Seagoe Parish Magazine.
Rev. J. W. Appelbe, M.A.,
Rev. W. F. Hayes, B.A., L.Th.,
The Bungalow, Lower Seagoe.
Rector's—JOHN H. TWINEM.
THE CLERGY WILL ESTEEM IT A FAVOUR
IF IN CASES OF SICKNESS THEY ARE
CALENDAR FOR JULY.
July 4th—6th Sunday after Trinity.
July 7th—Confirmation Service in Parish
Church at 8 p.m.
July 11th—7th Sunday after Trinity.
Orange Anniversary Service at 7 p.m.
July 18th—8th Sunday after Trinity
July 25th—9th Sunday after Trinity. St.
The Bishop was unable to come to us
on 29th June, but will come instead on
Wednesday, July 7th, at 8 p.m. Candidates
are asked to be in their places in
Church at 7.30 p.m. The girls will assemble
in the School at 7.15 p.m., when
they can put on their veils.
ORANGE ANNIVERSARY SERVICE.
This Service will be held in the Parish
Church on Sunday evening, July 11th, at
7 p.m. The preacher will be the Rev. G.
A. Boulger, M.A., Rector of Ardmore.
The collection will be in aid of the Lord
Enniskillen Memorial Orphan Fund.
SUNDAY SCHOOL EXCURSION.
This annual event took place on Thursday,
June 24th, when a large contingent
of children and parents went to Warrenpoint.
The day was all that could be desired,
bright sunshine and a cloudless sky,
with a nice breeze. The catering was admirably
carried through by Messrs. Davison, Portadown.
All returned, safe, well sun-burned, after having spent a most
enjoyable day. We were glad to have with us about a
hundred people from Ardmore Parish.
The various Sunday Schools in the
Parish will be closed during the month of
July and part of August. They will resume again
on Sunday, 22nd August. This
break gives our devoted band of teachers
an opportunity for a well deserved rest.
Parents are requested to see that their
children commence again punctually on
the re-opening day, and during the period
when the Sunday Schools remain closed
they should encourage their children to
attend the Services in the Parish Church.
EDENDERRY BIBLE CLASS.
The Bible Class here will be resumed
again on Sunday, August 22nd, at 10.15
The annual excursion in connection
with the above took place to Portrush on
Saturday, June 12th. All the necessary
details, which went to make the outing so
enjoyable had been attended to by Mr. T.
H. Wilson, Organist, and it is due to his
untiring zeal for the choir's welfare that
the members were able to travel so far
afield and enjoy the scenery and good air
of North Antrim.
We print below a list of those who subscribed
to the Choir Fund, and we take
this opportunity of expressing our best
thanks to them for their help :
Subscriptions to Choir Fund, 1937, per
Thos. H. Wilson.
Mrs. George Porter, £l 1s; Miss Isabel
Atkinson, £ 1; Miss Rebecca Calvert, £ 1;
Mrs. Jack Calvert, £1; Mrs. Dunlop, £1;
Lady Kelly, £ 1; Mr. James M'Dowell, £l;
Major Shillington, M.P., £l; Wm. Robinson, Esq., J.P., £ 1;
Mr. James Lewie £1; George H. Wilson, £l,
Rev. J. W. Appelbe, M.A., 10s; Rev. Canon Taylor, M.A., 10s;
Major McC1ean, 10s; Mr. John Johnston,
M.P., 10s; Mr. Hugh Ross, 10s; Mr. T. A.
Shillington, 10s; Mr. J. G. Sinton, 10s;
Hon. J. Milne Barbour, M.P., 10s; Captain
Blacker, 10s; An Old Seagoe Friend, 10s;
Mr. James Wightman, 10s; Mr. George
Johnston, 10s; Mr. D. W. Thornton, 10s;
Mr. Saml. Rennix, 10s; Mr. John Davison,
10s; Mr. John Montgomery, 10s; Dr. Victor
Walker, 10s; Mr. James Blane, J.P., 10s;
Mr. H. Murray Gibson, 10s; Mr. Sidney
Bright, 10s; Mr. Sam Lutton, 10s; Mr. R.
Chapman, 10s; Mr. Scarlett, 10s; Mr.
Seale, 10s; Miss Isabell Best, 10s; Mrs. T.
H. Wilson, 10s, Miss Nellie Robinson, 10s;
Messrs. Clements and Wilson, 8s; Mr. Sam
Walker, 6s; Rev. G. H. Daunt, 5s 6d; Mr.
