Seagoe Archives

May 1936

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May 1936

Seagoe Parish magazine.

MAY, 1936

THE EASTER VESTRY.

At the Easter General Vestry held in Seagoe School on Thursday April 16th, at 8 p.m., the

following appointments were :

PAROCHIAL NOMINATORS:

THOMAS E. MAGINNIS,

JAMES TWINEM.

JOHN GEORGE GRACEY, J.P.

SUPLEMENTAL PAROCHIAL NOMINATORS:

THOMAS MARTIN,

ROBERT McCLEMENTS,

GILBERT PRICE

DIOCESAN SYNODSMEN.

JAMES TWINEM

THOMAS MARTIN,

JOHN GEORGE GRACEY, J.P.

R. McCLEMENTS.

CHURCHWARDENS:

ROBERT SCOTT (Rector's),

THOMAS E. MAGINNIS, (People's)

SELECT VESTRY

MISS ATKINSON

HUGH STOOPS,

R. M'CLEMENTS,

MOSES GILPIN,

THOMAS MARTIN,

WM. HUTCHINSON,

JOHN G. GRACEY, J.P.

ISAAC DICKSON,

JAMES TWINEM,

WM. WHITE,

H. M. GIBSON,

GILBERT PRICE.

Hon. Sec.—MOSES GILPIN.

Hon. Treasurer— ROBERT SCOTT.

AUDITORS:

J. R. REID H. MURRAY GIBSON.

SIDESMEN:

W HUTCHINSON

R. STANFIELD,

R. McCLEMENTS

E. MITCHELL,

J. R. REID

T. GRACEY,

J.G. GRACEY J.P.

T. MARTIN,

A. ALLEN,

J. ALLEN,

H. STOOPS,

J. H. TWINEM,

W. H. CASEY,

J WILSON

J. REID

R STEPHENS

W.J. McKINNEY

J. WALKER,

A. KIRK,

N. CAMPBELL

C. S. A. TWINEM.

W.F.O. COMMITTEE

ROBERT SCOTT

R STANFIELD

W. HUTCHINSON.

The Easter Vestry, though not largely attended,

is always an interesting and important

gatherinG.

We regret that Mr. Tom Hall and

George Wilson have, owing to pressure of

other work, had to resign their places on the

W.F.O. Committee. They did splendid work

and gave up much time and attention to the

opening and entering of the Weekly Envelopes.

Messrs. Stanfield and Hutchinson were appointed

in their place and will, we are confident,

prove a great success. A great loss sustained by

the Vestry is the resignation of our trusted Hon.

Treasurer, Mr. Hugh Stoops. We will still have

the benefit of his advice as a member of the

Select Vestry. He was an ideal Hon. Treasurer

and had filled that arduous post for many


CLERGY :

Rev. Chancellor Archer, B.D., The Rectory,

Seagoe.

Rev. W. F. Hayes, B.A., The Bungalow, Lower

Seagoe, Portadown.

CHURCHWARDENS :

Rector's— Mr. ROBERT SCOTT.

People's—Mr. THOS. E. MAGINNIS.

years. Mr. Robert Scott was elected Hon. Treasurer,

and will, we are sure, carry on the good

work done by Mr. Stoops. At the General

Vestry Mr. Stoops made his annual financial

statement which was satisfactory, although

there is a sum due to the Bank. The Rector,

in a brief address, referred to the work of the

several Parish organisations and described the

good work being done in the Men's Bible Class,

the C. L. B. under Adjutant Mitchell,

the Mother's Union and the various Sunday Schools

in the Parish with their energetic band of Superintendents

and Teachers. He thanked all who

had so kindly sympathised with him in his recent illness.

At the close of the Vestry a most

hearty vote of thanks was passed to the Rev.

W. F. Hayes m appreciation of his splendid sevvices

rendered to the Parish during the Rector's

illness. It was proposed by Mr. W. Hutchinson,

seconded by Mr. James Twinem, and passed by

acclamation.


