Seagoe Archives

March 1937

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March 1937

MARCH

THIRTY-SECOND YEAR.

1937

TWOPENCE

Seagoe Parish Magazine

(EDITOR : THE RECTOR)

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

PSALM 122 : V. 1.

"Notforsaking the assembling of yourselves together as the manner of some is"

HEBREWS 10 : 25.

For Services, Classes; etc., see end of Local Matter.

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Seagoe Parish magazine.

MARCH, 1937


CLERGY :

Rev. J. W. Appelbe, M.A.,

Carrickblacker Avenue.

Rev. W. F. Hayes, B.A., L.Th.,

The Bungalow, Lower Seagoe.

CHURCHWARDENS :

Rector's— Mr. ROBERT SCOTT.

People's—Mr. THOS. E. MAGINNIS,

THE CLERGY WILL ESTEEM IT A FAVOUR

IF CASES OF SICKNESS THEY ARE INFORMED IMMEDIATELY.

RECTOR'S LETtER.

MY DEAR FRIENDS,

The call to serve in this great Parish came to

me unexpectedly and unsought, and it meant a

painful wrench to leave Dunluce, where I was

very happy, but I felt that it was God's Will, that

I should accept it. I am grateful for your welcome,

and I am looking forward to many years of

service amongst you. This huge Parish presents

many problems, and so I ask you for your loyal

co-operation, that, together we may all work

harmoniously, not for ourselves, but for the extension

of Christ's Kingdom in our midst. It is

a great encouragement to me to find here, so

many keen lay workers; without their help our

parochial organisations would not be able to carry

on the useful work which they are doing.

May I take this opportunity of commending

this Magazine to you. I hope that every house in

the parish will take it regularly month by month ;

it will help you to keep in touch with what is

going on in the parish, and, as well, it affords

other reading matter of an interesting nature. A

parochial Magazine is an essential feature in the

working equipment of an extensive parish like

this, as a means of disseminating information and

notices—it is an expensive undertaking, but if

the circulation is large enough it pays its way.

The attendance at our mid-week Lenten Services

is encouraging we hope that if will continue to

increase; these Services will reach their

climax in Holy Week, during which there will be

a Service each evening. At the Holy Week Services

we will think together of the Cross and all

that it means for us, its challenge, its message,

its power. On Calvary " God was in Christ reconciling

the world unto Himself"—He is saying

to us, " This I have done for thee, what hast

thou done for Me"? Let us see to it, that we

use these Services prayerfully ;—what a wonderful

opportunity they give us to take stock of our

own lives at the foot of the Cross; yes and what

a need there this spiritual stocktaking, lest

we by our selfishness or carelessness repeat in our

own lives the tragedy of Calvary and ' 'crucify

the Son of God afresh.

On Easter Day we will thank God for "the

stone rolled away”. Christ's self offering bears

fruit in His victory over His enemies and the grave.

On Easter Day let us gather round His

Table as has commanded us to do, that He

may share with us the joy and power of His Resurrection.

For fuller details of Easter Services

see notices printed below.

have a happy and blessed Eastertide.

Your sincere Friend and Rector,

JOHN W. APPLEBE

THE MAGAZINE

With this issue we are entering upon a new

Magazine year. Owing to the lamented death of

the late Editor, Chancellor Archer, there was no

issue in January or February. Capt. Mitchell,

with the help of the parochial branch of the

Church Lads' Brigade, has very kindly undertaken

the responsibility for its distribution each

month. Subscribers are asked to help the distributors,

either by paying in advance, or paying

for each Magazine as they receive it. Heads or

secretaries of Parochial Organisations are requested

to send notices, reports, etc., of their

various activities to the Editor, not later than

the Monday before the last Saturday of each month.

(The Editor reserves the right of altering,

omitting or re-editing any matter, that may

be submitted for publication.)

We hope readers will remember on their

shopping rounds those who have so kindly helped

us by advertising in our Magazine.

Anyone wishing to get the Magazine monthly

should communicate with Capt. Mitchell, or one

of the clergy.


THE LATE CHANCELLOR ARCHER.

Since the issue of the December Magazine, the

Church of Ireland in general, and particularly the

Parish of Seagoe, is the poorer for the passing

into the " Beyond" of the Rev. J. E.

