Seagoe Archives

January 1938

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January 1938


JANUARY

THIRTY-THIRD YEAR.

1938

TWOPENCE

Seagoe Parish Magazine

(EDITOR :

THE RECTOR)

"I was glad when they said unto me: we will go into the house of the Lord,"

PSALM 122 : V. 1.

"Not forsaking the assembling of yourselves together. as the manner of some is"

HEBREWS 10 : 25

For .Services, Classes, etc., see end of Local Matter.

Copies of this Magazine can be had from the Magazine Distributors for each District. The

Distributors are authorised to receive Subscriptions, and they will be pleased to supply a copy

each month to anyone wishing to receive it.


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SEAGOE PARISH MAGAZINE

JANUARY,

CLERGY :

REV. J. W. APPELBE, M.A., B.D., Carrickblacker Ave.

REV. W. F. HAYES, B.A., L.Th., The Bungalow,

Lower Seagoe.

CHURCHWARDENS

Rector's—JOHN H. TWINEM.

People's—ROBERT McCLEMENTS.

THE CLERGY WILL ESTEEM IT A FAVOUR IF

IN CASES OF SICKNESS THEY ARE INFORMED

IMMEDIATELY.

CALENDAR FOR JANUARY.

January 1st—Circumcision. Holy Communion at 11.30 a.m.

New Year's Day.

January 2nd—2nd Sunday after Christmas.

January 4th—Service in Bocombra

January 6th Epiphany. Entertainment in Edenderry Parochial Hall.

January 9th 1st Sunday after Epiphany.

January 11th Mothers' Union General Meeting.

January 12th—Mid-week Service in Edenderry.

January 16th 2nd Sunday after Epiphany.

January 19th—Mid-week Service in Edenderry.

January 23rd- 3rd Sunday after Epiphany.

January 25th—Conversion of St. Paul.

January 26th—Mid-week Service in Edenderry.

January 27th—C.L.B. Concert.

January 30th—4th Sunday after Epiphany.

We wish all our readers a very Happy and Prosperous New year.

DISTRICT SERVICES FOR JANUARY.

Bocombra—Tuesday, January 4th, at 8 p.m.

Drumgor—Sunday, January 9th, at 3 p.m.

Edenderry —- Mid-weekly commencing Wednesday, January 12th, at 8 p.m.

Hacknahay – Sunday, January 30th, at 3 p.m.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES.

EDENDERRY.

On Sunday night, December 19th, a Carol Service

was held in Edenderry Parochial Hall, and the children's

choir, trained by Miss A. McDougall, sang carols

and Christmas hymns. This junior choir is a great

asset to the mid-week Service here, where they lead

the singing.

PARISH CHURCH,

The Church was decorated simply with holly, etc.

At the 8 a.m. Holy Communion Service there was

fair attendance, but we missed many of our regular

Sunday worshippers at the 11.30 a.m. Service. The

choir sang a special Christmas Anthem, as well as

the appropriate hymns. Mrs. Casey was at the organ.

On Sunday night, December 26th, instead of the

usual Evening Prayer, the Service took the form of a

Carol Service, consisting of six carols, an anthem and

three hymns, together with appropriate readings

from the Old and New Testament.

The choir and organist are to be congratulated on

their splendid rendering of the special music. Miss

N. Montgomery took the solo part in the carol "See

amid the winter snow," and Mr. J. Courtney the solo

part of the anthem, and both used their rich voices

to the best advantage.

S. AMERICAN MISSIONARY SOCIETY.

On Sunday, November 28th, the Rev. S. C. Deacon

preached at Morning Prayer in the Parish Church.

Mr. Deacon had many years' experience of Church

work in South America, and his address on the

difficulties and opportunities which confront the Church

in that vast continent was listened to by all with deep

interest. As a result of his words, perhaps, there are

some who would like to have a share in helping on

the spread of the Gospel there—if so Miss I.

Atkinson, Eden Villa. will be glad to supply a missionary

box to them.

G. F.S. CONFERENCE.

A 'bus load of members of Seagoe Branch of the

Girls' Friendly Society travelled to Lurgan on

Saturday, November 27th. We print below impressions

sent in by three members of the Seagoe Branch

Miss Scott gave us a wonderful lesson on friendship

at our G.F.S. Conference on Saturday.