Renovation of the Church,

The Parish Church is now in the hands of the

painters, and it will not be possible to hold Service

in it for several weeks. Sunday, May 3rd,

is the last Sunday on which it can be used for

Public Worship. While the Church is closed

the usual Sunday Services will be held in the

Parochial Hall, Edenderry, at 11.30 and 7. The

Church Bell will be rung as usual, but the Services

will be held in the Parochial Hall. Special

arrangements as to celebrations of Holy Communion

will be announced at the Sunday Services.

Easter Services.

The special Services held in the Parish Church

during Holy Week and Easter were very helpful

and devotional. On each evening except Saturday

some incident relating to the Passion of our

Lord was the subject of the address. On Good

Friday a morning service was held at 11.30 and

took the form of a Penitential Service. The

Church was nicely decorated for Easter Day,

and the Services were very bright. A large

number communicated at the first Communion

MAGAZINE.

at 8 a.m. and also at the later celebration. There

was a large choir and a musical portion of

the Service was rendered with great heartiness.

The solo anthem was finely sung by Miss

Clara Kirby. Mrs. Casey presided at the organ.

The C.L.B. Battalion Service

On Sunday afternoon, April 19th, at 3.30. the

Down and Connor and Dromore Battalion attended

Service in the Parish Church. The Belfast

Companies came down by special train, and

at the station were joined by other Companies

from Armagh, Omagh and Maghera (Co. Derry) .

Four bands, including the Seagoe band, played

the Companies up to the Church. The lads more

than filled the Church. They were over 600 in

number. The Rector received the Battalion and

Cadet colours at the beginning of' the Service.

Mr. Wilson presided at the organ, and the Rev.

T. H. Parkinson read the Lesson. The Service

was taken by the Rector and the Rev. W. F.

Hayes.

The special preacher was the Rev. F.

H. P. L'Estrange, Rector of St. John's, Malone,

Belfast. The collection was for the Battalion

Funds. The parade was under the command of

the Battalion Commander, Colonel F. W. Fryer.

At the close of the Service the Rector took the

salute at the Memorial Gates. The Companies

laid a wreath at the War Memorial in the town.

A Festival C. L. B. Service was held in the

Cathedral, Belfast, on Tuesday, April 29th,

at 8 p.m. The Seagoe Cadets, with band and the

Training Corps, travelled up by bus. At the

close of the Service the Companies marched

past before the Lord Bishop. The Seagoe Band

led the procession. Captain Mitchell and the

Rev. W. F. Hayes accompanied the lads.

Easter Good Turn.

Seagoe G.F.S., for its Easter

Good Turn's decided to collect eggs for distribution to some

of our more needy folk in the Parish, and during

the week before Easter 21 dozen eggs were

collected by the following members—Maud Cousins,

Iris Downey, Helen Johnston, Peggy

Brownlee and May Simpson. They were distributed

to a number of poor families in the Pavish

by Mrs. Scott, who wishes to thank all those

who so kindly contributed to the collection.

Our Summer Migrants

Our summer migrants have greatly delayed

their arrival this year, no doubt owing to the

cold spell early in April. A corncrake was seen

on April 19th, but not heard until a later date.

Six swallows were seen at Lylo about the same

date. They were sheltering in an outhouse.

Nelson Hall, of Lower Seagoe, writes,

"I heard the Cuckoo on Sunday, the 26th of April, and

the corncrake on the 27th April, in Seagoe.



SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE

The Alan Bell Fund.

During the week before Easter gifts in memory

of the late Mr. Alan Bell were distributed

through the Parish. The sum distributed

amounted to £ 17 10s 0d, and the number of

recipients was 32.


Bricks of Gold

In connection with the brick-cards issued by

the Seagoe Mothers' Union for the Renovation of

the Parish Church, a card has been returned

by Miss S. Jennett, Breagh, with 49/6. The

card is supposed to raise 12/-

She sold three bricks at 10 - each.

