Seagoe Parish Magazine.
REV. J. W. APPELBE, M.A., B.D., Seagoe Rectory.
REV. W. F. HAYES, B.A., L.Th., The Bungalow,
THE CLERGY WILL DEEM IT A FAVOUR
IF IN CASES OF SICKNESS THEY ARE
June 2nd—Monday in Whitsun
June 3rd—Tuesday in Whitsun
June 4th—Ember Day.
June 6th—Ember Day.
June 7th—Ember Day.
June 8th—Trinity Sunday.
June 10th —Monthly Meeting of Mothers' Union
June 11th—St. Barnabas.
June 15th—1st Sunday after Trinity.
June 22nd—2nd Sunday after Trinity.
June 24th—St. John Baptist.
June 29th—3rd Sunday after Trinity, St. Peter
(THIS SHOULD PROVE TO BE OF SPECIAL
INTEREST TO THOSE WHO PAY INCOME TAX
AT THE FULL STANDARD RATE).
The Select Vestry takes this opportunity of bringing
to the notice of those, who pay income tax at the
full standard rate, the Covenant Subscription
Scheme, which enables subscribers to the W.F.O. to
increase their subscriptions considerably without
extra cost to themselves.
Briefly, the scheme, which has been adopted by
many parishes already, operates as follows:—
The subscriber guarantees his usual subscription
for a term of seven years; this is done by merely
Signing a covenant form supplied for the purpose.
When this is done the Parochial Treasurer, in co-
Operation with the Representative Church Body,
obtains a refund of tax. The subscriber proceeds
pay his subscription weekly or annually as the case
may be, with Income Tax at 7/6 in the pound.
A subscription of £l brings in £l 12 0.
A subscription of £5 brings in £8 0 0.
A subscription of £l0 brings in £l6 0 0.
With Income Tax at 8/6 or 10/- in the Pound the:
benefit to the parish would be proportionately greater.
The above mentioned figures show, that, without.
any additional expense to the subscriber, there is a
very considerable addition to parish funds, when the
scheme is brought into operation.
Any subscriber, who would like to help the parish
in this matter, should get into touch, either with Mr.
Wm. White, Hon. Parochial Treasurer, or with Mr.
G. Leake, Hon. Secretary, to the Select Vestry, who
will be glad to provide any further information, or if
required, will supply the covenant form, Which, when
signed, brings the scheme into action.
THE ANNUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL EXCURSION.
At a representative meeting of Sunday School
Superintendents and Teachers held in Seagoe School
on May 21st, it was decided to abandon the idea of
having an excursion on the same lines as in previous
years. It was felt by all present that this was the
only wise course, when wartime conditions, as they
are at present, are taken into account. It was suggested
that each Sunday School should, in the course
of the Summer, provide a picnic or something of a
similar nature, to make up for the postponement
of the annual excursion; each Superintendent, with
his teachers, will be able to devise something suitable
to the needs and conditions of the Sunday School concerned.
We feel sure that this decision, reluctantly made
by our teachers, will meet with the approval of our
ANNUAL CHILDREN'S DAY.
Sunday, June 29th, will be observed as Young
People's Sunday in Seagoe this year. All the children
from the nine Sunday Schools will attend in a body
at the Morning Service on this Sunday, as they did
last year. The collection at this Service will be in
aid of the Diocesan Board of Education, and it is
hoped that there will be a special preacher.
SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE.
GIFT TO SEAGOE P.E.S.
On Wednesday, May 21st, Mr. S. J. Lutton, of
Larne, travelled to Seagoe to hand over to the
School for safe keeping a sampler which was made
by his mother while a pupil at Seagoe School, one
hundred and eight years ago.
The Rector presided at this interesting little ceremony,
and after prayer by the Rev. W. F. Hayes, he
expressed a hearty welcome on behalf of all present
to Mr. Lutton. He explained the reason of Mr.
Lutton's visit, which was to present the sampler,
worked by his mother, for safe keeping to the School.
The gift would perpetuate an honoured name in
Seagoe, for the little girl who made it was Sarah
Porter, of Lower Seagoe. The Rector remarked, that
in Mrs. Margaret Porter, who was present, they had
a very worthy connection of the family whom the
sampler brought to mind, and he was also glad to
say that two of the present pupils attending the
School bore the name of Porter. He expressed his
thanks to Mr. Lutton for his kind thoughtfulness and
generosity in presenting this interesting and historic
memento to the School, and he called upon the donor
to hand the gift to the Principal, Mr. R. Scott, who
in accepting it on behalf of the School, expressed
his gratitude for the gift.
