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 SEPTEMBER.
September 7th—13th Sunday after Trinity.
DAY OF NATIONAL PRAYER.
ALL SUNDAY SCHOOL IN PARISH RE-OPEN.
September 9th—Monthly meeting of Mothers' Union at 7.30 p.m.
September 14th—14th Sunday after Trinity. Monthly Service in Drumgor, 3 p.m.
September 17th—Ember Day.
September 19th—Ember Day.
September 20th—Ember Day.
September 21st—15th Sunday after Trinity. St. Matthew.
September 28th16th Sunday after Trinity. Harvest Thanksgiving
Service in Hacknahay, at 3.30 p.m.
September 29th—St. Michael and All Angels.
Harvest Thanksgiving Service in Hacknahay, at 8 p.m.
DAY OF NATIONAL PRAYER.
We hope that all our parishioners who can possibly
do so, will make a special effort to come to God's House
on Sunday, September 7th, which is being observed
throughout our Country and Empire as a day of special
intercession for our land and the cause for which
we are fighting. This day has been chosen because
it is the Sunday nearest to the anniversary of the
outbreak of the present war, and so it will remind us,
among other things, of the fact that we are entering
on the third year of this bitter conflict. It is fitting,
as we begin to face the third year, that we should do
so on our knees in humble supplication to Almighty
God for His continual help to us and to those who are
allied with us, in the days that lie ahead, and, while
asking for future mercies, let us not be unmindful of
those we have already received, let us mingle with our
humble petitions hearty thanksgiving for the
wonderful deliverance He has so far given to us.
(We print below a letter sent recently to the
Archdeacons and Rural Deans throughout the United
Dioceses, as it states very plainly the urgency and
the need for parishes, which have escaped the awful
horrors of bombing, to lend a helping hand to those
who have sustained grievous loss by the destruction
of, or damage to buildings and the scattering of their
10, May Street, Belfast,
23rd July, 1941.
DOWN & CONNOR & DROMORE.
TO THE ARCHDEACONS AND RURAL DEANS.
My Dear Friends,
Some weeks ago I wrote to the incumbents and
Curates in charge and suggested that an effort should
be made, in every parish, as soon as convenient, to
give relief to the parishes in Belfast that suffered
and are still suffering sorely from the recent air
raids. I now appeal to you who are the Church's
leaders in the United Diocese and Rural Deaneries.
I plead for your cooperation which would, I believe,
be greatly welcomed and would, I feel certain, prove
most fruitful. It will be for you and me to see that
every parish shall be given an opportunity of having
a share in building up again things that were thrown
down, and bringing together again in the worship
and service of the Church many thousands who were
torn from their homes and parishes.
In the main we shall have to think of two kinds of
loss. First there is the loss consequent on the damage
done to, or the total destruction of churches and
church buildings. But more serious is the loss
consequent on the dispersal of very large numbers of our
people. Through that dispersal the Church's work
has been in large measure disorganised or indeed
paralysed over a great part of the City. For some
time the difficulty of carrying on and meeting
necessary expenditure including the payment of
assessments will be beyond the power of several of the City
parishes. It was such considerations that led me, in
a recent letter, to recommend the establishment of a
Church Maintenance Fund. Towards the task of
rebuilding where rebuilding may be recommended as
vital, we may hope to get some grants, or loans or
easy terms from Central sources. But, in the main,
we shall have to depend on ourselves whether we
think of reconstruction work or of Church Maintenance.
There, in a few words, is the call. No particular course
is dictated to you. Different methods
may well be chosen in and for different areas, e.g.,
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special collections carefully prepared for, on particular
Sundays, or house to house efforts by Parish
Committees, or the adoption by Rural Deaneries of
particular City Churches, to help those Churches to pay
their assessments, or to meet other expenses. I know
that at least one Rural Deanery was advised to adopt,
for the duration of the war, one of the largest and
poorest of our City Parishes, one, too, which suffered
heavily in the recent raids. There are, alas, several
parishes where the need is as great. Assistance given
now would prevent the breaking of the Church's lives
where the Church's witness was never more essential
than it is to-day and would also help to forge new
links between city and non-city parishes with
possibilities of spiritual enrichment for all. I am confident
that you will do your part and give such a lead as
the times demand. By God's grace let us all so quit
ourselves that what is now a day of adversity may
prove to be a day with rich blessing in it for our
Church and Country.
