Seagoe iPaiísb flfcaga3íne.
MA Y, 1935.
0 \)d Silver 3ubilee.
A Seagoe W ish.
God Save our gracious King and Queen !
Long may they reign !
TH E EASTER VESTRY.
The following appointm ents were made at the E aster Vestry held on Thursday, 25th April,
1935, in Seagoe School, a t 8 p .m .: —
H . MURRAY GIBSON, R ector’s.
THOMAS MARTIN, People’s.
THOMAS E . M AGINNIS. G IL B E R T PR IC E .
JA M ES TW IN EM .
M OSES G IL P IN .
M ISS ATKINSON.
H U G H STOOPS.
W ILLIA M W H IT E .
;Sec.— M OSES
J . G. GRACEY, J .P .
RO BERT M ‘CLEM EN TS.
JO H N H . TW INEM .
W ILLIA M HUTCHINSO N.
G IL P IN , Drum nagoon.
H U G H STOOPS, Killicomaine R d .. Portadow n.
Assstant Hon. Treas.—THOMAS H . HALL.
Hon. Auditors—J . R. R E ID and H . MURRAY GIBSON.
RO BERT M 'CLEM EN TS,
RO BERT SCOTT,
W. J . M ‘KINNEY,
JA M ES A LLEN ,
H U G H STOOPS,
ARTHUR A LLEN ,
JO H N W A LKER,
CHAS. S. A. TW IN EM ,
JO H N H . TW INEM ,
NICHOLAS CA M PBELL,
H U G H STOOPS,
THOS. H . H A LL,
JA M ES R E ID ,
JO H N G. GRACEY, J .P .
E R N E S T M IT C H E L L,
WM. A. CASEY,
JO H N R. R EID ,
THOMAS STA N FIELD ,
GEORGE W ILSON,
RO BERT SHERM AN,
W ILLIA M H E W IT T .
W .F.O. COMITTEE:
STA N FIELD .
The E aster Vestry, although not largely a t
tended, discharged its im portan t duties in an
efficient m anner. The m eeting was opened with
Prayer by the Rector, after which a portion of
Scripture was read by the Rev. W. F . Hayes.
The Rector then, in a short speech, reviewed the
work of tlie Parisli during the past year. The
m inutes of the last m eeting of the General Vestry
were read and signed. The Hector nom inated as
his Churchwarden Mr. H erbert M urray Gibson,
of “ R ath lin ,” Edenderry. Mr Gibson is a son
of the late Ven. W. Gibson, Archdeacon of Ferns,
and has recently come to reside in Seagoe Parish.
H is father occupied for m any years a leading
position in the Church in Southern Ireland, and
we welcome Mr. Gibson to the Parish. Mr.
Gibson served throughout the Great W ar.
Mr. Thomas M artin, of Kilvergan, who has
been appointed People’s Churchwarden, has for
m any years occupied positions of responsibilty in
the Parish. H e has on several occasions filled
the post of Churchwarden and has for m any years
been a mem ber of the Select Vestry.
The only new nam e on the Vestry is th a t of
Mr. W illiam H utchinson, whc has helped in
Parish work in m any ways duiing the past year.
We welcome him to the Vestry. Mr. Thomas
Stanfield, of Levaghery, who has given, excellent
help in connection with the W eekly Freewill
Offering Fund, has been elected a mem ber of the
W .F.O . Committee. A statem ent of Finance
w'as made by the Hon. Treas., Mr. H ugh Stoops.
The Easter Services.
The Services during Holy Week and E aster
were very helpful and the quiet contemplation
of the great verities of the Faith witihn the walls
of the Parish Church on each evening of the week
enabled the worshippers to realise more fully the
m eaning and significance of the Cross and Passion.
On E aster Day there was a large num ber of
Comm unicants present a t the Services. The
Church looked very bright with its decoration of
flowers and palms, and the musical portion of the
Service was very reverent and devotional. The
Anthem was C lare’s “ H allelujah, for the Lord
God Om nipotent re ign eth .” The solo was taken
by Miss Clara Kirby, who sang it with fine ex
Easter Service a t Drum gor.
On the afternoon of Easter Day a Young
People’s service was held in Drumgor Church
Hall. There was a large attendance. The Rev.
