Seagoe Parish Magazine.
REV. J. W. APPELBE, M.A., B.D., Seagoe Rectory.
REV. W. F. HAYES, B.A., L.Th., 14, Margretta Park, Portadown.
THE CLERGY WILL DEEM IT A FAVOUR
IF IN CASES OF SICKNESS THEY ARE
CALENDAR FOR OCTOBER.
October 5th—17th Sunday after Trinity.
Harvest Festival Services at Carne and Bocombra at 3.30 p.m.
October 6th—Carne and Bocombra Harvest Services at 8 p.m.
October 9th—Monthly meeting of Mothers' Union at 3.30 p.m.
October 12th—18th Sunday after Trinity.
Levaghery and Drumgor Harvest Festival Services at 3.30 p.m.
October 13th—Harvest Festival Services at Levaghery
and Drumgor at 8 p.m.
October 18th—St. Luke.
October 19th—19th Sunday after Trinity.
Harvest Festival Services in Parish Church.
Holy Communion at 8 a.m.
Morning Prayer 11.30 a.m.
Children's Service at 3.30 p.m.
Evening Prayer at 7 p.m.
October 20th—Harvest Festival Service in Parish Church at 8 p.m.
October 26th—20th Sunday after Trinity. Harvest Festival Service in
Parochial Hall at 3 p.m.
October 27th—Edenderry Harvest Festival
October 28th—St. Simon and St. Jude.
HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICES.
A glance at the calendar printed above will show
you the dates of the various Harvest Thanksgiving
Services to be held in the parish during the month.
The preachers at the Monday evening Services in
the various halls will be announced on the previous
In the Parish Church, the preacher at 11.30 a.m. on
Sunday, October 19th, will be the Rev. F. H. Kinch,
M.A., Rector of Loughgall, while at the 7 p.m. Service
the Rev. C. J. M'Leod, Rector of Christ Church, Lisburn,
will preach. On Monday evening, October 20th,
at 8 p.m., the preacher will be the Right Rev. John
Hind, D.D., formerly Bishop in Fukien, and now
Secretary of the C.M.S., in Belfast. Bishop Hind is a
Belfast man, who has spent many years in China,
and it is appropriate that he should be the preacher
at the Monday evening Service, when the collection
will be in aid of the Dublin University Mission to Fukien.
The collection at the Sunday Services in the Parish
Church will be in aid of the General Expenses Fund
of the Parish. It is hoped to make this Sunday, as
in former years, a special gift day on behalf of the
Parish, and Thank offering envelopes will be sent in
due course to all parishioners.
The Church will be decorated with fruit, flowers,
corn, etc., on Saturday, October 18th, at 2 p.m. Gifts
of these should be left at the Church on Saturday
morning. Helpers to arrange the decorations are
invited to come along at 2 p.m.
THE BISHOP'S APPEAL.
In our last issue we printed a letter from the
Bishop, in which he pointed out the great need for
the immediate establishment of a Fund, from which
parishes in Belfast could receive financial help, which
would enable them to keep their parochial machinery
from breaking down. Unless outside help is given
this cannot be avoided, and a breakdown of this
nature would mean that irreparable loss would ensue
and much of what our Church has gained in Belfast
in the last hundred years would be lost.
The Bishop addressed a special meeting of the
clergy and churchwardens of the Rural Deanery of
Shankill in Lurgan on Friday, September 5th, at
which Seagoe was represented by the Rector, Mr. D.
