Seagoe Parish Magazine.
Re-Opening Services will be held (D. V) in the
Parish Church on Sunday, July 5th, at 11-30 am.
and 7 p.m. The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop will
preach at the 11-30 service. The offerings at both
Services will be on behalf of the Renovation Fund.
Rev. Chancellor Archer, B.D., The Rectory,
Rev. W. F. Hayes, B.Ä., The Bungalow, Lower
Rector's— Mr. ROBERT SCOTT.
People's—Mr. THOS. E. MAGINNIS.
The Somme Anniversary.
Services in memory of the Somme Anniversary
will be held on Sunday, June 28th, at 11.30
and 7 in the Parochial Hall. The offerings will
be on behalf of the Co. Armagh Protestant
Orphan Society. The Society has been very generous
in its help of necessitous orphans in Seagoe
Parish, and we ask for liberal offerings in the
great cause. The Society originated in Seagoe
Parish in the year 1869 mainly through the efforts
of the late Major Blacker. An election of Orphans
takes place on June 30th.
A Special Anniversary Service will held in
the Parish Church on Sunday, July 12th, at 7
p.m. The Rev. Canon Marks, B. D, , will preach.
The collection will be on behalf of the Lord
Enniskillen Orphan Fund.
An In Memorium Gift.
Mr. James McDowell and his sister, Miss Sarah
McDowell, of Killicomaine have decided to erect
at the Pulpit a richly carved balustrade beside
the steps leading to the Pulpit, and a similar
handrail on the opposite wall in memory of their
father and mother, who were most highly respected
parishioners. This is a most thoughtful
and valuable gift.
The Parish Church
The Renovation of the Church is now almost
completed and has proved a great success. It
is seldom that a Church receives at the same
time such a successful renovation, both inside
and out. The outward appearance of Seagoe
Church has always been a disappointment
compared with the fine interior. The fact that portion
of the exterior walls and the whole of the
tower were dashed and cemented and portion
neatly pointed suggested a "patchiness" which
spoiled its appearance. The question which had
to be decided was—Would the stonework of the
outer walls and tower if deprived of their coating
of plaster be sufficiently good for pointing. This
could only be ascertained by stripping the walls
and when this was done it was found that the
stonework was good. It was then decided by the
Committee to get the walls pointed . The effect
has proved to be very good, and the tower especiallv
is now an ornament to the Church and to the district.
The inside of the Church has
been transformed. The walls, instead of being
distempered as formerly, have been oil-painted
in a cream colour. The walls of the Chancel
are coloured a light green. The dark staining
has been washed off the pews and it is now possible
to note the fine natural graining of the
wood. The pews have received two coats of
varnish. The heavy brass gasolier has been removed
from the Chancel and a system of electric
flood-lighting has been installed there instead.
An electric light has also been fitted over each
door leading into the Church. A brick flue was
discovered leading from the old Vestry, and the
bricks have been removed and stonework substituted.
The stone at the West Door, which had
become greatly worn in the course of over 100
years, has been removed and replaced by
The Collecting Cards.
Any cards not returned, we would be glad if
the holders would do so without delay, so as
the accounts can be closed. We take this opportunity
of thanking all those who subscribed,
and also the Choir for their generous gift. Chancellor
Archer gives half the proceeds of Guest
Tea to the Mothers' Union Fund and half to the
exterior work on the Church.
Mrs White £0 5 0
Mrs Abraham £0 5 0
Mr Wilson and choir £5 0 0
Mrs Vance – guest tea £12 0 0
Chancellor Archer—Half proceeds from
Guest Tea £5 14 3
£23 4 3
Cards up to date £52 7 6
Subscriptions in the Temple he said,
£75 11 9
List of Card Collectors.