F . M 'Cullough, Curate of Shankill. gave an ad
dress. The children’s choir sang the special
H ym ns and Miss Gracey kindly presided a t the
harm onium . Mr. W H utchinson, Superinten
dent, had arranged the service, in which the
Rector and he took part. The collection was in
aid of the im provem ent and furnishing of the
H all and am ounted to £1 15s 2d. The Hall was
p rettily decorated with flowers.
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The Silver Jubilee.
We will all join in wishing our gracious King
and Queen hearty and respectful congratulations
011 reaching the 25th anniversary of their Acces
sion. Special Services will be held in the Church
on Sunday, May 12th, at Morning and Evening
Prayer. The collection a t Morning Prayer will
be on behalf of the Jubilee Trust Fund.
Our Sum m er Migrants.
The corncrake was first heard in the Parish at
Ballyhannon on Saturday, April 20th, and the
welcome note of the cuckoo broke silence at
Seagoe on Friday, April 26th. The swallow lias
not yet been observed She seems to have de
layed lier coming this year. The cold easterly
and northerly winds have no doubt held her back
in southern climes.
G-F.S. Egg Collection.
Mrs. Scott and the members of the G.F.S.
wish to thank all those who kindly gave them
contributions of eggs towards their E aster “ Good
T u rn .” 900 eggs were collected, of which 732
were distributed among the sick and poor of the
Parish and 168 given to Lurgan Hospital.
Twenty-five Years Ago.
In looking over the copy of the Magazine for
May, 1910, there is no intim ation of the shadows
then overhanging the nation. King Edward is
not referred to. There is a reference to the Con
firmation about to be held on June 26th. Two
B aptism s are recorded and four Burials. One o)
the latter is th a t of M artha Allen, of Balteagb,
aged 79 years. The corncrake was heard 01:
April 13th, the cuckoo 011 April 26th, and tilt
first swallow was seen on April 14th. I t is notec
th a t the roads have been badly cut up with lieavj
traction engine traffic. W hen we tu rn to th(
Magazine for June, 1910, the local m atter ii
crossed with heavy black lines. King Edward ii
dead and King George 5tli ha; begun to reign
There is a note on “ The New K ing” as follows
— “ King George the F ifth has ascended th<
Throne. We believe th a t in the providence 0
God he will accomplish great things for the Em
pire and for the world. The thing th a t ap p e al:
m ost to the nation is the purity and happiness 0
his home life. King George and Queen Mar;
shine in their domestic virtues and are happies
when enjoying with their young family the de
lights of an English home. We feel sure tha
all will join heartily in wishing King George tin
F ifth and Queen Mary a long and happy reign
God Save the K ing .” On Friday, May 27th, th
day of King E dw ard’s funeral a Memorial Ser
vice was held in Seagoe Church a t 3.30. Tli
Church was draped for the solemn occasion.
M A G A Z I N E
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Parish Register for April.
The following were Baptized in the Parish •Church on 6th April, 1935: —
Morrison—Joseph Ronald, son of John and M ar
garet H ester Morrison, of Lisniskey.
Sponsors—Elizabeth M 'M ahon, M argaretH ester Morrison.
Best—Anne Adeline, daughter of Robert and
Jane Best, of Edenderry.
Sponsors— Gertrude Quin, Jane Best.
Whiteside—April 6th, 1935, Mary, daughter of
Ferguson and M ary W hiteside, of E denderry.
Ruddell and Pentland—April 16th, Joseph Rud-
dell, of Kernan, to Sarah .Jane Pentland, of Portadown.
Gardiner and Ruddell—April 17th, Thomas Geo.
Gardiner, of Dollingstown, Parish of
Maralin, to Ivy Kathleen Ruddell, of Lisniskey.
Nesbitt and M‘Keown—April 20th, Thomas Nes
bitt, of Levaghery, to Susan M'Keown, of Killicomaine.
Walker and Giffln— April 23rd, Norman Walker,
of Kernan, to Rachel Giffin, of E denderry.
Matchett and Dickson—April 24th, Josepr Fras.
Victor M atchett, of Ballyhannon, to
Mabel Dickson, of Tamnifiglasson.
Black—April 12tli, H annah Black, of Knock,
aged 81 years.
