4

(W. H. Best, Superintendent.)


At Morning Prayer on Sunday, January 11th, it is

hoped that a number of new recruits will be enrolled

into the Seagoe Company.


We regret the passing from our midst of three old

parishioners. Sarah Collins originally lived in Kernan,

but owing to ill health, she had been in Lurgan

Hospital for a number of years. Mark Hardy was

an old resident of Edenderry; he had been in failing

health for some time. Nicholas Campbell was a

worthy representative of a family, which has been

associated with the townland of Knock for centuries;

he passed away after a few weeks' illness. He will

be greatly missed in Seagoe, a regular Communicant,

a familiar sidesman, he attended the Sunday evening

services until he became indisposed. He was of a

gentle, retiring nature, which endeared him to all who

were privileged to make his acquaintance, and he

leaves behind him happy memories of his sterling

Christian character.

We also have learnt with deep regret of the death

on active service with the R.A.F. of Sergeant-Observer

George Honeyford. To his sister, Mrs. Stoops, and

to the bereaved in our parish at this time we tender

our sincere sympathy and pray that the Divine comfort

and strength may sustain them in their sorrow.


"Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid

them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God."

7th December—William Ivan, son of William and

Annie Jane M'Murray, Ballyhannon.


"Those whom God hath joined together let no man

put asunder."

6th December—Thomas James Ellis, 4, Carrickblacker

Avenue, Portadown, and Anne Beatrice Sharpe,

35, James St., Portadown.

17th December—Ernest Bunting Lynas, 14, Hopefield

Terrace, Portadown, and Violet Hoy, Lylo.

20th December—Samuel Gillespie, 24, Donegall Gardens,

Belfast, and Susan M'Nally, 153, Bridge St., Portadown.


"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from

henceforth, yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest

from their labours."

8th December—Sarah Collins, late of Kernan, aged

75 years.

8th December—Nicholas Campbell, Knock, aged

70 years.

23rd December—Mark Hardy, 8, Watson's Lane, aged

years. (Interred in Knocknamuckley).





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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

Common Prayer.)

MORNING PRAYER—Sundays and Chief Festivals,

11.30 a.m.

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 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.

SEAGO 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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