Seagoe Parish Magazine.
REV. J. W. APPELBE, M.A., B.D„ Seagoe Rectory.
REV. W. HAYES, B.A., L.Th., The Bungalow, Lower Seagoe.
People's—J. R. REID.
CLERGY WILL DEEM IT A FAVOUR
IF IN CASES OF SICKNESS THEY ARE
CALENDAR FOR MARCH.
March 2nd—1st Sunday in Lent.
March 5th —Ember Day.
March 7th —Ember Day.
March 8th —Ember Day.
March 9th 2nd Sunday in Lent.
March 13th —Monthly Meeting of
March 16th 3rd Sunday in Lent.
March 17th —St. Patrick's Day.
March 23rd—4th Sunday in Lent.
March 30th—Sunday in Lent.
My dear Readers,
With this issue of the Magazine we are entering
upon another year in its long and useful history. A
few weeks ago I had to face the issue of abandoning
its publication for the duration of the war or increasing
it's price from 2d to 2 ½ d per copy. After long and
careful consideration, I decided that to adopt the
first mentioned alternative would be a grievous loss
to our parochial life, and so the only course open to
me to keep the Magazine on a sound financial basis is
to raise the price by a ½ d per month. Since the outbreak
of war many religious and secular papers have
been forced to raise their price, while as well, they
have had to reduce their ordinary reading matter to
about half their original size owing to the scarcity
and increased cost of paper and printing. In this,
for the present at any rate, we are more fortunate,
as we hope, that the actual size of our local notes
and the Home Words inset will contain the same
amount of reading matter as in pre war days.
Actually each copy of the Magazine costs at present
per copy to print, but owing to the kindness and
continued support of our advertisers it can still be
sold at 2 ½ d and remain solvent. I earnestly appeal
to you to continue taking the Magazine regularly, for,
unless the circulation is kept up, it will not be possible
to issue it at all. I am confident that those who have
been accustomed to subscribe will not allow the
unavoidable rise in the price to prevent them
supporting this vital and useful parochial adjunct,
Readers can help the Magazine by:—
I. Paying the Distributor in Advance, or Regularly each month.
11. Encouraging your friends to become regular Readers.
Ill. When on your shopping rounds patronising those who advertise in its pages.
As has already been pointed out, but for the
practical help of our friends, who buy advertising space
it would not be possible to run the Magazine at all.
To them we extend our grateful thanks for their invaluable help.
Finally we are indebted to Major E. Mitchell and
the members of the C.L.B., who are responsible for
distributing the Magazine each month. Their help
has done much to keep the circulation high in the
past few years, and we rely on their cooperation to
ensure this for the future.
I take this opportunity of thanking all our parishioners,
who by taking this Magazine regularly, have
enabled it to play its part in recording facts and
happenings in this parish month by month, and from
what I know of them, I have no doubt, that they
will see to it, that Seagoe Magazine will continue to
function without a break through these troubled
J. W. APPELBE.
There will be a Special Intercession Service, with a
short address, on each Wednesday in Lent in the
Parish Church at 8 p.m.
THE MOTHERS' UNION.
The monthly meeting was held in Seagoe School on
Thursday afternoon, February 13th, when Miss Nellie
Montgomery gave a most helpful address to a
representative attendance of members on the story of
Naaman. As well as this, Miss N. K. Montgomery
rendered Hymn 715 as a solo in her usual accomplished manner.
Now that the hours of daylight are increasing it
will soon be possible to have the meetings in the
evening instead of the afternoon.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, March
13th, at 3.30 p.m., in Seagoe School, when Mrs. Eakin
has very kindly promised to speak on " Home Nursing."
C.M.S. LENTEN APPEAL.
On. Sunday, March 23rd, the annual Lenten appeal
will be made on behalf of the Church Missionary
Society. The preacher at the morning service will be
the Rev. S. P. Kerr, B.A., Rector of St. Mary's, Belfast.
The preacher at the evening service will be the Rev
Canon J. Bloomer, B.A., Rector of St. Mark's, Armagh.
Self-denial offering envelopes will be available
on this Sunday and they should be returned on the
In the world today there is greater need than ever
for the extension of Christ's Kingdom in the lives of
men and nations, and this is what the Church Missionary
Society has been doing since its foundation.
It strives to create fellowship in place of strife.
C.M.S. history, past and present, is full of examples.
Constructively to work for peace—that is one big
contribution which its hospitals on the North West
Frontier of India continue to make. Of New Zealand's
centenary (1940) Lord Bledisloe wrote: "With-
out the influence of Henry Williams with the Maori
people and their chiefs it may be confidently stated
that this great and loyal Dominion of the British
Crown could not possibly be celebrating her one hun-
dredth birthday, and might never have become part
of the British Empire."