The sampler is now hanging in Seagoe School. In
the year 1933 it appeared in photographic form on
the cover of Seagoe Parish Magazine, and in the
January issue of that year, the late Chancellor
Archer had the following interesting notes:—
" This sampler is of special interest. It was made
in Seagoe School 100 years ago by a little girl named
Sarah Porter, who lived in Lower Seago. This little
girl afterwards became Mrs. Andrew Lutton, and died
in Edenderry on September 8th, 1920, aged 100 years.
She was born in 1820, and wag Baptized on Sunday,
Oct. 1st, 1820, in Seagoe Parish Church."
" A note on Samplers":
" Perhaps some of our readers have got samplers,
and if so they ought to take special care of them
and treasure them. They are getting very few in
number, but is is wonderful how well some of them
have been preserved. At the time when little Sarah
Porter made her sampler, Seagoe School was held in
the old School beside Old Seagoe Graveyard. The
School was a rectangular thatched building and was
situated in the plot of ground known as the School
Park. It was 40 ft. long by 20 ft. wide. It had large
metal framed windows with small panes. Some of
these windows can still be seen built into neighbouring
buildings. The narrow end of the building was
towards the road, and the teacher had two residence
rooms in the front part of the school. The building
then existing had been erected by the Rev. Arthur
Fforde, Vicar of Seagoe, in the year 1740. The
School was put under the Church Education Society
when that Society was formed in 1812. A lady expert
in making Samplers was employed by the Society
to instruct the teachers in the art of Sampling, and
that is how Samplers came to be made in Seagoe
School. It is worth noting how carefully the
Samper is made. There is no mistake in the lettering
or spelling, although there are many difficult
words. The intricate border is most, carefully and
neatly stitched and the two pots with flowers are
very well designed. The first two lines of the third
verse had in Mrs. Lutton's case a prophetic and
' In her right hand she holds to view
A length of happy years."
" Mrs. Lutton experienced the truth of these lines,
for after an honourable and well-spent life she passed
into Eternity at the great age of 100 years."
(We print below the verses and inscription on the
Sampler, they are a paraphrase of the opening
portion of Proverbs, Chap. xii.)
How happy is the man who hears
Instruction's warning voice,
And who celestial wisdom makes
His early, only choice.
For she has treasures greater far
Than east or west unfold,
And her reward is more secure
Than is the gain of gold.
In her right hand she holds to view
A length of happy years,
And in her left the prize of fame
And honour bright appears.
She guides the young with innocence
In pleasure's path to tread,
A crown of glory she bestows
Upon the hoary head.
According as her labours rise
So her rewards increase,
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
And all her paths are peace.
" Sarah Porteffs Sampler.
" Seagoe School, aged 12.
" September, 1833."
(The above paraphrase was sung by the children
after Mr. Lutton had handed over the Sampler.)
NEW RECTORY BUILDING FUND.
The Hon. Treasurer for the above gratefully
acknowledges the receipt of the following subscrip-
Mr. A. Kirk, Ballinacorr £1 0 0
Mr. David Cordy, Came 1 0 0
Mr. Wilson M'Kinney, Carne 1 0 0
Mr. Geo. Connolly, Carne 0 3 0
Mr. T. H. Gordon, Ballinacorr 0 2 6
Mr. Wm. Simpson, Carne 0 2 0
Mr. Jas. Atkinson, Tarson 0 10 0
Mr. Martin, Balteagh 1 0 0
Mr. Frank Metcalfe. Lr. Seagoe 0 12 0
Mr. Wm. Hall, Lower Seagoe 0 10 0
Mrs. Geo. Simpson, Lower Seagoe 0 5 0
£6 4 6
SEAGOE C.E. SOCIETY.
The Rev. R. Gracey, C.F., former lay Reader
in Seagoe, and who is now serving as a Chaplain to the
Forces, paid a surprise visit to Seagoe C.E. Society
on the 21st April. The members of the Society were
delighted to have him with them and all enjoyed
his helpful talk.—(M.L.B.)
EDENDERRY PAROCHIAL HALL.
Statement of Accounts of Parochial Hall for year
ended Dec. 31st, 1940.
Balance in hand £4 8 8 ½
Harvest Offertory 4 0 7 ½
Payments for use of Hall 12 18 7
Proceeds of " Bring and Buy" Sale 12 6 10
Balance from Boiler and Renovation
Accounts 0 18 6
£34 13 3
Salary £11 0 0
E.B.N.I 8 4 3
Star Electric Co. 1 7 0
Coke and Coal 3 15 3
Tuning Piano 0 17 0
Cleaning Materials, 0 16 2
Ground Rent 0 1 0
Repairs 1 18 4
Balance 6 14 3
£34 13 3
Hon. Sec. and Treasurer.