Will this be a record, we wonder?


Sunday School Excursion.

At a meeting of the Superintendents and

Teachers of our Sunday Schools held in the

Parochial Hall on Wednesday, 29th April,

it was decided to have the Excursion to Warrenpoint

on Thursday, 18th June. Unfortunately,

the G. N. R. Co. have raised their charges this

year, but a large number of the Sunday School

children have been contributing each Sunday towards

the cost of their tickets.

It was decided that the cost of the Excursion would be 2/-

for each child, this including two Refreshments.

The money already paid in by each child will,

of course, go towards the cost of their ticket.


Parish Register for April

Baptism

Kane—April 4th, 1936, Beatrice Doreen,

daughter of David and Letitia Isabella

Kane, of Edenderry.

Sponsors—Matilda Kane, Letitia Isabella

Kane.

Private Baptism

Hunter—April 14th, 1936, Rita Carol, daughter

of William James Graham and Emma Hunter, of Edenderry.

Marriages

Crozier and M'Na11y—April 13th, 1936, Richard

Crozier, of Portadown, to Dinah Mc Nally, of Edenderry.

Graham and Boyce—April 28th, 1936, William

Albert Graham, of Artabracka, Porta-

down, to Kathleen Boyce, of Bocombra.

Taylor and Wilson—April 29th, 1936. Stephen

Taylor, of Drumnacanvey, to Eliza Jane Wilson, of Hacknahay.

Burials.

Craig—April 26th, Sarah Jane Craig, of Drumgor, aged 70 years.

Quigley—April 26th, Samuel Quigley, of Killicomaine, aged 60 years.

Guy—May 3rd, Rhoda Guy, of Lower Seagoe. aged 62 years.

Jumble Sale.

A successful Jumble Sale was held in the

Parochial Hall on Friday, May 1st. It was organised

in aid of the Uniform Fund of the C.L.B.

There were many ready purchasers who secured

many bargains. Captain Mitchell and the lads

are to be congratulated on the success of their

efforts.

Our thanks are due to all who helped

towards the success of the sale.

Lurgan Choral Union

The annual Festival in connection with the

Lurgan Choral Union will be held (D. V.) on

Saturday, May 30th, at 4 p.m., in Dromore

Cathedral. Seagoe Choir will take part in it

and are at present busy practising the Festival

Music.


Our Advertisements

Our Advertising Columns are now complete.

They present our readers with a great and varied

choice of goods Our advertisers ave a great

help to the Magazine and our readers will further

the good cause by placing their orders with them.

Twenty-five Years ago.

MAY, 1911.

This old copy of the Magazine contains a very

fine block of the " Cloch-Bann" or Sacred Bell

of Seagoe.

The photograph from which the

block was made was kindly taken by Mr. Coffey,

of the Dublin Museum, for the Rector. It is so

fine that it is possible to read the original inscription

on the side of the bell. An outline

of the History of the Bell is also printed. The

Rector's Churchwarden is Mr. Andrew Costello,

and the People's Mr. Robert} Gracey. Reference

is made to an interesting pamphlet on " Apple

Culture" by Mr. Ruck, of Peacefield. A note

is also made of the appointment of the Rev. E.

Jennings, former Curate of Seagoe, to the Curacv

of Dingle, Co. Kerry.


Old Seagoe Notes.

Seagoe Parish Church in 1814

Parish Church of Seagoe, built in 1814 to take the place

of an older one, was not of an architectural

character, although it is recorded that it had

an architect, by name of I. Brownlee. It was

simply in the manner of that day, an ugly, plain,

four-square room of large dimensions, 70ft. long

30½ wide, and having a flat ceiling concealing

an ordinary roof of low pitch ; and it has a

gallery of the usual plain and unsightly sort. A

move unpromising building to be recast into

architectural form, according to move modern

standard of taste, could not well be conceived.

