Seagoe Parish Magazine.
REV. J. W. APPELBE, M.A., B.D., Seagoe Rectory.
REV. W. F. HAYES, B.A., L.Th., The Bungalow,
THE CLERGY WILL DEEM IT A FAVOUR
IF IN CASES OF SICKNESS THEY ARE
CALENDAR FOR MAY.
May 1st—St. Philip and St. James.
May 4th—3rd Sunday after Easter.
May 11th—4th Sunday after Easter.
May 13th—Monthly Meeting of the Mothers'
at 7.30 p.m.
May 18th—5th Sunday after Easter,
May 19th—Rogation Day.
May 20th —Rogation Day.
May 21st —Rogation Day.
May 22nd—Ascension Day.
May 25th—Sunday after Ascension.
ANNUAL EASTER VESTRY MEETING.
The annual meeting of registered vestrymen and
vestry women took place in Seagoe School on
Thursday, April 17th, at 8 p.m.
The Rector presided and opened the meeting with
prayer, after the reading of Psalm 46 by the Rev. W. F. Hayes.
There was a representative attendance of members,
though it should have been greater, considering
the number of parishioners, who were entitled, and
were invited to be present.
The Chairman, in a brief introductory statement,
remarked:—" Never in such momentous days did the
Easter Vestry take place. We have seen the grim and
tragic results of brutal warfare at our very doors,
hundreds of the homeless are seeking shelter in our
midst. In view of such heart rending events. one
might be tempted to wonder about the meaning of
our meeting tonight, and ask, if what we are doing
here is relevant to the terrible situation. In the light
Of what is taking place in the world around us, does
not our meeting seem paltry and petty? To say that,
would be a gross misunderstanding. What we are
about to do is not petty or unrelated to the needs and
sufferings of the hour. We are about to take counsel
for the temporal welfare of Christ's Church in this
parish and to take steps for the carrying on of the
worship of God in an orderly and fitting manner.
In the grim struggle in which we and all freedom
loving peoples are engaged, it is a commonplace and
widely known truth, that the final issue depends upon
the morale, the spiritual staying power and resources
of our people at home, just as much as on the heroism,
courage and endurance of the men and women in the
fighting services. Never was the Church, and what it
stands for, more needed than at the present time.
Though the bells in our Church towers are temporarily
silent, yet their towers and spires are pointing us
upward to the only true and real source of strength and
comfort. By acknowledging and responding to
Almighty God in public worship, we can lay hold of
Divine strength which will enable us to persevere,
suffer and endure, until the forces of evil and tyranny
are overthrown and a new day of peace and sanity
dawns. I have said enough to show that our vestry
meeting is not trivial, unimportant or unrelated to
the stress and strain of daily life. The services in our
Churches are the power-houses, where we can
recharge our souls with Divine energy, thus enabling
us to face the future with confidence, " knowing that
all things work together for good to them that love
During the past year, as a parish , we have much to
be thankful for. The attendance at the Sunday
Services has been well maintained. The clear and
concise foreword at the beginning of the annual
financial report makes it unnecessary for me to dwell upon
the greatly improved state of the finances. This is
surely most encouraging when we note, that in spite
of adverse war conditions, the General Parish account,
the New Rectory Building Fund, and the Burial
Ground Account are all in a healthy condition and
show a marked improvement on the previous year.
The members of the outgoing Select Vestry, in my
opinion, have discharged faithfully and successfully
the trust which you placed in them a year ago, and
I am personally grateful to them for their interest
and help. As usual, the heaviest burden has been
borne by Mr. John H. Twinem, as Hon. Secretary to
the W.F.O. system, who, week by week, opens and
enters up the envelopes with untiring zeal and
accuracy. For him it is a labour of love, which entails a
toil far heavier than is sometimes realised. To Mr.
Twinem the parish owes a debt of gratitude which no
words of mine would adequately express or convey. He
has been ably supported by the Hon. Treasurer, Mr. W.
White, and the Hon. Secretary to the Select Vestry,
Mr. G. Leake.
During the past year the outgoing Churchwardens
have maintained the high standard in the carrying out
of their duties, with which we have come to associate
the holders of this office in Seagoe Parish. To them
I am extremely grateful, and now I have much
pleasure in announcing that Mr. Ernest Mitchell has
consented to act as Rector's Churchwarden for the
The following appointments were then made:—
People's Churchwarden—Mr. David Allen.
Select Vestry—Messrs. William White, John H.
Twinem; George Leake; Robert M'Clements; John R.
Reid; Samuel M'Cormick; Douglas Stoops; James
Maginnis; Thomas Martin; John Stephens; Henry A.
Cathcart; William Hutchinson.
Glebe Wardens — Messrs. R. M'Clements; S.
Sidesmen—Messrs. H. M. Gibson; Jas. Twinem; J.
