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LIST OF SERVICES.
On the 1st Sunday of each month after Morning Prayer, and on the 3rd Sunday of each
Month at 8 a.m.; also on the Chief Festivals of the Church.
On the 1st Saturday of each Month at 3 p m. , also at any of the Public Services of the Church
if notice be given (N .B.— Two Sponsors are required in the case of each child brought for Baptism.)
11.30 a m, Morning Prayer ; 7 p m , Evening Prayer.
Drumgor Church Hall—2nd Sunday of each Month at 3.45 p.m
Hacknahay School—Last Sunday of Month at 3.45 p.m
WEEK DAY SERVICES.
Service is held in the Parish Church or in Edenderry Parochial Hall Thursdays at 8 p m , and
in Hacknahay School on the 2nd Thursday of each Month.
For Men every Sunday Morning at 10 a m. , in the Wooden Hall, Edenderry.
For Women every Sunday Morning at 10 a.m., in the Reading Room, Bridge Street
For Women every Sunday Morning in Seagoe School at 10 15 a.m.
For Men and Women at Carne Church Hall on Tuesday Evenings at 7.30.
Edendery' Parochial Hall, 10 a.m. ; 3.30 p.m.
Seagoe School, 10 a.m. ; 3.30 p.m.
Lylo (Bluestone), 3pm
MARRIAGES may take place in the Parish Church between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p m.
FUNERALS will be attended by the Parochial Clergy if due notice be given.
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Seagoe Parish magazine.
RECTOR —REV. JAMES E. ARCHER, B.D., The Rectory, Seagoe.
CURATE —REV. JOHN TAYLOR, B.A., Seagoe Villa.
N.B.—The Clergy will feel greatly obliged if the
Parishioners will notify to them any cases
of illness at the earliest possible moment.
MR. JOSEPH MONTGOMERY, Levaghery.
MR. JOSEPH M'MURRAY, Ballinary
Select Vestry :
ALBIN, MR. JAMES
ATKINSON, MR. W. R.
CALVERT, MR. GEORGE
COSTELLO, MR. ATKINSON
GRACEY, MR. ROBERT
IRWIN, MR, WILSON
ATKINSON, MR. W. R. , Secretary and Treasurer.
MONRO, MR. JOSEPH
MARTIN, MR. THOMAS
MONTGOMERY, MR. T. J.
McDOWELL, MR. WM. J.
ROCK, MR. DAVID
STEPHENSON, MR. JOSEPH
We start this year a new Parish Magazine
and we are very anxious that all our
Parishioners should become subscribers. The subscription for the
whole year will be ONE SHILLING
which will ensure that the subscriber
gets a copy of the Magazine each month on
publication. The charge for each separate copy of
the Magazine will be one penny.
We believe that the Magazine will prove most
useful in binding together all the Parishioners and
keeping them informed of every branch of Parochial
life. All items of Parish news will be recorded from
month to month ; also Baptisms, Marriages and
Deaths. Meetings will be announced in our columns,
and all Special Services can be made known
throughout the Parish. It is our intention also
from time to time to publish extracts from the old
records of Seagoe Parish, and it will be well worth
our readers' while to keep each copy of the Magazine
carefully, and get all bound at the end of the year.
They will thus possess a valuable record of Church
work and life in the Parish.
We wish all our people "A Very Bright and
Happy New Year."
OFFERTORIES FOR DECEMBER.
£ s d £ s d
Dec. 3rd - 1st Sunday in Advent 1 1 1 7 0 15 1
0 7 2
10th - 2nd 1 4 4 0 11 8
17th - 3rd 1 3 9 0 14 8
24th - 4th 0 13 0 0 8 6
„ 25th – Christmas Day 0 9 6
1 14 0
31st—Sunday after Christmas 0 17 9 0 8 2
£7 11 1 £2 18 1
" As many of you as have been baptised into Christ, have put on Christ."
December Ist— Hester Adelaide, daughter of John and Isabella Lindsay.
December 2nd— Henry, son of John and Elizabeth Wright.
William, son of William and Mary Ann McClatchey.
