Seagoe Parish Magazine
REV J. W. APPLELBE, M.A., B.D., Carrickblacker Ave.
REV, W. F. HAYES, B.A., L.Th., The Bungalow,
People's—H. A. CATHCART.
THE CLERGY WILL ESTEEM IT A FAVOUR IF
IN CASES OF SICKNESS THEY ARE INFORMED
CALENDAR FOR MAY.
May Ist—2nd Sunday after Easter. St. Philip and St. James.
May 8th—3rd Sunday after Easter.
May 10th—Mothers' Union Meeting.
May 15th—4th Sunday after Easter.
May 19th—Sunday School Excursion Committee
Meeting at 8 p.m. in Seagoe School.
May 22nd—Rogation Sunday.
May 26th—Ascension Thursday. Holy Communion in
Parish Church at 10 a.m.
May 28th—Choral Festival in Parish Church. Prac-
tice at 3 p.m.; Service at 4.30.
May 29bh—Sunday after Ascension Day.
ANNUAL GENERAL EASTER VESTRY.
The annual general Easter Vestry was held in
Seagoe P.E. School on Wednesday, April 20th, at 8 p.m.
The Rector presided and, after the reading of the
46th Psalm by the Rev. W. F. Hayes, opened the
meeting with prayer.
The rector, in welcoming those present, pointed out
that it was a pity that more of the parishioners did
not attend such an important meeting. After briefly
reviewing the financial state of parochial affairs, he
referred to the work of the Select Vestry during the
past year. He expressed his sincere thanks to the
outgoing Churchwardens—Messrs. J. H. Twinem and
R. McClements—for the exemplary manner in which
they had discharged their duties during their term
The Rector also thanked the Select Vestry for their
help and encouragement and for their loyal co-operation
in tackling the problems which confronted the
Parish—a task they had undertaken with vision and
courage. He also stressed the fact that although
they were meeting to make arrangements for the
business side of the parish yet they must bear in
mind that they were not a mere business corporation;
their work Was not merely with balance sheets, etc.,
but the Church's function was to be God's instrument,
that in and through it the Kingdom of God may be
established in the hearts and lives of our people
When people lived close to Christ, when His will is
done and when God's law is known and kept all the
lesser problems would automatically solve themselves,
The Rev. J. W. Appelbe also paid tribute to the
help he had received during the past year from his
colleague, the Rev. W. F. Hayes.
The following elections took place:—
Rector's Churchwarden—Mr. Thomas Martin.
People's Churchwarden—Mr. H. A. Cathcart.
Select Vestry—Messrs. R. McClements, J. H. Twinem,
S. McCormick, W. White, M.P.S.N.I., H. Murray
Gibson, J. R. Reid, G. Leake, D. F. Stoops, M.P.S.N.I.„
M. Gilpin. James Magennis, M.P.S.N.I., James
Twinem, E. Mitchell.
Hon. Treasurer—Mr. Wm. White.
Sidesmen—Members of the Select Vestry, together
with—T. E. Magennis, Jas. Allen, Arthur Allen, John
G. Gracey, J.P., Wm. A. Casey, R. Scott, J. Walker,
N. Campbell, I. Dickson, G. Wilson, A. Kirk, Chas.
S. A. Twinem, Thos. Gracey, W. Hutchinson, T.
Stanfield, R. Sherman, W. Hewitt, J. Stephens, D.
Allen, John Gee, J. Hynes, A. Pickering, H. Ellis, W.
G. Best, J. H. Wilson, S. D. Walker, T. Hall, J. Rehill.
Before the meeting came to a close a hearty vote
of thanks was passed to all the voluntary lay workers.
The Rector, in supporting this motion, pointed
out that but for their support very little could be
done. They were fortunate in having such a splendid
band of workers—Sunday School teachers, choir,
Magazine and W.F.O. envelope distributors, rectory
fund collectors, the leaders in the various parish organisations
—Mother's Union, C.L.B., G.F.S., etc.
DISTRICT SERVICES FOR MAY.
Bocombra—Tuesday, May 3rd, at 8 p.m.
Drumgor—Sunday, May 8th, at 3 p.m.
Hacknahay—Sunday, May 29th, at 3.30 p.m.
SUNDAY SCHOOL EXCURSION.
