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.
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Seagoe Parish magazine.
Rev. J. W. Appelbe, M.A.,
Rev. W. F. Hayes, B.A., L.Th.,
The Bungalow, Lower Seagoe.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.)
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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
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
SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE.
Suffer little children to come unto Me and
forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of
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,
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.
' 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
McNei11—Jan. 16th, 1937. John McNeill of
Drumnacanvey, aged 86 years. Interred
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
Wallace—Feb. 8th, 1937, Agnes Wallace, of
Edenderry, aged 34 years.
McKerr—Feb. 11th, 1937, Elizabeth McKerr of Levaghery, aged 26 years. Interred at
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
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.
Hacknahay—Last Sunday of Month at 3-30 p,m.
Drumgor—Second Sunday of Month at 4 p.m.
Edenderry—Services as announced.
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,
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.
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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