Seagoe Parish Magazine.
J. W. APPELBE, M.A., B.D., Carrickblacker Ave.
KEV. W. F. HAYES, B.A., L.Th., The Bungalow,
People's—H. A. CATHCART.
CLERGY WILL ESTEEM IT A FAVOUR IF
IN CASES OF SICKNESS THEY ARE INFORMED
CALENDAR FOR SEPTEMBER.
Sept. 4th—12th Sunday after Trinity.
Sept. 11th—13th Sunday after Trinity.
Sept. 13th—Mothers' Union Meeting, at 7.30 p.m.
Sept. 18th—14th Sunday after Trinity.
Sept. 16th-19th —C.E. Convention.
Sept. 21st—St. Matthew. Ember Day.
Sept. 25th—15th Sunday after Trinity.
Harvest Festival in Hacknahay at 3.30 p.m.
Sept. 26th—Harvest Festival in Hacknahay at 8 p.m.
Sept. 29th—St. Michael and All Angels.
HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICES.
The following provisional dates have been selected
for the annual Harvest Festival Services in the Parish.
Fuller details will be given in our next issue: —
Hacknahay—Sunday, Sept. 25th, at 3.30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 26th, at 8 p.m.
Edenderry Parochial Hall—Sunday, Oct. 2nd, at 3.30p.m.
Monday, Oct. 3rd, at 8 p.m.
Drumgor—Sunday, October 9th, at 3.30 p.m.
Monday, October 10th, at 8 p.m.
Levaghery—Sunday, October 9th, at 3.30 p.m.
Monday, October 10th, at 8 p.m.
Parish Church—Sunday, Oct. 16th, at 11.30
and 7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 17th, at 8 p.m.
Bocombra—Sunday, Oct. 23rd, at 3.30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 24th, at 8 p.m.
Carne—Sunday, Oct. 23rd, at 3.30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 24th, at 8 p.m.
IRISH NATIONAL CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR
The annual Irish C.E. Convention will be held in
Portadown during September 16th to 19th. The
Speakers include Rev. G. H. Lunn, M.A., Bournemouth,
Rev. James Hall, B.A., Glasgow, and Rev. F. W. C.
Wallace, M.A., Magheramason, Derry, Irish C.E.
President. There will be a Junior Demonstration on
Saturday, 17th, and Sectional Conferences on Monday,
19th. On Convention Sunday Rev. G. H. Lunn, M.A.,
will preach in Seagoe Church at Morning Prayer, and
in the evening the preacher will be Rev. R. Bird, M.A.,
rector of St. Kevin's, Dublin. On the same afternoon a
United Young People's Service will be held in First
Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m. Children attending
Sunday Schools are requested to assemble at their
respective schools at 2.30 p.m., and march to the
Church, under the charge of their teachers and
THE RECENT CENSUS.
(The following interesting note appeared in an English
Church paper a few weeks ago)
"The figures for the census of Belfast, taken last
year, have been published, and, with an increase of
population of 23,000, the city is approaching the half
million mark. Some interesting changes in religious
grouping are revealed. The Church shows a substantial
increase, and for the first time its members outnumber
the Presbyterians, who have remained practically
stationary. The Roman Catholics, however, claim the
greatest advance in numbers, and it is noteworthy
that the percentage of Roman Catholics is greatest in
the youngest age-group. In other words, their increase
is mainly due to a higher birth-rate. Politicians may
perhaps be at least as perturbed by these figures as
the ecclesiastics, for, as the "Irish Times" remarks:
'Against the steady pressure of growing number nothing
can prevail, and the development of an Irish polity of
the future may rest with the youngest age-group in Belfast.' "
THE BLACKER MEMORIAL TABLET.
The appearance of the tablet erected last year in
the Parish Church by Mrs. G. Blacker in memory of
the late Col. Blacker, has been greatly enhanced by
the addition of a polished oak mounting.
We congratulate Mr. James Gracey, Balteagh, on
obtaining his B.A. degree in Queen's University,
Belfast, at the recent degree examination.
On Sunday, August 7th, there was a service in
Levaghery School at which the new seats were
dedicated for use in the Sunday School. The Rev. G
Mann, M.A., Rector of Knocknamuckley, preached.
The Superintendent and teachers are to be congratulated
on the result of their efforts to provide suitable seating
accommodation in the hall. The new seats were made
locally and add greatly to the appearance of the schoolroom
as well as being comfortable to use.
The members of the Choir had a most enjoyable
day in Warrenpoint on Saturday, 20th August. Mr.
Wilson, as usual, made all the arrangements for the
outing, and the choir members are indebted to him
for his interest and trouble on their behalf.
The monthly meeting of the Mothers' Union will
take place on Tuesday, September 13th, at 7.30 p.m.,
in Seagoe School. The speaker will be Mrs, Robb,
of Caledon Rectory.
THE CHURCH LADS' BRIGADE.