At a meeting of the Sunday School Superintendents
and teachers held on Wednesday, April 13th, at 9
p.m., in Seagoe School, it was arranged that the annual
Sunday School Excursion would take place on
Thursday, June 9th, to Warrenpoint. Mr. R.
McClements was appointed Hon. Secretary, and
Messrs. Wm. Hutchinson and E. Gibson as joint Hon.
During the past few years a voluntary collection
system has been tried in the Sunday Schools to enable
pupils to contribute weekly or monthly towards
has proved satisfactory and enables many children
to avail themselves of the excursion, who perhaps
SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE
would find it very difficult otherwise to do so. Each
pupil is credited with the exact amount paid in.
When this system was inaugurated it was made quite
clear that any surplus resulting from the scheme
would be used for the general expenses fund of the
Sunday School. No child need pay in more than is
sufficient to cover his or her excursion expenses. The
Superintendent or teacher concerned will always, if
asked, tell the pupil how he or she st.ands in this
SEAGOE RECTORY BUILDING FUND.
The following subscriptions are gratefully acknow-
“In the midst of life we are in death"—the truth
of these words was vividly brought home to us during
the past month. Mr. Chas. Robinson passed away
in England, where he was residing since his retirement;
he belonged to an old and highly respected
Seagoe family. It is less than a year since his brother,
Mr. Fred Robinson, Ballyhannon, died after a tedious
illness. Robert McClements was in early infancy,
complications following a chill proved fatal. We leave
him in the loving arms of Him who said " Suffer the
little children to come unto Me." he has been saved
the sorrow and suffering of the world. Mrs. Gee
was widely known and loved; her death came with
tragic suddenness. After a day of loving service she
passed into the " Great Beyond"' without pain or
the long-drawn out struggle with increasing weakness.
Her place will be hard to fill, especially in Bocombra
Sunday School, where she had had a splendid class
of young men. Her unselfishness and eagerness to
help others endeared her to all with whom she came
in contact. Mrs. Best was a very old and loyal churchwoman,
and she will be greatly missed in the neighbourhood.
To all the bereaved we express our sincere
sympathy, and pray that our Heavenly Father will
comfort and strengthen them in their sorrow.
SOUTH AMERICAN MISSIONARY SOCIETY,
Miss Calvert £0 10 3
Miss Guy £0 5 0
Mrs. Lewie £0 6 0
Mrs McDouga11 £0 2 0
Miss S. Montgomery £0 7 7 ½
Miss D. Montgomery £0 5 4 ½
Mrs. H. Sloan £0 3 11
Miss Reid £0 10 0
Mrs. J. Walker £0 2 2
Miss Atkinson £5 10 6
Total £8 2 10
SEAGOE RECTORY BUILDING FUND.
The following subscriptions are gratefully acknowledged :—
John Sandford £2 0 0
James Twinem £5 0 0
Charles A. Twinem £2 0 0
James J. Twinem £1 0 0
Mrs. Preston £0 10 0
David Webb £0 10 0
Miss White £0 2 6
The Misses McCormick £0 3 0
The Misses Hoy £0 2 6
W. J. England £2 0 0
John Hickland £0 10 0
Sam Jennett £1 0 0
Miss Neill £0 2 0
Sam Abraham £5 0 0
S. J. Coulter £0 10 0
James Atkinson £0 10 0
Miss Minnie Twinem £1 0 0
Miss Mary J. Coulter £1 0 0
Albert Guy £1 0 0
George Connolly £0 3 0
David Cordy £1 0 0
W. McKinney £1 0 0
W. Simpson £0 2 0
A. Kirk £1 0 0
James Shanks £1 0 0
T. H. Wilson £1 0 0
George Wilson £1 0 0
George Robinson £1 0 0
George Porter £1 0 0
Mrs. Ballentine £1 0 0
S. J. Ruddell £0 10 0
Miss M. Mathers £0 2 6
Robert Walker £1 0 0
Mrs. M. Guy . £1 0 0
George Matchett £0 10 0
Mrs. S. Guy £0 5 0
Wm. Neill £0 8 0
W. J. Cunningham £0 15 0
D. W. Kyle £0 2 6
R. Matchett £2 0 0
Thos. Coulter £2 0 0
G. Taylor £0 5 0
Q. Lester £0 7 0
William White £2 0 0
R. McC1ements £5 0 0
G. Gracey £1 0 0
Miss Isobel Atkinson £100 0 0
Miss G. Atkinson £50 0 0
Mrs. Vance £5 0 0
Mrs. Preston £1 0 0
John Campbell £5 0 0
H. M. Gibson £0 2 6
Mr. C. Clarke £0 2 6
Mrs. Bird £0 2 6
Mr. Thos. Clarke £0 2 6
Mr. Sam Morrison £0 2 6
Miss D. Montgomery £0 10 0
Mr. George Wilson (Levaghery) £0 10 0
Mrs. Richardson £0 2 0
Mr. James Fletcher £0 5 0
Mrs. Thos. Nesbitt £0 5 0
Mrs. Thos. Laverty £0 2 6
Mr. Bertie Kilpatrick £0 2 6
Mr. T. Martin £10 0 0
Mr. J. E. Lavery £10 0 0
Mrs. Walsh £0 5 0
£239 2 6
Previously acknowledged £64 14 0
£303 16 6
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER.