Annie, daughter of John and Eliza Jane Magee.
Mabelina, daughter of Robert Henry and Margaret Ann Best.
Mary, daughter of Samuel and Mary Gracey.
Gertrude, daughter of James and Sarah Jane Reid.
December 27th—— Mary, daughter of William James and Mary Webb.
" Those whom God hath joined together let no man put asunder."
Dec 21st —Robert James Spence, 17 Charles Street, Portadown, to Margaret Finney, 46
Bridge Street, Edenderry.
Dec 22nd —Francis Harvey, Drumnagoon, to Agnes Laverty, Kernan.
Dec 25th—William Allen, Tagnavin, Lurgan, to Jane Gregson, Drumgor.
I know that my Redeemer liveth."
Nov 30th —William Simpson, Seagoe, aged 70.
Dec 12th —Isaac Dynes, Crossmacaghilly, aged 84.
Dec 13th—John Sweeney, Seagoe, aged 82.
Dec 16th —Matthew Robb, Tarson.
Dec 25th—John Graham, Drumnagoon, aged 71.
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Our Advent Services.
The special services held during Advent were very
well attended. The evening congregations especially
showed a large increase. The special preachers on
Sunday evenings were Rev. F. W. Clarendon, Rector
of Maralin ; Rev. R. S. O'Loughlin, D.D., Rector of
Lurgan . and the Rev. O. Scoff, Rector of Gilford.
The keynote of all our services during Advent was
The Church of Ireland a Missionary Church." On
each Thursday evening we had special preachers—
Rev. T. Kingsborough, Rev. Jones, and Rev. F.
J. Halahan, and the services were hearty and devotional in spirit.
These letters stand for Missionary Prayer Union an
organisation recently started to stir up missionary
interest throughout the Parish. Our good friend,
Rev. W. T. Grey, was present at the first meeting
just before he left Ireland for Japan.
We publish a letter in our columns this month from Mr. Grey,
giving a very full account of his voyage and first
experiences in that interesting country. A meeting
of the M.P.U. was held on Tuesday last in Seagoe
School. There was a good attendance of the
members, and the Advent Mission Boxes were opened
during the meeting. They contained a sum of
£2 13s 10d. A social meeting of the members will
(D.V.) take place on Tuesday, February 6th, at 7.30
p.m. We are fortunate in having as our Hon. Sec.
so capable a missionary worker as Mr. Wilson Irwin.
Men's Recreation Room,
The Room in Bridge Street is open every evening
for the men of the district. During the past quarter
some very successful gatherings have been held, and
the room is frequented by large number of men.
Much of the success of the room has been due to the
exertions of the officers—the Hon. Sec. , Mr Hugh
Stoops; the Assistant Sec., Mr. E. Holland; and
last but not least, to Mr. Wm. Sherman, the Hon.
Treas , who has brought the undertaking to a condition of complete success.
We hope shortly to greatly improve the Room, and we believe it will be,
under God's blessing, one of the most valuable of
our parochial agencies.
We have to thank our many friends for kind gifts
each week for our shooting competitions, also Miss
Armstrong for a gift of twelve chairs, and to Miss
Beattie for a form for the Women's Bible Class.
On Wednesday evening, January 3rd, a most
successful gathering of Sunday School children and
teachers took place in Hacknahay School. The
occasion was the Annual Distribution of Prizes.
After a plentiful repast of tea and cake the Rector
(Rev. J. E. Archer) took the chair and in a few
words impressed upon all present the importance of
Sunday School work. Mr. W. J. Calvert then gave
a magnificent selection of pieces on his phonograph.
During the programme the choir, under Miss
Calvert's direction, gave some very nice sacred
selections. Mr. T. E. Maginniss read with good
effect some amusing pieces, which delighted the
young people. The prizes were then distributed by
Miss Calvert, after which the choir again sang a
hymn and then each child was presented with an
A hearty vote of thanks was given to Mr. Calvert,
who very kindly provided the entertainment at his
We hear good accounts of this Fund, and we hope
that every family in the Parish will give something
If you have not already subscribed send in
your subscription without delay to the Collector for
SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE.