Callender Bullock, 5s; Mr. John Reid, 5s;
Mr. Tom Courtney, 5s; Mr. William White,
5s; Mrs. Ashdown, 5s; Miss Matchett, 5s
Mr. Sam M'Cormick, 5s; Dr. Henry, 5s;
Mrs. Vance, 5s; Mrs. Sherman, 5s;
Mr. Tom Hall, 5s; Mr. Wadsworth, 5s;
Mr. Douglas Stoops. 5s; Mr Isaac Davison, 5s
Mr. J. J. Forsythe, 5s; Mr. John Twinem,
5s; Mr. Sam Corbett, 5s; Mr. T. E. Maginnis, 5s;
Mr. Robert Scott, 5s; Mr. W. A.
Casey, 5s; Mr. Gilbert Price, 5s; Miss M.
Reid, 2s 6d; Mrs. Sam Abraham, 2s 6d, Dr.
Robert Hadden, 2s 6d; Mr. Leonard Bebe,
2s 6d; Mr. John Lyness, 2s 6d, Mr. Carragher, 2: 6d;
Mrs. James Shanks, 2s 6d •
Mrs. Tom Reid, 2s 6d; Mrs. James Sands,
2s 6d; Gd. Total—£31 18s 0d.
To 'Bus to Portruh £12 2s 0d; York
Hotel (dinners), £4 10s 0d; Tips, 14s 0d;
postage, etc., £l 15s (d; Magazines and
postage, 10s 6d balance, £12 6s 6d —Total
“31 18s 0d By Subscriptions, £31 18s 0d.
SEAGOE P.E. SCHOOL.
This School closed for the summer holidays
on Friday: July 2nd, and will re-open
on Monday, 16th August, 1937.
RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE INSPECTION.
This took place in Seagoe P.E School on
Friday, 4th June, 1937. Nearly one hundred children were
present for examination, and the Inspector, the Rev. J. Armstrong,
E,A., expressed high appreciation
of teachers and pupils. He was very
pleased with the children's singing of
hymns, especially those selected from
Child Songs" by Carey Bonner.
The following is a list of the names of
those children who obtained certificates:
First Class—Alfred Magee, Viola Morrison,
Oswald Hall, Walker Vennard, Tom
Ruddell, Fred Thompson, Evelyn Morrison,
Second Class—Tom McCabe, Harry Girvan,
Ernest Ruddell, Feniah Ward, Annie
McCabe, Hilda Walker, Moyra Scott, Ella
Hall, Robert Abraham, Gerald Scott, Jas.
Hughes, Helen McMurray, Mabel Ruddell,
Doreen McMurray, Marjorie Campbell.
Third Class—Ernest Caddell, Betty Metcalfe,
Willie Hoy, William McClatchey,
Nelson Hall, Sydney Guy, Mary Webb,
William Ruddell, Norman Weir.
The above was held in Seagoe Rectory
grounds on Thursday, June 10th, at 7 p.m.
About four hundred parishioners were
present and enjoyed the good things
which were provided for tea by the ladies
of the parish. The Rev. W. F. Hayes presided,
in the absence of the Rector
through illness, and after tea the Rev.
Chancellor Orr, LL.D., Rector of Gilford,
and Mr, H. C. Malcolm, of Lurgan, addressed
all present on the need for a new
and up-to-date rectory. Some members
of the Select Vestry also spoke.
The weather was ideal for an outdoor
tea-party, and we hope all enjoyed the
evening. It was a big venture to undertake
the catering for so many, but it
proved to be no trouble to the keen band
of workers, who carried it through with
such success. To all who helped and to all
who so kindly gave cakes, etc., we extend
our best thanks.
SEAGOE C.L.B. IN OMAGH.
On Sunday evening, 22nd June the
C.L.B. travelled by special 'bus to Omagh,
on the invitation of Rev. Canon Cullimore,
M.A., Rector of Omagh. 49 members of
our Company left the Parochial Hall at
2.30 p.m., accompanied by Rev. W. F.