G. Graces, J.P.; T. E. Maginnis; J. Allen; W. A. Casey;
R. Scott; J. Walker; N. Campbell; Geo. Wilson; A.
Kirk; C. S. A. Twinem, Thos. Stanfield; W. R. Sherman;
Wm. Hewitt; J. Gee; A. Pickering; H. Ellis; W.
G. Best; J. H. Wilson; S. D. Walker; Thos. Hall; Geo.
Moore; W. H. Best; Wm. Neill; G. Nixon; R.
M'Murray; Jos. Ward; J. M'Lough1in; D. Sherman;
Holmes White; Thos. Maginnis; Gilbert Price; John
Dobbin; Thos. Ryans; Harry Maxwell; Cecil Kirk-
patrick; Harold Watters; Wm. Donaldson; Louis Bell;
Alfred M'Loughlin; Thos. Gracey; Harold Watson.
The Chairman referred to the sad bereavement
suffered by Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Gracey in the death
of their son, Mr. Thos. V. Gracey, who was a sidesman
and Rectory Fund collector, and a vote of sympathy
was passed by all the members present standing.
A vote of thanks was passed by acclamation to
Messrs. Rocke, Hall & Co., Hon. Auditors, and all the
lay workers for their services, including the Choir,
Sunday School Teachers, W.F.O. Distributors;
Rectory Building Fund Collectors; and C.L.B. Officers.
The meeting ended with the Blessing.
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER.
The weeknight Services in Holy Week were well
attended considering the inclement weather. It was
encouraging to see the following parochial
organisations attending these services in a corporate capacity,
on Monday Seagoe C.E., on Tuesday the C.L.B., and on
Wednesday the Mothers' Union.
On Easter Day appropriate music was rendered
and once again we congratulate Mr. Hamilton and
the Choir on the high standard attained. The special
Easter Anthem was "Jesus Lives," the solo portion of
which was taken very effectively by Miss Montgomery
at the morning and evening services. At the morning
service the solo " I know that my Redeemer liveth,"
from Handel's Messiah, was sung by Mrs. Anderson,
of Lurgan, in a manner worthy of the occasion.
The monthly meeting took the form of a social
evening on Tuesday, April 15th, in Seagoe School, at
7.30 p.m., when there was a good attendance. After
tea, the singing of a hymn and prayer, all present
joined in various games, after which Mr. Louis Bell
told some of his alnusing stories, and Mr. Stewart
M'Kinley rendered some well-known songs. We are
grateful to Mr. Bell and Mr. M'Kinley, their
contributions added greatly to the enjoyment of the evening.
The next meeting will take place on Tuesday. May
13th, at 7.30 p.m., in Seagoe School, when it is hoped
there will be a special speaker.
NEW RECTORY BUILDING FUND.
The Hon. Treasurer for the above gratefully acknowledges
the receipt of the following subscriptions:
Mr. Joseph Stevenson, Drumgor £2 0 0
Mrs. David M'Kane, Ballymacrandle 0 10 0
£2 10 0
ANNUAL C.M.S. SERMONS.
The cause of the Church Missionary Society was
eloquently brought before us on Sunday, March 23rd.
The preacher in the morning was Mr. J. Finlay, who
deputised at very short notice for the Rev. S. P. Kerr,
who had promised to come but was prevented by
illness. Mr. Finlay has spent many years in India, and
his message was strengthened by his practical
experience in the mission field. At Evening Prayer, the
Rev. Canon Jas. Bloomer, Rector of St. Mark's,
Armagh. preached. As a result £6 15s was received on
the following Sunday in the Lenten Self denial
Envelopes for the C.M.S. Owing to unavoidable
circumstances this missionary appeal coincided with the Day
of National Prayer, but after all it was a happy,
though unpremeditated coincidence, for in the last
resort the missionary problem and the problem of the
war are essentially two aspects of one more
fundamental truth, viz.—the world's need of God, or to put
the same thing in other words, man's need of redemption
and the vision of God and man himself which
Christ alone can give.
Drumgor—Sunday, May 11th, at 3 p.m.
Hacknahay—Sunday, May 25th, at 3.30 p.m.
There will be Holy Communion on Ascension Day,
Thursday, May 22nd, at 11.30 a.m.
SIDESMEN FOR MAY.
Morning Prayer—The Churchwardens, Messrs. Thos.
Ryans, Harold Watson, Wm. White. Harold Watters.
Evening Prayer—Messrs. H. A. Cathcart, Thos.
Gracey, Louis Bell, John M'Loughlin, S. D. Walker,
N.B.—The names of the sidesmen for the month
are printed in the Magazine, so that those concerned
get due notice of their turn to act in this capacity.
It is intended that each person, whose name appears
in the list of sidesmen, will get the opportunity of
doing so for a month in the forthcoming year. It
will be done in a systematic way, but of course some
months may elapse before a particular name. appears.