Letter front Rev. W T.. Grey.
St. Andrew's House,
Nov. 12, 1905
To the Members of the Missionary Prayer Union, Seagoe,
My Dear Friends,
I am writing this in the hope that it
will reach Seagoe in time for your December
It is exactly two months to-day since I helped to
form your Union, and the memory of that meeting
has often encouraged and strengthened me since.
landed in Japan on October 31st, but I only reached
Tokyo four days ago, November 8th.
I have not yet had time to form impressions of
the Japanese that would be worth recounting to you.
In my next quarterly letter I hope to tell you some-
thing about the people, customs, &c. ; I really only
write now to let you know that I have been brought
safely to the end of my long journey, to give you
some information about my present situation (I don't
use this word in the colloquial sense in which it is
used at home) and to emphasise my need of your
I enjoyed the voyage very much, tho' it was a bit
too long, and I felt glad when it came to an end.
We had practically no bad weather the whole time.
The most trying part was the heat, which for about
three weeks was intense. During that period it was
impossible to keep dry ; one was always in a state of
At night we slept on deck, as
remaining in our cabins was out of the question.
On Sundays we had the usual services on board—
in the 1st saloon in the morning, and in the 2nd
saloon in the evening. I acted as Chaplain on four
of the Sundays.
I had to change ship twice at Colombo and
Shanghai. At the latter place I was delayed nearly
a week before I could get a ship for Japan. This
delay, tho' unwelcomely expensive, enabled me to
see a little of the neighbourhood, and of missionary
work among the Chinese, and therefore I don't
From Shanghai I came on by a cargo boat, as I
should have had to wait there still longer if I waited
for the next passenger ship. We called at two ports
before getting to Yokahama (which is the port for
Tokyo) viz.—Shimonoseki and Kobe. The former
is the place where the treaty was signed at the
conclusion of the war between China and Japan.
We stayed at Kobe 5 days as the ship had a very
large cargo to discharge there. One of the missionaries there, Rev. G. Nind, S.P.G , invited me to
stay with him while I remained in Kobe, and he and
his wife were exceedingly kind and made me feel
quite at home. One evening I went with him to a
It was held in a mission
room, and it was very much like one of our cottage
meetings at home. There were no chairs, of course,
—the congregation squatted on the floor. The
service opened with a hymn, then followed an
extempore prayer. After another hymn one of the
missionaries gave a short address. Then there was
some more singing, and then another missionary
spoke, and the meeting closed with prayer.
Of course I did not understand a word, but the
tunes of the hymns were familiar, and I knew what
they were singing about. They seemed intensely
earnest, and I can hardly express how I felt as I
watched those people who had been rescued from
heathendom worshipping God in a strange tongue, but
in the music that we all love. My first Sunday in
Japan was spent in
Kobe, and I preached in the
I arrived here Wednesday night last, Nov. 8th,
and received a very warm welcome from my new
friends. One of them met me at Yokahama (which
is only about 20 miles from Tokyo) and piloted
myself and my baggage to S. Andrew's,
Our Mission House is commodious and comfort-
able, built, as most of the Japanese houses are, of
wood, but in, European style. There are at present
five of us living together, and another is expected
to join us in about a month. Perhaps you would
like to know the names of my companions. The
head is Rev. A. F. King. He is in charge of the
English services S. Andrew's Church, Tokyo ; he
is also chaplain to the St. Hilda's Mission (the
women's branch of our work), and he lectures in a
Hostel for Divinity Students which we have in
connection with S. Andrew's. Mr. King is also in
charge of the missionary work carried on in one of
the outlying country stations.
Then there is Rev. A. E. Webb, who is in
charge of Shinami-cho Mission, Tokyo, and of S.
Luke's Church in one of the city districts.
Rev. Wm. C. Gemmill is in charge of S. Andrew's
Boarding-house, in which a home is provided for
Christian young men who come up to Tokyo for
study, and in which they are kept under Christian
influences, Mr. Gemmill is also a Lecturer in one
of the Government Universities here.