She told us to start friendship first of all in our homes

and in our work; to help the shy girls, who join our

Society and to make them feel that we really want

to be friendly with them. Also to keep our ideals high

and to try and live up to the high ideals of the

G.F.S., and by so doing we would be showing others

what our Society really stands for, and in this way

others might be attracted to join. She told us also

to keep in touch with our Associates, wherever we

may travel, and as well to use the G.F.S. Homes whenever

possible when on holidays.

' Miss Scott pointed out to us the duty of keeping silent,

when unkind gossip is being circulated in

our presence, as speech may be silver but silence is

golden; she also stressed the necessity for regular

attendance at our place of worship, and not to regard

lightly our Saviour's last request on earth—i.e., to

be regular in our attendance at the service of Holy

Communion."—(M.C.)

" The G.F.S. Conference in Lurgan was held for

the branches in the Diocese of Dromore and was

conducted by Miss Scott, of Bray, Miss Hartford, of

Belfast, taking the chair.

" Before the Conference began there was a short

service in Shankill Parish Church, conducted by the

Ven. Archdeacon Hannon. Then we left the Church

and adjourned to the Parochial Hall, where Miss

Scott gave us her address. She told us of the

advantages of G.F.S. when we are travelling—when a

G.F.S. member is leaving her own country, she should

always let her Associate know, so that the latter will

be able to get in touch with an Associate in the

locality to which the member is going. When this

is done the girl will be met by a member or Associate,

who will give her directions or accompany her so

that she will arrive safely at her destination;

whereas, if a girl does not use this G.F.S. privilege,

not knowing the country, she may fall in with bad

company and be led astray.

When Miss Scott had finished talking about

travelling and other details, we had group discussions.

All present divided up into small groups, each group

having an Associate as leader, and answers were given

to four questions set for discussion. Then came a

nice tea, after which we went back to our seats, then

Miss Hartford called all the Associates to the front,

where each one read out the answers given to

questions set to the groups.

" When this was over Miss Scott gave an address

on Christian love. She began by talking about

generosity, and said that we could not be true members

of the G.F.S. without being generous in giving or

doing something for other people, as well as for

ourselves. We all know that the main point in a life

ruled by G.F.S. principles is to ' bear one another's

burdens, to live not for ourselves but for others.'

Miss Scott stressed the need for faith in our Heavenly

Father. Knowing that everything we do in His name

will prosper. We also must try and be friendly with

everyone, irrespective of how they treat us." (L.R.)

(3) " We had a short service in Church at 3.30 p.m.,

followed by a meeting in the Parochial Hall, where

tea was served at 5 p.m. The chair was taken by

Miss Hartford, Belfast.

An address on " Friendship" was given by Miss

Scott, of Bray, in which she said that, we as

members of the G.F.S., should set an example to the

world by our deeds. words and actions. She also

stressed the need and importance of Prayer, Bible.

reading and attending Public Worship and Holy

Communion. Then, too, we must do our duty at all times

and stand up for the truth and for what we know

to be right, and bear one another's burdens." She

went on to say that there was far too much selfishness

in the world to-day and little or no friendship,

and this was the cause of much strife and war; not

until there was an extension of friendship would there

be peace.

Previous to this address, the Associates present were

given some papers containing questions for discussion;

after tea, each Associate in turn read out the

findings of her group on the questions set for group

discussion. The answers were helpful, as each group

looked at the questions from a different angle.

Miss Hartford gave the closing talk on Purity and

Kindness, and the Conference was closed with the

G.F.S. Prayer." (E.M.)

[We are grateful to the writers of the above

impressions for their interesting contributions. (Editor))

DRAMATIC ENTERTAINMENT.

As was announced in our last issue, a play written

and produced by Miss Ashdown, entitled Grey Matter

will be staged in Edenderry Parochial Hall. on

Thursday, January 6th, at 7.30 p.m. The proceeds

will be devoted to Parish Funds, and it is hoped that

our readers will help the venture by their presence

and by making it widely known amongst their

friends. Tickets can be had from Mrs. Vance. Bridge

Street.

PARISH SOCIAL.

We hope to arrange a parish social early in the New

Year. Further particulars will be announced later.


LEVAGHERY JUMBLE SALE.

This effort was organised by the Superintendent

and teachers of Levaghery Sunday School to raise

funds to provide better seating accommodation for

the Sunday School, and has proved well worth the

energy expended—the total sum raised was £18 1s 6 ½ d;

this amount was obtained thus :—Subscriptions,

£10 13s 4d; Jumble sale, £7 8s 2 ½ d.

DEBT ON PAROCHIAL FINANCES.

We print below a second list of contributions to the

wiping out of the above:—

Amount already acknowledged—£41 17s 0d.