JOHN F. DOWN.
On Sunday, September 7th, envelopes for this
urgent need will be distributed and should be returned
on the following Sunday with an offering from
you worthy of the need and as a thank offering for
the fact that we in this area have escaped the destruction
which has fallen so heavily on our brethren in the
City of Belfast.
All our Sunday Schools will reopen on Sunday,
September 7th, and parents are asked to see that
their children turn out on that day.
The two morning Sunday Schools commence at 10.15
a.m., the afternoon ones at 3 p.m.
The Men's Bible Class will reopen on Sunday,
September 7th, in the Orange Hall, Bridge St., at 10.15
a.m. This is open to any man or boy who cares to attend.
We feel many more than at present, of the
younger men and lads of our parish might attend.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS.
Please note that the Rev. W. F. Hayes has changed
his address to 14, Margretta Park. At present he is
spending, and we hope enjoying, a well earned
The Rev. W. F. Hayes addressed the members on
Tuesday, August 12th.
The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 9th, at 7.30 P.m.
in Seagoe School
BEQUEST TO THE PARISH.
The Late George Matchett, of Derryvore, in his
will bequeathed £50 “ to the Rector for the time being
of Seagoe Parish Church to be devoted to the upkeep
of the said Church." This has already been lodged
with the Parochial Hon. Treasurer and it will be
invested in the near future so that the parish will have
the interest annually in perpetuity. This generous
bequest speaks well of the forethought and interest
which Mr. Matchett had in the Church's welfare in
this parish, and we hope many others will make like
provision when they are settling their affairs for the
time when they can no longer help by their presence,
so that their name will be kept in remembrance in
the annual financial report.
BLANK W.F.O. ENVELOPES.
Twice recently a subscriber returned a contribution
of 3d or 4d in a blank envelope without name or number.
Of course, when this happens, it must be understood
that money returned in this way cannot be acknowledged
in the annual financial report, as there is
no possible means of identifying the donor. If by
any chance you mislay temporarily your regular set
of W.F.O. envelopes and want to send in your
contribution put it into an envelope but make sure you put
your name on it and it will be credited to you in the
ANOTHER " DON't."
Please do not use 1939 or 1940 envelopes in the year
1941. This also makes confusion and adds considerably
to the already heavy burden of our Hon. W.F.O.
Secretary in opening the envelopes and checking and
entering up the amounts in the ledger.
ANNUAL C.M.S. RALLY.
The Church Missionary Society Great Annual Rally
will take place this year in the Wellington Hall on
Saturday afternoon, September 27th, at 3.30 o'clock.
The programme will be a particularly interesting one.
Our old friend the Archbishop of Dublin is coming,
and Miss Elizabeth Forsythe, of the Central Tanganyika
Mission will speak about the work overseas.
Arrangements have been made also to present the
new C.M.S. moving picture " Go and do thou likewise."
It is hoped that the plan of holding the meeting on
Saturday afternoon instead of during blackout hours
will commend itself to all friends and that there will
be a record attendance. Admission will be by ticket,
to be obtained through the clergy of the parish.
Owing to limitations of space, children under fourteen
cannot be admitted.
We were delighted to see the name of Thomas A.
Gracey, Killicomain, in the list of Junior Scholarships
awarded recently by the Co. Armagh Education
Committee. We hope this is only the beginning of' greater
successes for him in future.
HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES.
Preliminary Provisional Announcement about dates, etc.
The following are the dates suggested for the various
Harvest Festival Services this year:—
HACKNAHAY—Sunday, sept. 28th, at 3.30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 29th, at 8 p.m.
CARNE—Sunday, October 5th, at 3.30 p.m.
Monday, October 6th, at 8 p.m.
BOCOMBRA—Sunday, October 5th, at 3.30 p.m.
Monday, October 6th, at 8 p.m.
LEVAGHERY—Sunday, October 12th, at 3.30 p.m.
Monday, October 13th, at 8 p.m.
DRUMGOR—Sunday, October 12th, at 3.30 P.m.
Monday, October 12th, at 8 p.m.
