Seagoe Archives

Oct 1941


Oct 1941

Seagoe Parish Magazine.

OCTOBER, 1941.


REV. J. W. APPELBE, M.A., B.D., Seagoe Rectory.

REV. W. F. HAYES, B.A., L.Th., 14, Margretta Park, Portadown.








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.


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.


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,


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

that way.


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


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

the winter.

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.


Morning Prayer—The Churchwardens, Messrs.

John Dobbin, Alfred M'Loughlin, S. M'Cormick, H.

M. Gibson.

Evening Prayer—Messrs. J. Walker, A. Kirk, J.

M'Loughlin, Louis Bell, Harold Watson.



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

for you.

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

which runs:—

" 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

put asunder."

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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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

Common Prayer.)

MORNING PRAYER— Sundays and Chief Festivals,

11.30 a.m.

EVENING PRAYER —Sundays, 7 p.m.


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.

A copy of the Magazine will be sent by post to any subscriber for 3/- per annum.


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