In Palestine in an atmosphere of conflict and ten-
Sion between Jews and Arabs, Christian schools and
colleges are exercising a ministry of reconciliation.
The head mistress of the Jerusalem Girl's C011ege
Vltites: " Our college has for eighteen years sought to
unite Christians, Jews and Moslems in one com-
.Rea1 friendships are formed, which tran-
scend barriers of race and religion and last when
In the war between Japan
school days are over."
and China there is evident a spirit of fellowship be-
tween the Christians in both of these countries which
the cruel war between them has been unable to break.
Even though China has been invaded and her people
have been made to suffer terribly in many ways, yet
among Chinese Christians there is no evidence of
bitterness, and this characteristic is strikingly ex-
emplified in China's leader, General Chiang Kai-Shek,
who is a devout Christian. These are only a few
typical examples of the unifying transforming power
-of the Gospel of Christ in meeting human need; no
single aspect of human need is beyond the bounds of
His knowing, His caring, His power, but He counts
on our co-operation to make this " good news" avail-
able for a desperately needy world.
Morning Prayer—The Churchwardens, Messsr. R.
M'C1ements, G. Price, W. White, E. Mitchell.
Evening Prayer—Messrs. G. Wilson, A. Kirke, Thos.
Gracey, H. Ellis, Wm. Neill.
Morning prayer—The Churchwardens, Messrs. J. H.
Twinem, T. Martin, J. Stephens, J. G. Gracey, J.P.
Evening Prayer—Messrs. J. Walker, N. Campbell, T.
Stanfield, D. Allen, G, Nixon, J. M'Lough1in.
The annual prize-giving social was held in Bocombra
Church Hall on Thursday, February 6th. The Rev.
W. F. Hayes presided. After tea, the usual games
were played and a most enjoyable evening was spent
and enjoyed by all.
The Rector presided at a similar function in Carne
on the same evening. After tea, various vocal items
were rendered by the children, followed by games
until it was time to go home. Here two presentations
were made, one, a canteen of cutlery to Mr. and
Walter Currie, a former teacher, now serving with
the R.A.F., to mark the Sunday School's appreciation
of his services as a teacher, and as a token of good
wishes on his marriage. Miss Hannah Russell
handed over the gilt on behalf of the Sunday School.
Mr. George Wilson, who was unavoidably absent, was
given a beautiful writing set, to show the esteem in
which he was held while Superintendent, a position
in which he rendered loyal and devoted service.
The Superintendents and teachers of both these
Sunday Schools are rendering a splendid service for
Christ and His Church and we are grateful to them
for their help.
NEW RECTORY BUILDING FUND.
The Hon. Treasurer for the above gratefully
acknowledges the receipt of the following subscriptions:
Mr. James Boyce, Bocombra £2 0 0
Mr. David M'Kane, Ballymacrandle 0 5 0
Mr. James Turkington, Kernan 0 10 0
Mr. Geo. Connolly, Carne 0 3 0
Mr. Wm. Simpson, Carne 0 2 0
Mr. T. H. Gordon, Ballinacorr 0 2 6
£3 2 6
DISTRICT SERVICES FOR MARCH.
Drumgor—Sunday, Marh 9th, 3 p.m.
Hacknahay—Sunday, March 30th, 3.30 p.m.
EDENDERRY MEN'S BIBLE CLASS.
We gratefully acknowledge the receipt of £l from
the above towards the Christmas Parcel Fund of Seagoe Parish.
We regret the passing from our sight of Mary
Coulter, late of Carne. She belonged to an old and
respected Seagoe family. A few years ago, owing to
failing health, she went to reside with her sister in a
neighbouring parish. Margaret Hayes belonged to
Edenderry. She has been called away in the prime
of life and leaves a large family to mourn her loss.
She had been living in Lurgan for some time.
About a week ago Mrs. Hunter, of 12, Florence
Court, received word from the Admiralty, that her
husband, Wm. James Hunter, had been drowned
while on active service. He was a stoker on a mine
sweeping trawler, and was home on leave after Christmas;
it appears he met his death not as the result Of
enemy action, but accidentally. His remains were interred
in England with full Naval Honours. To his
widow and all who are bereaved we extend our sympathy,
and pray that our Heavenly Father will sustain
and comfort them in their sorrow.
SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE
CARNE SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Statement of Income and Expenditure, 1940.