Archer, B. D. , Chancellor of Dromore Cathedral,

and Rector of Seagoe since 1905. He was a distinguished

scholar, and eloquent preacher, a kind,

good man, and his familiar figure will be greatly

missed in this neighbourhood, where he was

known and respected for so long.

Chancellor Archer had the rare distinction of composing a

hymn, which has found a place in our Church

Hymnal; and what an inspiring hymn it, is; a,

few years ago it was made special use of at the

fifteen hundredth anniversary celebrations of the

coming of St. Patrick—it's lofty thought

couched in such beautiful phrasing, makes it a

fitting memorial to him. To his niece and friends

we express our deep sympathy.

INSTITUTION.

The Rev. J. NV. Appelbe, M. A. , was instituted

by the Lord Bishop to the incumbency of Seagoe

on Friday, February, 5th, in the Parish Church

at 8 p.m. There were present a fine

and a large number of clergy. After the Service

the clergy and their friends were entertained to

tea in Seagoe School, by the ladies of the Parish.

One of the most pleasing features of this Service

was the Bishop's high tribute to the work of the

Rev. W. F. Hayes; it was a well deserved compliment,

for during the late Rector's long and

trying illness, Mr. Hayes discharged his duties in a

most efficient manner under very difficult circumstances.

The Rector read himself in according to the

accustomed manner on Sunday Morning, Feb

7th, when the Venerable the Archdeacon of

Dromore preached an inspiring sermon appropriate to the occasion.

G.F.S.

The Girls' Friendly Society promoted an Extension Week

to mark their Diamond Jubilee,

Feb. 21st-28th, and in connection with this

there was used the special G.F.S. prayer in the

Parish church on Sunday, Feb. 21st.

On Mondav, February 5th, a large number of

the local G.F.S. members were the guests of the

Shankill Branch in Lurgan and spent a enjoyable evening.

On Tuesday, 23rd Feb., a fine turn-out of the

members assembled at Seagoe School, when the

Extension Week was explained to them, and

a talk on ' ' Peace,'The fruit of the Spirit'

was given by Mrs. Scott.

On Mondav, March 1st, a united Diocesan

meeting of representatives from parochial

branches was held in Clarence Place Hall, Belfast.

Mrs. Appelbe, Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Mitchell

and Miss S. Montgomery represented Seagoe.


SEAGOE G.F.S. EASTER GOOD TURN

The members will collect eggs for distribution

among the poor of the Parish during Easter

Week. We will be very thankful to the parishioners

for any gifts to members when they call. (B.S.)

LEVAGHERY PRIZE-GIVING.

The annual distribution of Sunday School

prizes took place in the Levaghery School on

Tuesday, February 16th, at 7.30 p.m. The room

was brightly decorated and was well filled with

an enthusiastic gathering of young people and

their parents.

The Rector and Mrs. Appelbe were present and received a warm welcome.

A very generous tea was provided.

The usual games followed and sweets, were distributed to

all present. Mrs. Appelbe kindly handed the prizes

to the children. At the close the Rector thanked

the superintendent and the teachers for the arrangements

for the evening and for the valued

services to the Parish.

The proceedings came to an end with the singing

of the National Anthem, followed by the Benediction.

OBITUARY.

During the months of December, January and

February many parishioners, both and old,

were called to their eternal rest. Mrs. Kilpatrick,

of Seagoe Upper, quiet and home loving.

Miss Susan Thompson, of Kernan, lived to a ripe old age and

retained her brightness to the end. The passing

of England, of Belfast, formerly

Breagh, severs a link with a very old Seagoe

family. The name of William Elliott marks

event of much sadness. He was in the prime of

life and passed away suddenly after a brief illness.

John M'Neill, of Drumnacanvey, had been

in failing health for some time. He was one

our oldest parishioners and was much esteemed.

The unexpected death of Morrison Loney of Killicomaine

occurred after a few days' illness. He was a regular

worshipper in the church

His active, genial presence is greatly missed.

Elizabeth M'Kerr had a long illness,

Her bright, gentle nature endeared her to all who

knew her. Mrs. Holmes has also passed away.

She was an old and well known. Few

have had to meet so many sorrows. She bore

them a wonderful courage and was full of

interest to the end. We mourn the loss of Mrs.