The services in Holy Week were fairly well attended,
though we feel there are many more of our people
who could attend these Services and do not.
We are grateful to all those who sent flowers, etc.,
for the Easter decorations.
Special Easter music was rendered by the choir on
Easter Day; Mrs. Casey played the organ in her usual
accomplished style. The choir are to be congratulated;
the anthem—a very beautiful one—re-echoed in
a fitting way the spirit of Easter Day. Again we
thank the members of the Choir, not only for their
valued help on Easter Day, but also for their loyal
and devoted service throughout the year.
An original production entitled " Radio Seagoe,"' organised
by Miss D. Ashdown, was presented in Edenderry
Parochial Hall on Thursday, April 21st, at 7.30
p.m. The stage was cleverly camouflaged to resemble
a miniature broadcasting studio. A weather report,
local news. children's hour and a variety programme
of songs, sketches, etc., followed. The cast included
the Misses D. Ashdown. H. Walker, M. Robinson, G.
Robinson, A. McDougall, F. Ward and V. Morrison,
Messrs, F. Shanks. B. Rocke. A. McLoughlin, E. Porter,
J. Lynas and F. McAlister. Mr. Jos. Hynes acted as
compere. Messrs. S. McKinley and T. Rountree were
We are grateful to Miss Ashdown and the Seagoe
Players for a splendid programme. The proceeds will
be devoted to the Parochial Hall Renovation Fund.
SEAGOE P.E. SCHOOL.
For some time past negotiations have been in progress
with a view to the transfer of the above-named
school to the Regional Education Committee.
A sub-committee from the Regional Committee met
representatives of Seagoe Parish in Seagoe School on
Thursday, 14th April, and an interesting discussion
took place. As a result it is hoped that the proposed
transfer will now proceed. thus relieving the parish of
an unnecessary burden and at the same time procuring
for the children of the locality better educational
The suggested terms of transfer are the usual ones,
i.e., that the school, outside school hours, shall be
available as heretofore for parochial purposes; together
with a 50 years lease, which safeguards the
site and buildings for the use of the parish in the
event of this being needed in the future for a
parochial hall or other church buildings.
The Annual Report of the Parochial finances for the
year ending December 31st. 1937, is now in the hands
the W.F.O. subscribers. We are grateful to all
those who voluntarily undertook to distribute them. A
slight departure from the practice of other years has
been made viz to save printing expense, the report
has been confined to giving the contributions of annual
subscribers and W.F. Offerings; reports and
statements of Halls, Sunday Schools, etc., this year
are being printed in the Magazine.
A very hopeful fact is that since the previous year
there has been a marked improvement in the returns
of all the districts, both town and country. In many a
very decided increase is shown. This is very encouraging
for our Select Vestry, and shows that there
are an increasing number of our people who value
the ministrations of our Church, To those who are
setting such a magnificent example by their regular
generous giving we cannot be too thankful, but looking
through the pages of the report we are surprised
to see many names of professing parishioners conspicuous
by their absence, and far too many names
with sums so small that they are not sufficient to pay
for the set of envelopes and the printing of the report.