We offer our hearty congratulations to Mr. and
•'1rs. Victor M atchett on the occasion of their
Wiiiliage. Both of them have a large circle of
ilends in the Parish and both have given m uch
help in Parish work. Mr. M atchett has been a
inember of the Select Vestry, and Mrs. M atchett
"as been a Sunday School Teacher in Drumgor
. Seagoe, and also a distributor of the Maga-
Z|»ê. B oth.of them have at all tim es been most
ready in helping any Parochial effort. There was
* large gathering in the Church a t the wedding.
/ happy couple will be residing at their new
5®ie,_ Ballyvernet House, Bangor, Co. Down.
, e wish them m uch blessing and true happiness 111 their fu ture life.
Another of our Church workers entered the
state of M atrim ony during the past m onth. Mr.
1 man W alker has been a valued helper in
‘ eagoe Afternoon Sunday School as teacher of
( 1 emor Boys class, and he has shown much
interest in this im portant work. Mr. W alker
now occupies an im portant position in Messrs.
M Gredy s Royal Nurseries in Portadown. We
wish him and Mrs. W alker every happiness and prosperity in their fu ture life.
There have been no less than five m arriages
in Seagoe th is E aster. To one and all we wish a very happy and prosperous tim e.
The Alan Bell Fund
, Tllis F und was distributed in the week before-
Easter. The am ount available th is year owing to
the reduction in the ra te of n terest was only £17
10s instead of £25. There were 35 recipients.
Seagoe M others’ Unionth e next m eetng of the M.U. will be held
(D .V .) on Thursday, May 23rd. a t 7.30 p.m.
Mrs. Magill, the wife of the Rector of Milltown, will give an address.
The Excursion.At a m eeting of Superintendents and Teachers
of our Sunday Schools held on April 15th in
Seagoe School it was decided th a t the Excursion
th is year should go to Bangor. The date fixed
was Thursday, June 27th. Mr. Scott was ap-
pointed Hon. Sec., and Mr. M T lem en ts and
Mi. W. Hutchinson, Hon. Treasurers. The
price of Tickets will be as follows :— Children
(on S. School Roll) 8 years old and under, 1/3
each , 8 years to 14 years, 2 - eacli ; 14 years and
over 2 /6 ; Teachers, Bible Class M embers and
Band, 3 - each. The above Tickets include Rail-
wav Fare and Two Refreshm ents. O utsiders’
tickets, 2 /6 each, two Refreshm ents, 1 '- each
It was suggested th a t children should be advised
to pay m something each week in the Sunday
School to their Teacher towards the cost of the
Ticket, Bangor will be a specially attractive
resort th is year, and it is expected th a t some of
the larger navy ships will be anchored there
about the tim e of the excursion.
Annua! C.L.B. Inspection.Sergeants M artin and W alker, of the R Ulster
Rides, conducted the Inspection of the Seagoe
( ’.L .B . m the Parochial H all on Tuesday, April
• 0th. a t 8 p.m . I t was a most interesting occa
sion and the lads, both the Training Corps and
the Cadets, acqutted them selves with great
credit. The Training Corps squad under Corporal
Little, won first place, although Corporal B e s t’s
squad was only one m ark behind. Simpson and
Beatson won the drill down after a m ost strenu
ous competition. Cadet W. B est won in the
senior com petition. Mrs. Lynas, of Came,
kindly distributed the prizes. ’Captain M itchell
expressed the thanks of all present to the judges.
In the Cadets drill down George Lynas and Billy
Leake got 1st and 2nd prizes respectively. Ser
geant M artin gave a very in terestng and clever
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exposition on the Bugle, sounding out the various
m ilitary calls. H e said of the C .L .B . Display,
“ I t was a real good out-and-out show. The tu rn
ing movements were splendidly done.
Seagoe C.L.B . and the Jubilee.Seagoe C .L.B. Cadets will give an exhibition
of gymnastics in Portadown on Jubilee Day at
3.30 p.m .
C-L.B. in Be lfast ,The Seagoe Company, in three buses, jour
neyed to Belfast on Thursday evening, May 2nd,
a t 6, to attend the great C .L .B . Service in St.