Hayes, B.A. It was a lovely evening and
the run was greatly enjoyed. On arriving
in Omagh, about 4.45 p.m., tea was served
in the Parochial Hall by ladies of Omagh
Parish. Afterwards the two Companies
fell in for parade, headed by Seagoe C.L.B.
pipe band, Omagh Company pipe band
following. A parade was made through
the centre of the town to the rectory and
back in time for Evening Service. The
Rev. Canon McQuade, from Derry, delivered
the sermon. Following the Church
Service a short parade was made through
part of the town and back to the Parochial
Hall, for a second very enjoyable tea,
which was greatly appreciated by all.
Omagh Company can be complimented on
their hospitality. The Rev. W. F. Hayes
thanked the Omagh Company for their
invitation to us and expressed the thanks
of the Sea.goe C.L.B. for the very enjoyable
time which was accorded us, also the lady
friends for their splendid tea.
Capt. E. Mitchell also expressed his appreciation
on behalf of the Seagoe Company, and also extended an invitation to
Omagh CL.B. to come to Seagoe.
The fine C.L.B. spirit is evident in our
Company by the fact that the very high
'bus charges are covered by each lad paying his way.
The Company wish to express their appreciation to Mr. W. White,
who accompanied them to Omagh with
his car, carrying a number of boys. This
solved a difficult problem, as the 'bus
would not carry the number wishing to
go. The C.L.B. gratefully thanks Mr. White ( E. M. )
SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE
EDENDERRY SUNDAY SCHOOL.
proceeds from Shamrock Tea £ 14 14 10
£ 14 14 10
To Balance £ 3 10 6
£ 3 10 6
Prizes £7 10 3
Hall and Gas £0 8 0
Vennard, for erecting tables £0 2 6
Mrs. Vennard £0 2 6
Cairns, hire of car £0 10 0
Davison, pastry £2 11 1
Balance £3 10 6
£14 14 10
*Davison, catering for 1936 £2 14 7
Balance £0 15 11
£3 10 6
*Refund to Morning Sunday School£2 14 7
Parents, when bringing their children to
be baptized, must remember that the
father and mother must be present to
stand for their child, The mothers are
always present but there seems to be a
mistaken notion prevalent in some quarters,
that the father need not be present;
this is no doubt due to a misunderstanding.
IN FUTURE NO CHILD WILL BE
BAPTIZED UNLESS THE FATHER IS
(If for some good reason the father is
prevented he must send a male substitute.)
There was a fine attendance at the
meeting held on Tuesday, June 8th, in
Seagoe P.E. School. After tea, Mrs. Lamb
gave a most interesting address.
There will be no regular meeting in July
At the June meeting of the Select Vestry
the members of the Mothers' Union made
a gift of beautifully worked Communion
linen to the Vestry for use in Church.
This was much needed and we are grateful
to them for their thoughtful enterprise.
The annual Service in connection with
the above was held on Sunday morning,
June 27th. The preacher was the Rev. F.
J. Halahan, M.A., M.C., Rector of Drumcree.
There was a fair attendance of ex-Servicemen.
The collection was in aid of
the Earl Haig Fund. After the Service in
Church there was a short service at the
Church gates—the parochial War Memorial
—and a beautiful wreath was laid.
The procession of ex-Servicemen was
led by the Seagoe C.L.B. Band.
Since our last issue two parishioners
have received the " Home Call." Mrs.
Jeffers was seriously ill for several months.
Mr. Anderson was an old parishioner of
Seagoe but lived in Belfast for some years.
To the bereaved we extend our sympathy.
Suffer little children to come unto Me, and
forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of
June 6th William Ivan, son of William and Lilian Gregson, Drumgor.
June 6th—Ellen Frances, daughter of James Alexander and Elizabeth
Liggett. 13, Foundry St.
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord
from henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit, that they
may rest from their labours."
May 29th—Alice Mills, Thomas Street, Portadown, aged 66 years.
May 30th—Sarah Jeffers, 15, Railway St., Portadown, aged 29 years.
May 31st—Gertrude Maud M'Dowell, Belfast, aged 33 years.
June 11th—Francis James Anderson, Belfast, aged 50 years.
We were glad to read of the appointment of Miss S. Maginnis, Fortwilliam, to
the staff of Ballinacor P.E.S. Miss Maginnis is a willing and useful helper in
Hacknahay Sunday School, where she
acts as honorary organist. We wish her
success in her new post.
The annual inspection of our Seagoe
Company was held on Friday evening, the
28th May, in the Parochial Hall. Rev. J.