The Seagoe Company of the above will resume for
the winter session in Edenderry Parochial Hall on
Tuesday, September 6th, at 7.30 p.m. The past year
was most successful, thanks to Capt. E. Mitchell and
his efficient staff of officers, and we hope that for the
forthcoming year the parents in our parish will help
by encouraging their boys to become members of this
EDENDERRY WEEKLY SERVICE.
This Service will begin on Wednesday, 5th October,
at 8 p.m. It is hoped that our parishioners in Edenderry
will make an effort to attend these mid-week services
during the winter. Aged people who cannot get to the
Sunday Services are especially invited.
NEW RECTORY BUILDING FUND.
We acknowledge with grateful thanks the following
Subscriptions for the above: -
Mrs. Wm. Best, Killycomaine £1 0 0
Mr. D. Cairns & family, Killycomaine 1 0 0
Mr. D. Turkington, Killycomaine 1 0 0
Mr. T. Gracey, Killycomaine 0 5 0
Mr. A. M'Keown, Killycomaine 0 2 0
Mr. T. H. Russell, Knockmena 0 15 0
Already Acknowledged £372 19 3
3 12 0
Total £376 11 3
Correction – N.B. – 5/- credited to Mr. Kirk in last
month’s magazine should read Mr. Connelly, Carne, 3/-,
Mr. Simpson, Carne 2/-
SEAGOE PARISH CHURCH CHOIR FUND
We print below list of subscribers to the above and
gratefully acknowledge same: -
Miss Isobel Atkinson £1 0 0
Mrs. Dunlop 1 0 0
Mrs. Jack Calvert 1 0 0
Lady Kelly 1 0 0
Mr. Thomas Wilson 1 0 0
Mr. James Lewie 1 0 0
Rev. G. H. Daunt 1 0 0
Mr. James M'Dowell 1 0 0
Wm. Robinson, Esq., J.P. 1 0 0
James Blane, Esq., J.P. 1 0 0
Viscount Charlemont 1 0 0
Miss Rebecca Calvert 0 10 0
Mr. S. Rennix 0 10 0
Mr. Harry Campbell 0 10 0
Mr. John Davison 0 10 0
Mr. Hugh Ross 0 10 0
Mr. D. W. Thornton 0 10 0
Mr. Sam Lutton 0 10 0
Mr. George Johnston 0 10 0
Mr. Hadden 0 10 0
Mr. William Walker 0 10 0
Mr. Victor Walker 0 10 0
Mr. John Johnston, J.P. 0 10 0
Major Shillington, M.P. 0 10 0
Mr. T. G. Sinton 0 10 0
Mr. Sam Walker 0 6 0
Mrs. Valentine Wilson 0 5 0
Miss Matchett 0 5 0
Mrs. Thomas Shanks 0 5 0
Mrs. Thomas Reid 0 5 0
Miss Macaun 0 5 0
Mr. S. S. Corbett 0 5 0
Mr. Sherman 0 5 0
Mr. Jas. Atkinson 0 5 0
Mr. Robert Wilson 0 5 0
Mr. John Montgomery 0 5 0
Mr. Robert Chapman 0 5 0
Mr. Callender Bullick 0 5 0
Mr. R. J. Thornton 0 5 0
Messrs. Collen Bros., Ltd. 0 5 0
Mr. J. Bannon 0 3 0
Mrs. Gerald Atkinson 0 2 6
Mr. Clements 0 2 6
Mr. Douglas Stoops 0 2 6
£22 11 6
To 'Bus to Warrenpoint 4 0 0
,, Driver 0 5 0
,, 2 Dinners 0 4 0
,, Tips to Maids 0 8 0
,, Postage and stationery 1 11 6
£6 8 6
,, Balance 16 3 0
22 11 6
By Cash 22 11 6
22 11 6
By Balance 16 3 0
“Suffer little children to come unto Me and forbid
them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God."
August 7th—Margaret Eleanor, daughter of Joseph
and Mary Jane Holland, Lisniskey.
August 7th—Alfred Andrew, son of John and Esther
Hamilton Ramsey, Kernan.
August 7th—Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Dynes and
Elizabeth Turkington, Killycomaine.
August 7th—Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Henry and
Isabel Wilson, 4, Garland Avenue, Lurgan.
August 7th—Marlene Frances, daughter of Israel and
Charlotte Donaldson, 21, Queen St., Portadown.
“Those whom God hath joined together let no man
August 4th—George Henry Gordon, 113, Parkmount,
Portadown, and Myrtle Roney, 4, Goban St.,
August 15th—Robert Woolsey, 146, Bridge St., Portadown,
and Dorothy Elizabeth Florence West, 51, William St.,
August 18th—Robert Ernest Pepper, Ballymoney, Banbridge, and
Anna M'Loughlin, Drumnagoon.
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from
henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest
from their labours."
August 7th—Mary Morrison, Levaghery Gardens, in
Drumcree, aged 52 years.
August 9th—James Craig, Bachelor's Walk, in Banbridge,
aged 78 years.
We regret to chronicle the passing from our midst
of two parishioners. Mrs. Morrison, Levaghery Gar-
dens, had only recently come to reside in the Parish.