Rev. W. H. Mockridge is in charge of a Church at
Mita, another district in the city.
I feel sure I shall like my fellow-workers, as
indeed I do already. They all seem extremely good,
earnest men, and they have extended to me a real
brotherly welcome. We have three Japanese clergy-
men working with us, but as they are married men
with families they live in houses of their own. One
of them is the Head-master of our Boys' School.
Another is Principal of the Hostel for Divinity
Students, and the third is in charge of the Japanese
Services in S. Andrew's Church.
I have not seen much of these yet, but I hear great things about
There is one point about this Mission that I have
been greatly struck with, and that is the emphasis
that is laid upon the value of intercessory prayer.
Every step that is taken is taken in the power of
prayer, all that is done is sanctified by prayer.
Every morning the members of the Mission meet
together in our little Church at 7 0'clock and spend
the first hour of the day in prayer.
Again at noon we join in intercessions with God
that His Blessing may rest upon us and others.
And once more we meet together for the same
purpose before retiring to rest.
Tokyo is a huge city. If you were to walk across
it from one side to the other you would have to walk
about 7 or 8 miles; the population is, I hear, considerably
over 1 ½ millions. There are many fine
side streets, but most of the streets are very
narrow, lined with small wooden houses, chiefly
There is a splendid service of electric trams
running through the main thoroughfares, but the
general method of locomotion is the Rickshaw."
I have begun to learn the language, which I am
told is one of the most difficult in the world. I
shall, however, be able to do a little in English, so
that I shan't be altogether dumb till my Japanese
tongue is loosed. I have already addressed a meeting
of Japanese students who understand English.
Remember that I am depending on your prayers.
Think of yourselves as Foreign Missionaries
stationed at home. By earnest prayer for me and
my work here (as your representative) you can do as
real work for Japan as I can on the spot. When
you are on your knees praying for India or Japan,
you are really in a true sense spending so much time
in those countries, and doing real work in them.
And now I must say good bye to you, and may
God bless you all. I wish you all a very happy
Christmas, and when you are experiencing the happiness
of that sacred season think of those who as
yet know nothing of Christmas joy.
Yours in our Blessed Lord,
WM. T. GREY.
We direct the special attention of our readers to
the advertisements in our Magazine. We hope that
as far as possible they will patronise those who have
helped forward our efforts by inserting advertisements.
Girls' Friendly Society.
The Edenderry branch of this Society meets in
the Parochial Hall every Monday evg., at 8 0'clock,
under the charge of the Misses Atkinson. Bible Classes
conducted by the Rector and the Rev. J. Taylor,
meet on alternate Mondays—once every fortnight.
We are glad to hear that the Drumgor branch is
doing so well ; it meets once a fortnight on Monday
evenings. The members of the Hacknahay branch
will assemble in Edenderry, on Saturday, January
6th, and every second Saturday following, at 3.
The classes for candidates will be held by Miss
Connor at the Parochial Hall at the same hour, and
on the same days.
We want all the members to attend the meetings
regularly, and get others to join. The Misses
Dawson, who are so much missed in the Parish,
have taken up G.F.S. work in Belfast. Their
labours for the benefit of the G.F.S. in Seagoe will
not soon be forgotten.
The Parish Magazine is on sale at Mrs. Malcomson's,
News Agent, Bridge Street, where copies of
this number may be had—ld each.
Notes on Old Seagoe.
The old Irish name of Seagoe Parish was Tydba,
which means in Irish the house of Gobhan."
Seagoe is a corruption of the Latin name Sedes
The present Parish Church was built in 1816, and
the old church in the graveyard ceased to be used
from that time.
The bridge at Edenderry was built in the year
1837 and cost £9,000. It was built on dry ground
and the river was diverted to flow under it.
There were only 12 houses in Edenderry in 1837,
One of the oldest Bells in Ireland is the Cloch-
Bann or Bell of Seagoe, which is preserved in a
glass-case in the Royal Irish Academy Museum,
Kildare Street, Dublin. It dates from A.D. 907.
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