Balance on hands, May, 1940 £2 15 3
Sunday School Collections 1 17 10
Harvest Service Collections (for renovation fund) 13 18 10
Harvest Service Collections (for Missions) 2 0 6
Subscriptions received (per Miss H. Russell) 6 10 0
Subscriptions received (per A. M'L. For 9 12 6
Other Subscriptions 0 19 0
Proceeds from Beetle Drive 6 4 6
£43 18 6
Sunday School Excursion expenses £1 1 0
Paint, timber, spouting, etc. 9 9 0
Purchase of pulpit 0 5 0
Velveteen, etc., for pulpit 0 2 10
Purchase of organ 5 0 0
Tuning and repairing 2 0 0
Printing account 1 0 0
Harvest offering for Mission 2 0 6
Caretaker 1 0 0
Coal and oil 0 9 0
Balance on hands, January, 1941 21 11 1
£43 18 5
A. M'LOUGHLIN, superintendent.
The above statement shows that considerable and
necessary improvements and repairs have recently
been carried out in Carne; much still remains to be
done, especially in the way of suitable seating
accomadation. Owing to the war the latter has been
postponed for the time being, hence the apparently
large balance on hand.—(J.W.A.)
LEVAGHERY SUNDAY SCHOOL.
General Account for year ended 31st. December, 1940.
Balance £4 9 11
Collections 6 6 2
Allowance on Returned Tickets 0 3 2
Subscriptions 0 17 4 ½
Harvest Service Collection 2 9 4 ½
Foreign Missions Collection 0 19 2
Collection for S.A.M.S.:
March 31st 0 3 3
June 23rd 0 3 1
September 29th 0 3 2
December 29th 0 3 3
1 11 11
£15 17 11
1941 Jan 1 To Balance C/D £5 1 8 ½
By Coal Account £1 3 8
Oil Account 0 6 2
Stationery 0 1 5
Roll Books 0 1 7 ½
Annual Social—Catering Account 1 9 6
Prizes 1 4 9
W H Best Account 0 2 6
Messrs. J. G. M'Cann Account 1 5 0
Excursion Tickets 4 9 6
Balance 5 13 9 ½
£15 17 11
THOS. STANFIELD, Supt.
C.L.B. activities are still going on. The annual reunion
for Offcers and N.C.O.'s was held on Friday,
14th February, 1941, in the Deacon Memorial Hall, St.
Michael's Parish, Belfast. In spite of the war it was
one of the best reunion socials yet held, and the
attendance one of the best. Seagoe had a party of
eleven officers and lady friends. The party included
our assistant Chaplain, Rev. W. F. Hayes.
The main item of interest in our own Company is
table tennis, great interest is being shown in this at
present. Recently we had a match with Drumcree
club and paid a return visit to them a short time
ago. Although we lost both matches we are far from
being down-hearted, and we are eagerly looking
forward to a match with Thomas St. Boys' Brigade to
be played next week.
News still comes from Old Boys of our Company
now serving in the forces. It is good to know they
still remember their old Company, and to them all we
would send our best wishes.
A recent letter from Alfred Dickson, serving with
the R.A.F. somewhere in England, tells how he met
another Seagoe Band member, Jack Beatson.
It is good to know that the Seagoe Boys are still
coming together. Two inseparable chums of our Band,
Alfie Dickson and Dick Major, joined the R.A.F.
together and are now serving at the same station. Alfie
says although they are not billeted together they meet
every night. The amusing part of this letter was the
description of the billet. Hot and cold water in the
bedroom. Well, we all wish you luck, Alfie, to enjoy
Another example of the gathering of the clan comes
SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE.
from another direction. George Simpson was recently
moved to another station, and on arrival found
his Sergeant to be Sergt. Foster Shanks.
Foster says in his letter, he was delighted to see
George, and in his own words: It reflects great credit
on his C.L.B. training to find him a good, smart and
clean soldier. The letter continues—I was more than
pleased to hear him say that the week was badly
started if he did not manage to get to Church on
Sunday. The C.L.B. and our upbringing in dear old
Seagoe has certainly given us a good foundation in
life. In a recent letter from George Simpson, he also
wishes to be remembered to all the C.L.B. boys.
George says he has found his C.L.B. training of great
benefit to him since he joined up. We are glad to
know this, but what is more important is that the
principles of the C.L.B. are well founded with all of
them. And that they put first things first and can
stand firm on their motto " Fight the Good Fight."
George has met quite a number of C.L.B. lads from
other Companies since he joined up.
And now a message to all our former members now
with the forces, wherever you maybe. You will all,
no doubt, remember the recitation at one of our con-
certs Play up. Play up and Play the Game." We
at home are still carrying on the C.L.B. work and
looking forward to a grand reunion some day.—(E.M.)
" Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid
them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God."
February 16th—Mary Elizabeth, daughter of William
and Gertrude White, Seagoe.
" Blessed are the dead which die the Lord from
henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest
from their labours."
January 2?th—Mary Coulter, Drumnasoo, Portadown aged 75 years.
February 8th—Margaret Hayes, Brown's Court, Lurgan, aged 28 years.
February 11th—John Lindsay, 30, Jervis St., Portadown, aged 22 years.
February 20th—Susan Austin, 70, Hyndforl Street, Belfast, aged 50 years.
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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.
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