May we again appeal to those who have not been in
the habit of subscribing by the W.F.O. scheme to get
a set of envelopes. Every wage earner should have a
set for him or herself. Any W.F.O. distributor or the
Secretary, Mr. Moses Gilpin, will be only too glad to
supply envelopes if asked for.
The Girls' Friendly Society choir from Seagoe
branch competed at the Portadown Musical Festival
last month, and although they were not among the
prize-winners yet they put up a most creditable performance,
and we hope that the experience gained
will inspire them to try again next year. This was
a new venture in our G.F.S. activities this year and
it proved a popular and helpful experiment. To Miss
T. Wilson, who trained the choir voluntarily, our sincere
thanks are due, and it was only fitting that the
G.F.S. choir members should show their appreciation
of her services in a tangible form, which they did on
Thursday evening, April 21st, when they met in
Seagoe School and a handbag was handed to Miss
Wilson by Miss Magee, the youngest G.F.S. member
present as a token of their gratitude.
THE MOTHERS' UNION.
The last monthly meeting fell in Holy Week, so
the Mothers went to the Holy Week Service in the
parish. It was a very fitting way of holding their
monthly meeting, and there was a splendid
of the members. Before the Service in Church the
Rector enrolled several new members.
The next, meeting will be on Tuesday, May 10th.
SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE.
The annual Choral Festival will be held this year
in Seagoe Parish Church at 4.30 p.m. on Saturday,
May 28th. There will be a combined practice of all
the choirs taking part at 3 p.m. in the Church.
The preacher will be the Rev. H. W. Rennison, M.A.,
Rector of Ballymascanlan, Co. Louth, and the collection
will be in aid of the Festival expenses.
C.L.B. BATTALION SERVICE.
The annual Festival Service for the Down and Connor
and Dromore Battalion of the Church Lads' Brigade
took place at St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, on
Thursday, April 28th, at 8 p.m. The parade was one
of the largest there has been. It. was well supported by
the various companies of the Battalion. There was a
large turn-out of C.L.B. and the Junior Training Corps
was particularly strong in numbers. The Seagoe company
and Band were present, accompanied by Lieuts.
J. Hynes, D. Allen, W. G. Best, Sergeant-Major F.
Shanks, and the Rev. W. F. Hayes. The Lord Bishop
was present in the Cathedral and took the salute in
the march past after the Service. The address was
given by the Rev. C. H. B. Craig, Chaplain of St.
Mark's Company, Ballysillan.
The weekly meetings for the above have ceased for
the Summer months. They will be resumed again in
the Autumn. We are glad to see several of the girls,
who attend the G.F.S. Candidates' meetings sitting together
in Church on Sundays.
SUNDAY SCHOOL EXCURSION.
The original intention was to hold this on June 23rd,
but this date has been changed to June 9th, as we go
to Press, owing to another excursion having been fixed
for that day.
" Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid
them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God."
3rd April—Hazel Lucinda, daughter of Albert Richard and Annie Greenaway,
31, James Street, Portadown.
3rd April—Gwendoline Lorna, daughter of Joseph Herbert and Sarah Atkinson,
7, Century Street, Portadown.
3rd April—John, son of Albert Edward and Margaret Pickering, 8, Edward Street, Portadown.
" Those whom God hath joined together let no man put asunder."
April 18th—Robert Elliott Johnston, 78, West St., Portadown,
and Alice Steenson, Breagh, Portadown.
" Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from
henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest
from their labours."
5th April—Charles Robinson, 78, Heath Road, Salisbury, aged 57 years.
6th April—Robert M'Clements, Lisnamallard, Omagh, aged 8 months.
16th April—Edith Gee, Rosemount, Killicomain, aged 53 years.
19th April—Anne Jane Best, Balteagh, aged 84 years.
SERVICES—The PARISH CHURCH
HOLY COMMUNION—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 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 thankoffering. (See Book of Common
MORNING PRAYER—Sundays and Chief Festivals,
11 30 a m.
EVENING PRAYER—Sundays, 7 pm.
Hacknahay—Last Sunday of Month at 3-30 p,m.
Drumgor—Second Sunday of Month at 3 p.m.
Edenderry—Services as announced.
BIBLE CLASS FOR MEN in Edenderry on
Sundays at 10-15 a m.
SUNDAY SCHOOLS 10-30 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
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 Hanon, 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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