W. Appelbe, M.A., presided. Col. Commandant
A. Fryer, M.M., was the inspecting officer, and was accompanied by his
staff. Lt.-Col. Houston, 2nd in Command,
and Capt. E. Mitchell, Battalion Adjutant.
The company paraded for inspection
under Lt. Joseph Hynes and Lt. David
Allen. The proceedings opened with the
Brigade hymn. A very interesting programme followed.
The Training Corps O'Grady Drill down was won by Pte. Tom
M'Cabe and L.-Cpl. Wm. Best came 2nd.
Boxing contests by members of the
Corps caused great amusement.
The maze marching and physical training
under Lt. Hynes, were watched with great
interest. But the outstanding item was
the gymnastic display in charge of Lt.
Lt.-Col. Houston examined Sergt. A.
Heyburn and Sergt. Wm. Donaldson for
their proficiency badges. Both qualified
with very good marks.
Col. Fryer made the following promotions
A. Heyburn to Co. Quartermaster Sergeant,
Cpl. Wm. Donaldson to
Sergt., Pte. Jack Best to L.-Cpl., Pte. David
Donaldson to L.-Cpl. Training Corps promotions
:—Pte. Geo. Hunter to L.-Cpl.,
Pte. Wm. Best to L.-Cp1.
Col. Fryer, in his remarks, referred to
the efficiency of the Company, expressing
his appreciation of the high standard of
drill and physical training which he had
seen. But he wished to remind each lad
that drill was only one part of C.L.B. work,
the main aim being to make good Churchmen.
He hoped each lad present would
do his part to further the C.L.B. by regular Church attendance.
He was also looking forward to seeing some Seagoe lads at
camp this year.
The senior camp is at Scarborough, and
the Training Corps Camp at Bangor, Co.
Down. Col. Fryer was very pleased to say
that Rev. W. F. Hayes, B.A., was coming to
the T.C. camp at Bangor as Camp Chaplain.
Seagoe Company are sending officers to
Harrow this year for the Officers Training
Course. This course is for two weeks at
the end of August. Lt. Joseph Hynes, Lt.
David Allen and Coy. Sergt.-Major Foster
Shanks are going over for this course. The
course will be of great value and Seagoe
Company will benefit by their experience.
Rev. J. W. Appelbe, M.A., in replying,
said he was very pleased to meet Col. Fryer
and Lt.-C01. Houston, and he extended a
hearty welcome to them at our inspection.
He had no doubt that Col. Fryer's
remarks would be appreciated by the lads
He also welcomed the friends who had
come along to support the C.L.B. He
hoped the Company would prosper and
that the friends who were there would
all they could to encourage the boys of the
parish to join Seagoe Company. It is
an organisation which was doing good
Church work. He (the Chairman) hoped
to see the lads of the parish brought into
the Brigade. The boys of the parish are
our future Churchmen, and it is important
to see that they are encouraged in
Church work now.
The C.L.B. ensure this; therefore it deserves
our loyal Support.—(E.M.)
CHOIR MEMBER'S ILLNESS.
It was with widespread regret that her
many friends heard of the serious illness
of Miss Clara Kirby, an old and faithful
member of Seagoe Choir At present she
is undergoing treatment in Lurgan Hospital.
Our earnest prayer is that, if it is in
God's will, she may be soon restored to
TRAINING CORPS CAMP AT BANGOR.
Keen interest is being shown by the
boys of the Junior Training Corps, who
are going to camp
The next few weeks will be spent in preparing
the usual camp kit, such as a large
sack for bedding, knife, fork, spoon, plate
mug, etc., etc. Blankets are provided at
Everyone is looking forward to a really
good week at Bangor.
It is to be hoped the weather will be very good. and that
each boy will return refreshed and fit
after his week's holiday.
Camp life is one of the most interesting
and enjoyable holiday anyone can have.
It is here you see the spirit of comradeship at its best.
Imagine for a moment
over 150 lads from all parts of N. Ireland
banded together as comrades in the C.L.B
No introduction is necessary here. The
fact that Tommy Jones, from Portrush, or
Sammy Black, from Omagh, are C.L.B
boys is sufficient introduction. And the
first day in camp shows a good example of
esprit de corps.
Visitors may visit the camp on Wednesday, 21st inst.
We wish our own boys going to camp
very happy time.
Seven boys are going from Seagoe this
year. But we would like to see more year
by year. These days at camp will live as
happy memories in after years.—(E.M.)
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