Misses Annie and Maggie Magee £0 10 0
Misses Maud and Eileen Cousins £0 17 0
Miss May Simpson £0 1 9
Miss Minnie Crawford £0 12 0
Miss May Bell £0 10 6
Miss Maggie Ruddell £0 5 0
Misses Peggy and Myrtle Caddell £0 5 0
Miss Agnes McClements £0 7 0
Miss Dorothy Montgomery £0 6 6
Misses Sarah and Rhoda Hoy £0 14 0
Miss Sarah Montgomery £0 5 0
Miss Edna Gray £1 0 0
Misses Cox £1 0 0
Miss Mary Coulter £0 12 0
Miss S. Jennett £2 9 6
Miss Primrose Preston £0 15 0
Miss Mayes £0 16 6
Miss McDouga1 £0 5 6
Misses McLoughlin £0 9 0
Miss M. Preston, Lylo £0 14 0
Miss Robinson £0 14 6
Miss Hilda Walker £0 10 0
Miss Agnes Webb £0 13 6
Miss Lily Hoy £0 13 6
Mrs. Vennard £0 5 3
Mrs. Hunter £0 12 6
Mrs. Allen, 40 Bridge St. £0 10 0
Mr. Stanfield £0 8 6
Mr. and Mrs. Kairns £0 6 0
Miss White £0 4 0
Mrs. Margaret Porter £0 12 0
Mrs. Ballentine £0 5 0
Misses Anderson £1 0 0
Mrs. Gilpin £0 10 0
Mrs. Jas. Twinem £0 12 0
Mrs. Taylor £1 4 0
Mr. Vennard £0 9 9
Misses McCormick, Lylo £0 7 0
Miss Sophie McMurray £0 7 6
Mrs. W. Neill £0 6 0
Mr. J. Walker £0 6 0
Mrs. Sherman £0 13 6
Mrs. Stoops £0 12 0
Mrs. Sands £0 12 0
Mr. and Mitchell £0 10 0
Mrs. Best, Goban Cottage £0 12 0
Mrs. Metcalf £1 0 0
Misses Bradshaw £0 12 0
Mr. and Mrs. Scott £0 12 0
Mrs. Coulter £0 12 0
Mrs. Best, Church Lane . £0 8 6
Mr. Jack Walker £0 6 0
Mrs. Collins £0 10 0
Mr. Hutchinson £0 12 0
Miss Maginnis £0 8 0
Miss McDonald £0 9 0
Miss Matchett £0 13 6
Miss Kirby £0 4 0
Miss Flannigan and Mrs. Shields £0 16 0
Mrs. Reid, James St. £0 13 6
Mrs. Vance £1 14 6
Mrs. Preston, Carrickblacker Rd. £0 10 0
Mrs. Dunlop £2 0 0
Mrs. Campbell £0 2 0
Miss Atkinson £0 12 0
Mrs McCormack £1 4 0
Miss. Calvert £5 10 0
Mrs. J. H. Twinem £0 17 6
Mr. Dick Twinem, America £0 12 0
Miss McDowell, Levaghery £1 13 0
Mrs. Pentland £0 6 0
Mrs. Rainey £0 7 9
Mrs. Marks £0 13 6
Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso Kirk £0 10 0
Roy and Margaret Twinem £0 17 6
Mrs. Darling £0 10 0
£52 7 6
Our Sunday Schools.
It has been decided to close the Morning and
Afternoon Sunday Schools Of the Parish for six
Sundays. They will be closed for the four Sundays
in July and the first two in August. They
will re-open (D. V.) on Sunday, August 16th.
The Closing of the Schools should mean a fuller
attendance of both teachers and children at the
Services in the Parish Church. When our
Blessed Lord heard the voices of the children
in the Temple he said, “If these should hold
their peace the very stones would cry out. " The
Psalmist of old said, " A dav in Thy Courts is
better than a thousand." Our renovated Church
should be a fresh call to truer and deeper worship
on the part of our people.
A Generous Gift.
The Committee of the Mothers' Union has
offered to place in all the pews of the Church
a covering of fine felt, and the gift has been most
gratefully accepted by the Vestry.
Parish Register for June,
The following were Baptized in the Parish
Church on June 6th, 1936
Roberts—Norma Edith, daughter of Harry Geo.
and Edith Roberts, of Killicomaine.
Sponsors—Mary Isabel Steenson, Marguerite
Roney—.Jean, daughter of Hugh and Phoebe
Roney, of Edenderry.
Sponsors - Isabel Roney, Phoebe Roney.