Anne’s Cathedral. The Cathedral was crowded,
and the Lord Bishop preached. The presenta
tion of Banners and of a Commission of M em
bership to the Bishop was a very impressive part
of the Service. Seagoe Band, with the Cadets
and Training Corps, m arched past the Bishop
outside the Cathedral after the Service. The
Rector, the Rev. W. F Hayes, Captain Mitchell,
and Lieuts. Currie and H ynes accompanied the
Old Seagoe Notes.A Note on the Rev. T. A. Jones, Curate of
Seagoe, 1873—1875.—M any in the Parish still
rem em ber the Rev. Thomas Absalom Jones, and
speak kindly of his work and character. H e was
the last Curate who worked in the Parish while
Archdeacon Saurin resided at the Rectory. He
was ordained Deacon in 1870, and P riest by the
Bishop of Down in 1871. H e was Curate of
Moira from 1870 to 1873, and Rector of Woods
Chapel from 1876 to 1882. In the la tte r year he
became Curate of Killy m an., and in 1883 Rector
of th a t Parish until 1886, when lie resgned.The following are interesting advertisem ents
and notes of a past day: —
SEAGOE PARISH CHURCH
T H E CONCLUDING SPEC IA L
Will be held (D .V .) in
AT MORNING AND E V E N IN G SERV ICES,
On SUNDAY NEXT, AUGUST 10th Inst., 1891.
The Sermons will be Preached by
REV. R. R. KANE, LL.D .,
Rector of Christ Church, Belfast.
A COLLECTION will be made at each of these
Services on behalf of the CH U RCH EN L A R G E
M ENT FUND.The Evening Service will commence at 6.30 p.m .Seagoe Church.—The concluding special re
opening services are to be held in Seagoe Church
on Sunday next, 16th inst. The preacher a t both
m orning and evening services ' S to be the R e \ . R.
R , Kane, L L .D ., rector of Christ Church, B el
fast. Above £3,000 have been expended in the
reconstruction, enlargem ent, and ornamentation
of th is church, besides many munificent gifts
which have been presented by the parishioners
and friends. The collections at the re-opening
services will be applied to the. reduction of the
balance due. The evening service on this occa
sion will commence at 6.30 o ’clock p.m.
R E O PE N IN G OF SEAGOE PA R ISH CHURCH
T H E SERV ICE FOR T H E REO PEN IN G OF
SEAGOE CH URCH, and the CONSECRATION
of the CHANCEL and A ISLE by the LORI)
B IS H O P OF DOWN AND CONNOR AND DR0-
MORE will be held (D .V .) in SEAGOE
CH URCH, on FRIDAY , August 7th inst., at
Three o ’clock p.m.
The Very Rev. the DEAN OF CONNOR, LL.D.
A Collection will be made after the Sermon in
behalf of the Church Enlargem ent Fund.
The Train leaving Belfast at 1.30 p.m . is due
at Portadown in tim e for the Service. Convey
ances will ge provided to bring Visitors from and
to Portadown Station.Seagoe Church.—The concluding services con
nected with the re-opening of Stagoe Church were
held on Sunday last, 16th August. Very crowded
congregations attended both morning and even
ing. The Rev. Dr. Kane, rector of Christ
Church, Belfast, preached on, both occasions and
gave earnest and able expositions of the texts.
T hat at morning service was tpken from Psalms
xxvii., 4— “ One thing have I desired of the Lord,
th a t will I seek after ; th a t I may dwell in the
house of the Lord all the days of m y life, to be
hold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire ii
His tem p le ,” and at evening service from St
Luke xv., 6— “ And when he cometh home, h(
calleth together his friends and neighbours, say
ing unto them , Rejoice with me ; for I have fount
my sheep which was lo s t.” The collectors a
both services were—Thos. D. Atkinson, Esq.
Thomas D. Gibson, E sq., R .M .; Dr. Dougan
Messrs. John Collen, J .P . ; W m. J . Locke, J.P-
J . Malcomson, Charles Montgomery, °
M 'Gredy, W m. Paul, John W alker, jun. ; Hugl
W allace and H enry J . Upricbard. They weri
assisted by Messrs. Jas. Atkinson, Jas. A lta
George Calvert, Chas. J . Collins, Thomas GilPJS
Joseph Munroe, Capel W. Reid, and David
W alker. The to tal collections at the re -o p e n in |
services am ounted to £103 3s 6d.
Seagoe P.E. School. ..Seagoe Public E lem entary School will share
all the Jubilee festivities. Each pupil W" ,
presented with a handsome Jubilee Medal, a
a cinem a ticket for the K ing’s Jubilee Finn )1
hibit, and also a p retty booklet on the JS-i
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