Stoops. Her tragically. sudden death is especially

sad, coming so soon after that of her mother

and husband. Always considerate, cheerful

generous, she will long be remembered. While

health permitted she was a regular attender at

the Church Services. She was deeply attached

to Seagoe. She took a prominent part and a keen

interest in all that concerned the welfare of the

Church. The last name on our list. that of Agnes

Wallace, of Edenderry, recalls one who was

popular in the Girls' Friendly Society and in the

She endured a lengthened period of weakness with unfailing patience.

To all whose live ave been rendered lonely by the death of some

dear one we tender our deepest sympathy. (W. F. H. )

THE CLB CONCERT

Church Lads' Brigade concert is entertainment that is looked

forward to with increasing interest. This year, owing to unforeseen circumstances,

it was postponed to a later date than usual.

It was held in the Parochial Hall, Edenderry on

Thursday, Feb. 18th, at 8 p.m. For

almost three hours a crowded audience enjoyed a

splendid variety programme. including songs, recitations,

dramatic scenes and community singing. With a few exceptions most of the items

given by the officers and members of the company.

The proceeds were on behalf of the Uniform Fund.

At the conclusion the Rector congratulated Capt. Mitchell

and the officers and performers on their splendid programme.


MOTHERS' UNION.

There was a large attendance of the members

of the above at their monthly meeting,

held in the School on Tuesday, 9th February. After tea,

the Rector addressed them on the duties and opportunities

of affording a proper witness for our Lord

in the Parish and in the home.

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday

March 9th, at 7.30 p.m., in Seagoe P.E. School.

SHAMROCK GUEST TEA.

The Superintendents and teachers of the Edenderry

Morning and Afternoon Sunday Schools arranging

a Shamrock Tea, to be held in the

Parochial Hall, Edenderrv, Thursdav, March

18th at 7.30.

Guests will be invited by the hostesses for the evening. There will be a short

programme of music. The contributions given

by the guests will go to the Edenderry Sunday

School Funds.


HACKNAHA Y SUNDA Y SCHOOL.

The prize distribution was held at Hacknahay

on Friday, Feb. 19th, at 7 p.m. A plenteous supply

of tea and cake was enjoyed by the children

and their parents. The Schoolroom was

crowded with people. A very fine programme of

songs. recitations and sketches was given. The

contributors were all members of the Sunday

School. Every item was good, some were very

amusing, and there was plenty of variation. Mrs.

Atkinson of Gleneyre, again kindly distributed

the prizes. Special prizes for attendance were

given by Mrs. Atkinson to children who had not

missed a Sunday during the year. The Rev. W.

F. Hayes assisted at the distribution. In the

course of his remarks he voiced, on behalf of the

members of the School, their deep regret at, the

tragic and early death of Harry Wilson.

Mr. Maginnis, the efficient Superintendent, of the Sunday

School, expressed gratitude to the teachers

for their continued support. The Rector, who,

with Mrs. had been heartily welcomed,

spoke of his interest in the Parish. The evening

came to a close with the singing of the Doxology.

On leaving the room each child was presented

with orange, through the kindness of Miss

Calvert. Her absence was much regretted.


BOCOMBRA SOCIAL.

The Bocombra Sunday School social took place

On Thursday, Feb. 25th, at 8 p.m. There was a

good attendance of children and parents. The

proceedings began with tea.

Afterwards, games

and musical items were enjoyed. The Rector

presided, and Mrs. Appelbe distributed the prizes.

On behalf of the Parish, the Rector thanked the

Superintendent and the teachers of the Sunday

School for their work in that district. The Rev.

W. F. Hayes drew attention to the increasing

neglect of many parents to send their children to

the Morning Sunday Schools.

The pleasant evening came to an end with the singing of Auld

Lang Syne and the National Anthem. (W. F. H.)


NOTICES.

HOLY WEEK SERVICES.

These will be held in the Parish Church each

evening at 8 p.m.

Monday, March 22nd. Challenge of the Cross.

Tuesday. March 23rd. Message of the Cross.