It, was too short, too wide, and too low in its

proportion ;

and there was not even sufficient

room at the East end to lengthen it bv extending

a chancel. With generous expenditure, however,

much is possible; and it is somewhat satisfactory

that the substantial old church, built

with much courage and churchmanlike spirit in

a depressing time, 76 years ago, and which has

known three generations of worshippers, is not

to be done away with. Seagoe Church will best

illustrate forcibly the advance that has been

made from 1814 to 1890, in good architecture, in

wealth. and the facilities for its production, in

the latter-day feeling among churchmen that in

the adornment and furnishing of the House of

God, and thoughtful care for the decency and

convenience of worship, even the best that can

be offered is but unworthy.

The first care in the improved church has

been to provide a worthy chancel. It has been

devised by extending its eastern wall as far as

the Churchyard boundary would permit. and by

taking some length from the nave. The plans

provide thus for a well-proportioned Chancel.

25ft. long by 171ft,. wide. opening to the nave

with a lofty chancel-arch, and on the north and

south sides with like arches to the organ-chamber

and vestry, and a lateral aisle respectively.

The chancel is a memorial, and the last-named

feature, while it gives additional seating room,

would be specially suitable as a kind of chantry

for monuments or memorials of the founders.

The parishioners' addition to the church

consists of a southern aisle 37ft. long and 21ft.

wide, and giving 200 additional seats. It opens

into the nave with three lofty pointed arches ;

and gives additional architectural character and

interest to the heretofore four-square building.

There remains athe nave of somewhat unusual

proportion of 66ft. of length to 30 ½ ft in

breadth, to be brought into architectural character,

with a low pitched roof, which it would not be

desirable to raise higher. It was at first

proposed merely to remove the ceiling, and case.

up the old roof and make it as fairly presentable

as possible. By the additional generosity of the

Baroness Von Stieglitz, however, a new roof,

and a handsome one is found; and the architect

has met the difficulties of proportion by adopting

a treatment in the manner of 15th century

architecture, which lends itself to lower pitched

roofs and wider spans. The roofs of the nave,

aisle, and chancel are accordingly of a design

not usual in other churches in the diocese;

four-centred arched frames. springing from hammer

beams, and all richly moulded and peculiarly massive,

and bearing the character of old

examples of the 15th century English roofs. They

will be of pitch pine, left untouched after the

carpenter's fools without varnishing, jt being

found that pitch pine treated in this way assumes

in time an appearance as pleasing as that of old oak.

The old vestry, on the north side, becomes

a spacious and imposing porch, encased and

adorned with cut-stone dressings, buttresses, and

pinnacles. The windows of the new additions,

as well as the old openings in the nave, will be

large and handsome traceried stone windows, de-

signed in the same consistent ' perpendicular'

style, as the rest of the work, and specially adapted

for effective filling with stained glass at a future day."


SERVICES—The PARISH CHURCH

HOLY COMMUNION Sunday after Morning

Prayer ; 3rd Sunday at 8 a.m., and on the Chief

Festivals.

HOLY BAPTISM— 1st Saturday of cach Month at 3

p m e, and during any Service in the Parish Church,

notice be given ; Two Sponsers at least are required

and they must be Confirmed Members of the Church.

Churchings are held at each Baptism. Mothers are

(See Book of

expected to bring a thankoffering.

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— Sccond Sunday of Month at 4 p.m

Edenderry—Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

MARRIAGES must be performed between 8 a.m. and 3pm


CLASSES,

BIBLE CLASS FOR MEN in Edenderry on

Sundays at 10 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

Mondays at 8 p.m.

SEAGOE P.E. SCHOOL, 9-15 a.m. Principal—Mr.

R. Scott.

3 p m. Licenses are issued by Rev. Canon Hannon,

Rectory, Lurgan. Due notice (48 hours) mus be given to the Rector of intended weddings. FEES—BY License—

Labourers 5/- Tradesmen 10/-, Merchants and Farmers 15/-, Professional, at. 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 post free to any subscriber for 3/- per anunm.

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