Allen and Mr. Geo. Leake, who very kindly deputised
for Mr. E. Mitchell, who was on holidays. In stressing
the urgent need for financial help from every
parish in the Diocese, the Bishop pointed out that
as a result of the bombing of Belfast in the Spring
many parishes were finding it very difficult to carry
on owing to (a) wholesale evacuation of many areas
(b) the destruction of Churches, Church Halls, and
other parochial buildings gave one example,
SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE.
viz., the Parish of St. Paul's, which normally had a
population of 7,000, now there are only about 450
resident in that area, which meant that 450 people
are faced with the task of keeping going the financial
machinery which 7,000 people kept going before the
air raids. This, of course, is impossible without help
from an outside source. Various helpful suggestions
were made as to the best way of stimulating the
interest of the country parishes in this urgent
problem, but it was decided to leave each parish
absolutely free to make it's own plans. The
parishioners of Seagoe will be given an opportunity before
the end of the year in lending a helping hand to our
sister parishes in Belfast which are passing through
such critical times, and we feel sure that they will
make a contribution worthy of the cause and of
which we need not be ashamed.
As was announced on Sunday, September 7th, the
proposed appeal, which was to have been made that
day by special envelopes, was postponed until a later
date, as it was felt at the last moment that it would
not have been the best method to do it that day in
NEW RECTORY BUILDING FUND.
The Hon. Treasurer for the above gratefully
acknowledges the following subscriptions:—
Mr. and Mrs, Robb, Killicomaine £2 0 0
H. M. Gibson, Carrickblacker Rd. 10 0 0
Mrs. Sands, Killicomaine 1 0 0
Mr. Samuel J. Coulter, Tarson 1 10 0
Mr. J. Wilson, Seafield 0 10 0
Mr. Hoy, Bridge St. 0 10 0
Mrs. H. Vance, Bridge St. 10 0 0
Mr. G. Leake, Seafield 0 10 0
Mr. B. Kilpatrick, Lower Seagoe 0 5 0
£26 5 0
SEAGOE BADMINTON CLUB.
The members of the above club held their annual
meeting in Edenderry Parochial Hall on September 10th, 1941.
The Rector presided, and after complimenting the
club on its flourishing condition, expressed the hope
that it would continue to function and to prosper in
the coming season, as he felt it filled a most useful
purpose in providing healthy recreation in congenial
company for the young people of the parish at a
time when such activities were greatly restricted
through wartime conditions.
It was decided to re-open on September 19th, and
to continue playing on each Friday evening during
Any parishioner desirous of joining should get into
touch with any member of the club, who will gladly
supply any information required.
The following officers and members of committee
were appointed for the season -94141 :—Patron, Rev.
J. W. Appelbe, M.A., B.D.; President, Rev. W. F.
Hayes, B.A.; Captain, Mr. Jas. Shepherd; vice captain,
Mrs. E. Lutton; treasurer, Miss P. Preston; secretary,
Mr. Harold Watters; asst. sec., Miss Mabel
Watters. Committee—Miss Margt. Gracey, Miss Sadie
Best, Mr. E. Mitchell, Mr. W. G. Best, Mr. Tom
Bullick, Mr. Henry Maxwell.
The monthly meeting took place in Seagoe School
on Tuesday, September 9th, at 7.30 p.m., when an
appropriate address was given by the Rector to a
representative number of mothers.
The next meeting will take place in Seagoe School,
on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9th, at 3.30 p.m., when
it is hoped that the Rev. Geo. Long, B.A., of
Drumcree, will speak.
SIDESMEN FOR OCTOBER.
Morning Prayer—The Churchwardens, Messrs.
John Dobbin, Alfred M'Loughlin, S. M'Cormick, H.
Evening Prayer—Messrs. J. Walker, A. Kirk, J.
M'Loughlin, Louis Bell, Harold Watson.
SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE
An interesting function took place in Carne Church
Hall on Monday, September 22nd, when a presentation
was made to the Superintendent, Mr. A.
M'Loughlin, and Mrs. M'Lough1in, on the occasion of
their recent marriage. There was a large gathering
of parents, friends and children attending the Sunday
School, and after a sumptuous tea, the Rector
presided at the presentation ceremony and in his
introductory remarks paid a high tribute to Mr.
M'Loughlin's sterling qualities, and on behalf of all
present extended a hearty welcome to Mrs M'Loughlin.