Medlow—Margaret Elizabeth, daughter of John
Joseph and Hannah Margaret Medlow
Sponsors—Violet Elizabeth Haddock. Hannah
RECEIVED INTO THE CONGREGATION.
Hunter—June 6th, 1936, Rita Carol, daughter
of William James Graham and Emma
Hunter, of Edenderry.
Sponsors—Mary Robinson, Emma Hunter.
Kennedy and Fletcher—June 12th, 1936, Robert
Kennedy, of Ballygargan, Parish of
Knocknamuckley, to Gertrude Fletcher,
Mitchell and McCabe—June 13th, 1936, Thomas
Mitchell of Portadown, to Dinah McCabe, of Seagoe Upper.
Gillis and Mayes—June 24th, 1936, James Gillis,
of Portadown, to Louisa Anne Mayes,
Hyslop and Hewitt—June 25th, 1936, Alexander
Hyslop, of Portadown and Glasgow, to
Anne Jane Hewitt, of Edenderry.
Reid—June 1st, Elizabeth Reid, of Edenderry,
aged 78 years.
Dynes—June 6th, Sarah Dynes, of Edendervy,
aged 75 years.
Preston—June 9th, James Preston, of Lylo, aged
Sloane—June 26th, Samuel Sloane, of Drumnagoon, aged 57 years.
Our deep sympathy is given to those among
us whose homes have been visited by the Angel
of Death. Mrs. Elizabeth Reid passed away
after a long and tedious illness which she bore
with great patience. We express our sincere
sympathy with Mr. George Reid, Miss M. Reid,
Mr. J. H. Reid and her sister in their sad loss.
The death of James Preston, of Lylo, was very
sudden. He had never quite recovered from a
gassing during his service in the War. He
passed away after a few hours of weakness. Our
sincere condolence goes out to his bereaved wife
and family, who were united to him by ties of
deep affection. A detachment of the British
Legion was present at his funeral, and the Union
Jack covered his coffm.
The death of Mrs. Dynes at an advanced age is
also much lamented.
Visit of the Lord Bishop.
The Lord Bishop the Right Rev. Dr. McNiece,
has most kindly consented at very short notice
to preach in the Parish Church at 11.30 a.m.
Service on July 5th, when the Church will be
re-opened after the Renovation.
A Splendid Excursion,
Our Excursion to Warrenpoint on Thursday,
June 18th, was indeed a splendid success. The
children, with their teachers, assembled at the
Parish Church at 8.45 a.m., where a short service
was held by the Rev. W. F. Hayes. Headed
by the Seagoe C.L.B. Pipe Band, a long line of
young people made their way to the station. It
was a glorious morning. The sun shone out of
a cloudless sky, and although the weather on prevous
days had been unsettled no sign of rain appeared.
The train for Warrenpoint steamed out,
of the station at 9.55 sharp, and we were soon
flying through the beautiful green fields and
along the fragrant hedges of the County Armagh.
The excursionists were very numerous. A large
number of adult tickets had. been sold. The
journey to Warrenpoint took just an hour, and
at 11 a.m. all dismounted from the train. The
first, refreshment was soon ready in the spacious
Pavilion, and the good tea and tasty sandwiches
were much enjoyed. During the day the excursionists
went everywhere and enjoyed every moment, of the day.
Many of the younger and more
active climbed to the Big Stone, others not quite
so active got as far as Fiddler's Green. Nearly
everybody bathed, some doing so three or four
times during the day. The second refreshment
was at 4.30, and again the Pavilion was crowded.
After tea, all again went to the shore and got
still further enjoyment. The return train left
Warrenpoint at 8.40 p.m. and made a quick run
to Portadown. The return march to the Church
was headed by the Band. Great crowds were
gathered in the streets. Arrived at the Church,
the Rector thanked the Band for the help they
had given, and the National Anthem was then
sung, and hearty cheers given for the King and
Seagoe Mothers' Union,
The members of the Mothers Union spent a
most enjoyable afternoon at Milltown Rectory on
Thursday, June 4th, on the very kind invitation
of the Rev. J. F. J. Magill and Mrs. Magill.