At the forthcoming Trinity Ordination, which will
be held by the Bishop of Manchester, in Manchester
Cathedral, Mr. Henry Hynes, of this parish, will be
admitted to the Holy Order of Deacon, after which
he will become Curate of St. Luke's Parish Church,
Cheetham. Mr. Hynes recently completed his
theological training at the London College of Divinity
and is a Licentiate in Theology of Durham University.
We feel sure that he will have the prayers
and good wishes of his many friends in Seagoe as he
enters upon the work of the Sacred Ministry in the
Church of Christ.
THE CHURCH ARMY.
Miss Sadie Best, Killicomaine, has received the
following acknowledgment for £l, which was sent
through her to C.A. Gazette Self denial Fund :—
Dear Madam,—We of the Church Army have
always regarded every subscription and donation as
an individual and personal gift and for the most part
it has been our pleasure to acknowledge each gift individually.
" War time, however, makes this no longer possible,
and we realise to the full the urgency of saving every
penny we possibly can on postage and in other ways.
" We would then, ask you to accept this semi formal
acknowledgement of your generous and welcome gift.
We do indeed appreciate your help and Prebendary
Carlile would have us tell you how very thankful we
are for your kindly cooperation and the encouragement
which your interest brings use—yours truly,
A. E. R., Financial Organising Secretary."
Miss Best is the local distributor of the C.A. Gazette,
which is published weekly, price ld. This paper not
only deals with the various activities of the Church
Army, but also in a forceful and yet simple manner
shows the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ as the
power of God unto Salvation.
Church Army Peace-time work is maintained as far
as ever possible as it is often of increased value in wartime.
Wartime work includes Recreation and Quiet
Centres for H.M. Forces; Rest-rooms and Canteens for
National Service Workers; Work for Evacuees; work at
Railway Stations, etc., etc., etc.
PAROCHIAL HALL COMMITTEE.
At the recent meeting of the Select Vestry the following
were elected to form the Parochial Hall
SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE.
Committee for the ensuing year J. W. Appelbe,
M.A., B.D. (chairman), R. M'Clements, E. Mitchell,
Mrs. Sherman, E. Gibson, Wm. Hutchinson, Mrs.
Vance, S. M'Cormick, D. Allen, Miss Montgomery,
Mis I. Atkinson.
" Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid
them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God."
4th May—Olive, daughter of Thomas and Eva Benson, Drumnacanvey, Portadown.
4th May—Herbert Edward Desmond, son of Desmond and Irene Maud Craig, 8, Eden Avenue,
4th May—Thomas John, son of Thomas John and Annie Robinson, 20, James St., Portadown.
" Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from
henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest
from their labours."
7th May—Beatrice Hara, 1, Carrickblacker Road, Portadown, aged 6å years.
9th May—Robert E. Hewitt, Lisnisköy, Portadown, aged 30 years.
21st May—John Joseph Liggett, 6, Florence Court, Portadown, aged 53 years.
It is with regret that we record the passing from
our midst of three parishioners in this issue of the
Magazine. Beatrice Hara was a promising child, perhaps
too much so for this world; she passed away
very suddenly in Lurgan Hospital. For her it means
that she has been spared the sorrow, suffering and
sin of this life. Joseph Liggett and Robert Hewitt
both had patiently endured trying illnesses. The
former had been on active service in the last war;
the latter had been discharged through ill health
after being on active service in the present war. To
the bereaved we offer our sincere sympathy, and we
pray that in their sad losses they may have the
Divine comfort and strength. Jesus says "In my
Father's house are many mansions," death He would
suggest is just the passing of the soul from one room
to another in the Father's house.
The monthly meeting took place in Seagoe School
on Tuesday, May 13th, at 7.30 p.m. After tea, the
meeting was addressed by Mrs. and Mr. R. L
M'Keown, the former relating her experience in the
recent terrible air raid on Belfast, while the latter
told how the preaching of Christianity to the women
in the Qua Iboe district of Africa had transformed
their lives and outlook. Both talks were much
appreciated by those present.
DON'T BE A TARGET
If you are susceptible to such
distressing ailments as Headache, Neuralgia, Nerve Pains,
and the Common Cold remember
that a MRS. CULLEN'S HEADACHE POWDER is equally. good as a
preventative against, as it is a curative
of, these complaints. Relief is almost
immediate to every sufferer, and as Mrs. Cullen's
Headache Powders are positively harmless in their
action they may be taken with complete confidence,
MRS. CULLEN'S HEADACHE POWDERS are obtainable
everywhere. PRICE 2d.
"DO NOT AFFECT THE HEART”
SERVICES—THE PARISH CHURCH.
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
MORNING PRAYER— Sundays and Chief Festivals,
EVENING PRAYER —Sundays, 7 p.m.
DISTRICT SERVICES .
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.
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 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.
A copy of the Magazine will be sent by post to any subscriber for 3/- per annum.
Download and save the “June 1941” seagoe parish Magazine:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.