One of the teachers, Mr. Wilson M'Kinney,
T.C.D., expressed the good wishes 'of the Sunday
School to Mr. and Mrs. M'Loughlin for their future
happiness, after which a former pupil, Mr Geo. Simpson,
now serving with the R.A.F., handed over to the
bridal pair a beautiful tea service which had been
subscribed for by the parents and teachers. Miss
Hannah Russell also expressed felicitations on behalf
of the Sunday School. Mr. M'Loughiin suitably replied.
The remainder of the evening was spent in
the playing of the usual popular games.
We take this opportunity of drawing the attention
of parishioners to a cheap copy of the Hymn Book,
which can be obtained for the modest sum of 10d.
Some time ago a large number of these were purchased
by the Diocesan Council at most favourable
terms, enabling them to be procured at the above
mentioned cheap price. Any parishioner who has
not an up to date hymn book should procure one of
these immediately, as when the present stocks are
exhausted they may not be available at such a
reasonable price for a considerable time. Give your
name, stating the number you require, to one of the
Churchwardens, who will in due course secure one
These hymn books contain an appendix of new
hymns not found in old hymn books, and it is
proposed to introduce some of these at our services in
the near future, so if you have not a modern hymn
book you will not be able to take your part in the
singing as you should.
During Advent for a quarter of an hour before the
Sunday evening services it is hoped to have a
congregational hymn practice, and some of the hymns
in the recently added appendix will be sung, so it is
essential, if these congregational hymn practices are
to be a success, that members of the congregation
should have the newest copy of the Hymnal.
In the new appendix there are some hymns which
are already much used in wireless services from time
to time, such as:—
722 . " Thy Kingdom come! On bended knee
The passing ages pray;"
733: ' Rise up, O men of God!
Have done with lesser things;
Give heart and soul and mind and
To serve the King of Kings."
738: ' He who would valiant be
'Gainst all disaster,
Let him in constancy
Follow the Master."
746: " Just as I am, Thine own to be,
Friend of the young, Who yovest me, strength
To consecrate myself to Thee
Oh, Jesus Christ, I come."
767: A beautiful children's hymn, the first verse of
" Jesus, Friend of little children,
Be a friend to me;
Take my hand, and ever keep me
Close to Thee."
We regret the passing from our sight of two
parishioners during the month. William Wright,
after a trying illness patiently borne, has gone to his
eternal rest and will be greatly missed by those who
knew him. William J. England had reached a ripe
old age and enjoyed excellent health until a few
months ago. He was a most regular worshipper
in Seagoe at one time, but in recent times, advancing
years made this impossible., He was a worthy
representative of one of our oldest families.
To the bereaved we offer our deep sympathy in
their sorrow. Also to Mrs. W. White, Bocombra, on
the death of her father, and Mrs. R. Woolsey,
Margretta Park, whose father's burial is recorded in this
issue of the Magazine.
" Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid
them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God."
September 7th—Dorothy Jane, daughter of James Twinem and Frances Elizabeth Boyce,
The Bungalow, Waringstown Road, Lurgan.
September 14th—James Thomas, son of James and
Jane Bingham, 16, Adelaide Avenue, Whitehead, Co. Antrim.
“ Those whom God hath joined together let no man
30th August—William James Guiney, Ballymacateer, Lurgan, and Margaret Vera Hoy, Lylo.
2nd September—Alexander Steenson, 25, Barrack Hill, Armagh,
and Muriel Watson, 13, Eden Avenue, Portadown.
10th September—Thomas David Courtney, 71, Carrickblacker Rd., Portadown,
and Myrtle Leonia Caddell, Kernan.
24th September—George Allan Addy, R.A.S.C., Castle St., Portadown
and Margaret Hutchinson, Tarson.
" Blessed are the dead which die the Lord from
henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest
from their labours."
5th September—George West, Farnham, Cavan, aged 73 years.
11th September—William Henry Wright, 24, Watson St., Portadown, aged 69 years.
15th September—William James England, Knock, Portadown, aged 85 years.
19th September—Samuel George M'Reynolds, William St., Portadown aged 49 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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