PARISH CHURCH—Sunday, October 19th, 11.30 a.m., 7 p.m.
Children's Service at 3 p.m.
Monday, October 20th, at 8 p.m.
EDENDERRY—Sunday, October 26th, at 3.30 p.m.
Monday, October 27th, at 8 p.m.
The collections at the district services will be allocated
as in previous years, one at each for the local
hall or Sunday School, and one for the South
American Missionary Society.
At the Parish Church Services the Sunday collections
will be in aid of the General Expenses Fund of
the Parish, and the weeknight collection will be in
aid of the Dublin University Mission to Fukien.
One of the local clergy will preach on the Sunday
afternoon at the district services, and a special
preacher will be procured for the Monday evening in
each place. This rule will simplify the difficulty in
providing special preachers.
NEW RECTORY BUILDING FUND.
The Hon. Treasurer for the above gratefully acknowledges
the receipt of the following subscriptions:
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Mr. Wm. Simpson, Carne £0 2 0
Mr. H. Gordon, Ballinacorr 0 2 6
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Costello, Carne 0 10 0
Mr. George Connolly, Carne 0 3 0
£0 17 6
On Saturday, August 23rd, the members of the choir,
about thirty in all, went by train for an outing to
Warrenpoint, accompanied by the organist, Mr. N.
Hamilton. By all accounts they enjoyed themselves
thoroughly, and were lucky in having for their trip,
one of the very few really fine days in August. At
present they are practising hard at the Harvest Festival music.
SIDESMEN FOR SEPTEMBER.
Morning prayer—The Churchwardens, Messrs. D.
Sherman, Thos. Ryans, Harold Watters, J. R. Reid.
Evening Prayer—Messrs. Holmes White, Cecil
Kirkpatrick, Thos. Gracey, Wm. H. Best, Wm. Neill,
THE LATE MR. S. P. B, SMITH, A.R.C.O.
The neighbouring parish of Shankill, as well as the
whole neighbourhood, has suffered a severe loss by
the death of Mr. S. P. B. Smith, A.R.C.O., organist
for very many years of Shankill Parish Church. Mr.
Smith was well known in very many parishes, besides
his own, for he was the popular and highly successful
musical director of the Choir Festival, which was
an annual event greatly looked forward to, each year,
until it's abandonment owing to the outbreak of war.
During his visits to the different choirs he gave much
help by his advice, encouragement and criticism, the
latter which was always given in a way that evoked
a kindly response. Possessed of a genial and kindly
personality, he will be greatly missed in the whole
neighbourhood, where he was widely known and respected.
SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNICS.
Seagoe Morning and Afternoon Sunday Schools held
their picnic on Saturday afternoon, August 9th, at
Seagoe School. Owing to the rain it was not possible
to avail of the field so kindly offered by
Killicomaine; however, the school yard,
bicycle shed as a shelter, proved a good
enabling various competitions and games
in the open. Mr. E. Mitchell and Mr. R.
Scott, with the help of the teachers, did everything possible to
make the event a success. The catering was done
by Messrs. Davidson.
The children attending Bocombra are asked to at-
tend at Bocombra Church Hall on Saturday, September 6th, at 3 p.m.
" Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid
them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God."
August 3rd—Deborah Mulvina Morrow, daughter of
William John and, Marjorie Anna Costello, Carne.
August 3rd—Francis David, son of David and Ellen
Dowd, 4, Levaghery Gardens, Portadown.
August 3rd—Thomas Henry, son of Thomas Henry
and Elizabeth Webb, 26, Watson Street, Portadown.
August 10th—Foster, son of Flight Sergt. Foster and
Ruth Shanks, Ivy Cottage, Cottesmore, Rutland.
" Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from
henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest
from their labours."
12th August—Letitia Burrell, Lisniskey, aged 76 years.
13th August—Matilda Hamilton, Cranagill, Annaghmore, aged 27 years.
Leititia Burrell was in very poor health for a number
of years and it was a relief to her to be called
be with her Lord, "where there is no more pain."
Matilda Hamilton had been living in the parish of
Annaghmore since her marriage a few years ago; her
death in Lurgan Hospital was a tragic blow to her
husband and parents. We extend our sincere sympathy to the bereaved.
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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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