Mr. Jas. Craig had been in failing health for some
The many friends of the Bradshaw family, of
Breagh, were grieved to hear of the sudden death
of James Bradshaw, who was in business in Lisburn.
Only last month we referred to the death of Mrs.
Mr. Wightman, another friend of Seagoe, has been
bereaved by the passing of his son John, who had been
in poor health for some time.
To the bereaved we offer our sincere sympathy,
and pray that they may have the comfort of Christ
in their sorrow.
THE CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR SOCIETY.
In view of the forthcoming C.E. Convention which
is to be held in Portadown next month the following
article on the history and aims of C.E. is interesting:
“The first Christian Endeavour Society was founded
by the Rev. Francis Clark, Minister of Williston
Congregational Church, in the City of Portland, Maine,
U.S.A., on February 2nd, 1881; the first British Society
was founded at Crewe in August, 1887, also in
connection with a Congregational Church. The Society
has now spread into every country in which Protestant
Christians are found, and is believed to contain five
million members, belonging to very many different
branches of the Christian Church. It is, however,
especially active in the United States of America,
the United Kingdom, the British Colonies, India,
China, Japan, Germany and Brazil.
“The purpose of Mr. Clark in founding the Society
is described in its official handbook as being 'an
earnest desire to harvest the fruits of a notable work
of grace amongst his young people,' in other words
to make permanent the enthusiasm and zeal of
religion which had been aroused amongst the younger
members of his congregation by an evangelical mission.
The Society ought therefore to be regarded with special
favour by those who decry such missions on the ground
that the results produced by them are not always as
permanent as might be desired.
“While, however, the primary purpose of the Society
is to maintain a high level of spiritual life and religious
fervour amongst its own members, it is also intended
that each Christian Endeavour Society shall help in the
religious work of the congregation with which he is
connected, both by discharging itself such duties as the
Rector of the Parish or the minister of the congregation
may entrust to it, and also especially by training the
younger members of the congregation as church workers
and by keeping before their minds the duty of personal
service to our Lord and His Church as a necessary part
of a Truly Christian life.
“The Christian Endeavour Societies of each district
are grouped in 'Local Unions,' and co-operate for some
common objects, and these ' Unions' are again grouped
in 'Federations,' Irish, Scottish and Welsh, while all the
Societies are again grouped in the British Union, which
again is a member of the World Federation. Again,
there is an 'association' of the Christian Endeavour
Societies in Ulster which are connected with the
Church of Ireland and similar associations connected
with some of the other Churches, but all these unions
and federations and associations only exist to promote
social intercourse between different societies, and to
enable the societies to act together for common objects;
each society, so far as its own internal affairs are
concerned, is entirely independent, and is free on every
occasion to act in accordance with the judgment of its
own members without regard to any external authority
except that of the congregation to which it belongs.
“Each Christian Endeavour Society is accustomed
to have a weekly 'prayer meeting,' in which there is
usually a discussion based upon a passage or Scripture
or occasionally an address on some subject of
religious interest, such as, for instance, some aspect
of the Temperance question, or the life of some
famous missionary. The ideal of the Society is that
every member of the Society should take part in
every meeting, either by leading in prayer or by
reading a text bearing upon the subject of discussion
or in some other way. This ideal is not always attained,
but at the 'consecration' meetings, which are held once
a month, every member who is present reads a text
which he or she has selected beforehand, as containing
a thought likely to be profitable for the Society, and
every member who is unable to be present is expected
to send such a text to be read when his or her name is called.
Besides its weekly meetings, each Christian Endeavour
Society carries on much of its work through committees.
Three of these committees are considered essential to the
efficiency of every Society. The 'Look- out' committee,
which is responsible for seeing that the members attend
regularly, at least at the ‘consecration’ meetings, and for
seeking out new members and introducing them to the
Society. The prayer meeting committee, which makes
The arrangements beforehand for each prayer meeting,
appointing the chairman, the leader of the discussion,
etc., and 'Social' committee, which has charge of all
arrangements for social meetings. There are also
generally other committees for other purposes, carrying
in different places. For instance, there is a 'Sunshine'
committee, which endeavours to brighten the lives of
the sick and the poor; the 'Praise' committee’, which has
charge of the musical programme at each 'prayer meeting,'
and the 'Cottage meeting' committee, which at the discretion
of the Rector, may have charge of the monthly cottage
meetings, held at various centres throughout the Parish,
a branch of church work entrusted to the Society by the
Rector. In addition to these activities the Society also
supports the 'Floating Endeavour' movement by sending
needle cases, floral cards, etc., to be distributed amongst
sailors at Christmas time.
In addition to the work of each separate Society
the local 'unions' and the denominational 'associations'
from time to time hold 'rallies,' that is, joint meetings
of the various constituent societies for mutual
encouragement and spiritual help.
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 thank offering. (See Book of Common
MORNING PRAYER—Sundays and Chief Festivals,
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—Services as announced.
BIBLE CLASS FOR MEN in Edenderry on
Sundays at 10-15 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 on
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 Hannon 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) l/- 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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