Wednesday, March 24th. Subject—"The Power of the Cross. "

Thursday, March 25th. Subject—" The Memorial of the Cross. '

Good Friday, March 26th—Morning Prayer and address, 11.30 a.m.,

Evening Prayer and address, 8 p.m. Subject at 8 p.m.— “Judas. "

EASTER DAY, MARCH 28th.—Holy Communion at 8 a.m.

Morning Prayer and Holy Communion,

11.30 a.m. Evening Prayer, 7 p.m.

PRIVATE COMMUNIONs.

Any parishioners who through age or infirmity

cannot attend the Services on Easter Day and

who would like a private celebration in their

homes, should communicate with

one of the clergy, who will gladly arrange for it.


ANNUAL GENERAL EASTER

VESTRY.

This will be held in Seagoe P.E. School on

Thursday, April 1st, at 8 p.m., and all registered

vestry members should attend this important

meeting and take part. among other things, in the

election of the Select Vestry to act for the year

1937-38.


SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE.

BAPTISMS.

Suffer little children to come unto Me and

forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of

God.


Dec. 5th, 1936—Samuel Trevor, son of Thomas

George and Ivy Kathleen Gardiner, Lisniskey.

Jan. 2nd, Frances Hazel, daughter of John Joseph and Florence Magee,

Ballyworkan.

Jan. 2nd, 1937—Edward Townley, son of William

James and Elizabeth Jane Webb,

Francis St., Lurgan.

Jan. 2nd, daughter of Ferguson

and Mary Whiteside, Edenderry.

Feb. 6th, 1937—Aileen Edith Averil, daughter of

Thomas and Susan Nesbitt, Levaghery.

Feb. 6th, 1937—Joan, daughter of William John

and Ethel Cunningham, Knockmena.

Feb. 6th, 1937—Joseph Edward, son of William

and Evelyn Jennett, Edenderry.

BURIALS.

' Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from

henceforth, yea, saith the spirit, that they may

rest from their labours. "

Kilpatrick—Dec. 12th, 1936, Margaret Kilpatrick,

of Seagoe Upper, aged 73 years.

England—Dec. 19th, 1936, Thomas England, of

Belfast, aged 65 years.


Archer—Dec. 21st. 1936, Rev. James

Archer, B. D. , Seagoe Rectory, aged 72

Warnock—Jan. 6th, 1937, Jane Warnock.

Edenderr.v, aged 86 years.

13th 1937. Robert Morrison

of Killicomaine, aged 73 Years. Interred

at Kilmore.

McNei11—Jan. 16th, 1937. John McNeill of

Drumnacanvey, aged 86 years. Interred

at Newmills.

Holmes—Jan 19th, 1937, Jane Holmes, of

Edenderry, aged 82 years.

Elliott—Jan. 20th, 1937, William Elliott, of

Edenderry, aged 28 years.

Thompson—Jan. 20th. 1937, Susan Thompson

of Kerman, aged 90 years.

of Killicomaine Rd., Edenderry, aged 59

years.

Wallace—Feb. 8th, 1937, Agnes Wallace, of

Edenderry, aged 34 years.

McKerr—Feb. 11th, 1937, Elizabeth McKerr of Levaghery, aged 26 years. Interred at

Knocknamuckley.

CONFIRMA TION.

The Lord Bishop proposes holding a Confirmation Service in Seagoe on Tuesday, 29th June.

Further details will appear in the April Magazine.


SERVICES—The PARISH CHURCH

HOLY COMM UNION—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 be given ; Two Sponsors at least are required

and they must be Confirmed Members of the Church,

Churchings are held at each Baptism. Mothers are

expected to bring a thankoffering. (See Book of

Common Prayer )

MORNING PRAYER—Sundays and Chief Festivals,

11 30 a m.

EVENING PRAYER—Sundays, 7 p.m.

DISTRICT SERVICES.

Hacknahay—Last Sunday of Month at 3-30 p,m.

Drumgor—Second Sunday of Month at 4 p.m.

Edenderry—Services as announced.

CLASSES, &c.

BIBLE CLASS FOR MEN in Edenderry on

Sundays at 10-15 a.m.

SUNDAY SCHOOLS -10 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 and Fridays,

GIRLS' FRIENDLY SOCIETY in Seagoe School on

alternate Mondays 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. Licenses are issued by Ven. Archdeacon Hannon

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 15/-, Professional £1. 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.

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