There is a very close link of friendship between
the Milltown Mothers' Union and the Seagoe
branch. The weather was fine and the members
spent the evening playing games and admiring
the delightful lake scenery of Milltown.
We regret, to hear of the death of the Rev. J.
Dunlop, M. A. , Rector of Lissan, near Cookstown,
and formerly Curate of Drumcree. We sympathise
very sincerely with Mrs. Dunlop in her bereavement.
The latter part of June was of a trying character
and the fierce thunderstorm of last week
caused trepidation amongst many. Fortunately,
there was no serious casualty in the parish. but
the fatality at Ardmore was a sad result of the
Old Seagoe Notes.
Forty Years of Seagoe Parish Church.
Special Services will be held (D. V.) in Seagoe Church at Morning
and Evening Service, on Sunday next, August 9th, 1890. Preacher Thos. J. Welland.
D.D., Rector of St. Thomas's, Belfast.
A collection will be made at each of these Services on behalf
of the Church enlargement Fund.
Seagoe Church—Special re-opening services
are to be held in Seagoe Church on Sunday next.
9th inst. The preacher at both morning and
evening services is to be the Rev. Thos.
Welland, D.D., rector of St. Thomas,
With the exception of the west gable and tower,
this church has been entirely rebuilt with the
addition of a chancel (in the memory of the late
Stewart Blacker, Esq., D.L., of Carrickblacker),
and a south aisle. These improvements, resulting
in a building of great beauty, have been carried
out effectively from the plans of the Architect,
Mr. Thos. Drew, R H.A., by our respected
townsmen, Messrs. Collen Bros.
Seagoe Church in 1816.—At a Vestry held
March 31, 1812, a committee was appointed for
building the new church of the parish of Seagoe. '
It consisted of the following persons
Rev. Richard Olpherts, Captain Woolsey, and
Messrs. Robert Fivy, Woolsey Atkinson, Wm.
Overend, David Ruddle, Joseph Malcomson, and
Tolerton Lutton. When it was decided to erect
a new church it was found impossible to build
the larger edifice upon the old site—hallowed by
its religious use for centuries—because the graves
had been permitted to encroach upon the Southern
and Western sides of the church, so that the
earth was raised several feet above the floor. A
new site, measuring above two roods and thirteen
perches, in the adjoining townland of Upper
Seagoe, and about forty perches distant, was
granted by Lady Olivia Sparrow, acting as guardian
for her son, Robert Acheson St. John
Sparrow. The deed of conveyance is dated
March 2, 1814, and six days later, at a vestry
held on March 8, the unanimous consent of the
parishioners was given to the change of site;
which was finally confirmed by an order of the
Privy Council on June 21. 1814.
SERVICES—The PARISH CHURCH
HOLY COMMUNION Sunday after Morning
Prayer ; 3rd Sunday at 8 a.m., and on the Chief
HOLY BAPTISM— 1st Saturday of cach Month at 3
p m e, and during any Service in the Parish Church,
notice be given ; Two Sponsers at least are required
and they must be Confirmed Members of the Church.
Churchings are held at each Baptism. Mothers are
(See Book of
expected to bring a thankoffering.
MORNING PRAYER—Sundays and Chief Festivals,
EVENING PRAYER—Sundays, 7 p.m
Hacknahay—Last Sunday of Month at 3-30 p.m.
Drumgor— Sccond Sunday of Month at 4 p.m
Edenderry—Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
MARRIAGES must be performed between 8 a.m. and 3pm
BIBLE CLASS FOR MEN in Edenderry on
Sundays at 10 a m.
SUNDAY SCHOOLS 10 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
on Tuesdays and Fridays.
GIRLS' FRIENDLY SOCIETY in Seagoe School on
Mondays at 8 p.m.
SEAGOE P.E. SCHOOL, 9-15 a.m. Principal—Mr.
3 p m. Licenses are issued by Rev. Canon Hannon,
Rectory, Lurgan. Due notice (48 hours) mus be given to the Rector of intended weddings. FEES—BY License—
Labourers 5/- Tradesmen 10/-, Merchants and Farmers 15/-, Professional, at. 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.
A copy of the Magazine will be sent post free to any subscriber for 3/- per anunm.
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