Sidesmen can assist greatly in the effective working
of this plan, if they note carefully when their turn
The whole community, and a very wide circle of
friends were deeply grieved to learn of the distressing
motoring accident, which caused the death of Thomas
Victor Gracey. He was just in the prime of manhood,
and his place in the community and in the home
Will be hard to fill. Alexander Guy belonged to an
Old Seagoe family; he had been in hospital for some
time. In offering our sincere sympathy to the bereaved
we pray that the glad message of Easter,
" Christ is risen. " Death is swallowed up in victory,"
may bring hope and comfort in their time of sorrow.
SEAGOE C.IWS. BOX COLLECTION, 1941-42.
Hacknahay Boxes :—
Miss M. Bradshaw £0 5 7
Miss M. M'Cormick 0 3 6
Miss S. Maginnes 0 7 5 ½
Miss R. England 0 5 0 ½
Mrs. Stevenson 0 4 0
Miss S. Wilson 0 4 1
Miss G. Magee 0 5 10
Miss D. Montgomery 0 2 6
Mrs. W. H. Currie . 0 5 5 ½
Mr. Norman Creggan 0 4 6
Mrs. George M'Nei11 0 2 6
Miss Calvert 0 16 0
Other Boxes :
Mrs. E. Collins, Kernan 0 2 6
Mrs. G. Price, Carne 0 9 10 ½
Miss. E. Gracey, Drumgor Lonan 0 7 4 ½
Miss. L. Dickson, Bangor 0 7 6
Mrs. H. H. Gibson, " Rathlin" 0 3 11 ½
Mrs. Dawson, Edward St. 0 4 2
Miss. Flannigan, Bridge St. 0 1 7
Mrs. Metcalf, Bachelor's Walk 0 4 2
Miss. Atkinson, Eden Villa 0 2 6
Miss. G. E. Atkinson 0 10 0
£6 0 1
Miscellaneous Church Collections 2 19 7
Lenten Self-denial offerings 6 15 0
Total £15 14 8
1941 (W.F.O. AND CHURCH COLLECTIONS).
£ s d £ s d
January 5th 4 14 9 1 3 0
January 12th 6 10 11 1 4 5
January 19th 2 8 5 0 13 1
January 26th 8 1 0 1 6 0
£21 15 1 £4 4 6
February 2nd 7 14 1 1 0 5
February 9th 7 8 9 0 19 2
February 16th 8 11 0 1 0 5
February 23rd 8 5 0 1 3 1
£31 18 10 £4 3 1
March 2nd 6 13 7 1 0 5
March 9th 6 12 9 1 2 2
March 16th 7 8 8 1 6 4
March 23rd 10 1 2 3 15 4
March 30th 6 13 6 1 2 0
£37 9 8 £8 6 3
SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE.
SOUTH AMERICAN MISSIONARY SOCIETY.
Mothers' Union for support of Indian Baby £3 0 0
Drumgor, Edenderry, Hacknahay, Levaghery,
and Seagoe Afternoon Sunday Schools for
support of Indian Girl 3 0 0
For Cholcol Hospital (balance which had
accrued over 5 years) 5 0 0
Offertories at District Harvest Festivals 5 13 2
Miss Atkinson 5 10 0
Mrs. Best 0 4 6
Miss Calvert 0 8 4
Mr. & Mrs. Cathcart . 0 9 3 ½
Mrs. H. Forsythe 0 7 0 ½
Mr. E. Gibson 0 2 7 ½
Miss Agnes Guy 0 6 3
Mr. G. Leake 0 10 0
Mrs. Marks 0 6 10
Miss M'Combie 0 10 0 ½
Mrs. M'Douga11 0 3 1
Miss S. Montgomery 0 8 0 ½
Miss D. Montgomery No Return
Mrs. Nixon 0 4 11 ½
Miss Reid 0 10 0
Mrs. H. Sloan 0 5 2 ½
Mrs. J. Walker 0 7 10 ½
Total from Seagoe £27 7 3
" Suffer little children to come unto Me, and
them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God."
April 6th—Thomas James, son of James and the late
Margaret Hayes, 20, Sarah St., Portadown.
" Those whom God hath joined together let no man
March 19th—Alexander Lutton, 78, Montague Street
Portadown, and Ann Isabella Roney, 4, Goban
(This notice, through a printer's error, appeared under
a wrong heading in our last issue.)
" Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from
henceforth, yea. saith the Spirit, that they may rest
from their labours."
March 31st—Thomas Victor Gracey, Brookhill, Balteagh, aged 27 years.
(Interred in Shankill).
April 14th—Alexander Guy, " Waldene," Seagoe Upper, aged 71 years.
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"DO NOT AFFECT THE HEART”
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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