£l—Mr. T. J. Hadden. Mr. R. McC1ements, Rev. G.

Howe Daunt.

10 / - Mrs. Vance. Mr. Robert Walker, Mr. Stephens,

Mr. Alphonso Kirk, Miss R. Matchett (Riverside), Mr.

Joe Ward, Mrs. Ballentine, Mrs. Chambers, Mr. Stanfield,

Mr. E. Collins, Mr. Robt. Gracey, Mr. William

Gracey, Mr. Wm. White, Mr. Cathcart. Mrs. Thomas

Dickson, Mr. Samuel M'Cormick, Mrs. Devlin, Mr.

George Locke, Mr. Tom Hall, Mr. Costello, Mrs. Pentland,

Mr. Wolsey White, Mr. T. Martin.

9/6 Mr. George Matchett.

5/- Mr. John Campbell, Mrs. Turkington, Mr. T.

Ruddell, Mr. H. McReynolds, Mrs. Samuel Best, Mr.

James Shepherd, Mr. John Gracey, Mr. W. Best

(Church Lane), Mr. Joe Holland, Mr. Ryans.

4/- —Mr. Watson Wilson.

3/- —Mrs. Cunningham.

2/6—Miss Sands, Mr. Joseph Parks, Mrs. Cousins,

Mr. T. Finch, Mrs. N. Crawford, Mr. John Livingston,

Mr. Joe Hynes, Mr. S. J. Caddell.

Total—£60 13s 6d.

Again we thank those whose names appear in the

above list for their practical help, and also Mr. J.

H. Twinem for his prompt action in trying to put

the finances of Seagoe Parish on a sound basis.

PRESENTATION AT CARNE.

A social evening was held at Carne on Thursday,

December 16th, at 7.30 p.m. The occasion was that

Of a presentation to Mrs. Norman Guy, formerly Miss

Millicent Coulter, and previous to her marriage a

teacher in Sunday School. Despite the severe cold,

fog and ice-bound roads, there was a good attendance.

A splendid tea was provided by the

Superintendent and Teachers. Games followed. Later in

the evening, on behalf of t,he School staff and children,

the Rev. W. F. Hayes handed to Mrs. Guy a

pretty tea set. Fitting references were made to the

part Mrs. Guy had taken in the work of the Church

in that district. In these Mr. George Wilson took

part. The entertainment concluded with the singing

of the National Anthem. —(W.F.H.)

QUEENSLAND CALLING.

Mrs. E. Porter, who visited Seagoe early this year,

has arrived at her home, near Brisbane, Queensland.

For our readers, who will no doubt be interested, we

print an extract from a letter she has kindly written

to the Rev. W. F. Hayes.

I am safely back in dear old Queensland again. I

really had a most wonderful trip both ways. When I

left Brisbane on the 7th January last to reach England,

I travelled 12,780 miles, calling in at Victoria,

Colombo, Egypt, Port Said, Suez Canal and Malta.

The sights were truly wonderful, and I enjoyed every

moment of my holiday. On my return I came a

different route, calling at Tangier, Gibraltar, and

several other ports. I travelled right up to Calcutta.

I saw the wonderful Golden Temple in India, and the

Holy Temple of our Lord in Palestine. I visited 79

different Churches, the most beautiful being in

Malta, but none so dear to me as Seagoe Parish

Church, where I was brought up and taught by my

parents to love. I brought back a box of wallflower

seeds from my sister's garden and a patch of real

Irish Shamrock. These are growing splendidly 12,700

miles from their native land. Sunny Queensland has,

no doubt, the finest climate in the world. Here wages

are high and the cost of living is low; there is every

opportunity to make good and become wealthy in a

few

OBITUARY.

We record with regret this month the deaths of

four parishioners. William John Atkinson, of Seagoe

Lower, passed away at an advanced age, after a prolonged

period of weakness. Mrs. Jane Robb, of

Tarson, had been in failing health for some time. She

was much esteemed in that district. Miss Amelia

Wilson, of Levaghery, was only in the prime of life. As a

comparatively new resident in the parish she was

less well known. For many weeks, with patience and

quiet confidence, she endured great sufferings. The

name of James Davidson recalls one who was well

known and familiar to most of our readers. He was

loyal Churchman and unfailing in his attendance at

public worship. Possessed of a capable mind, he was

interested and well informed on many subjects. A

well grounded faith enabled him to give invaluable

service in the Levaghery Sunday School. There for

many years he taught a large Bible Class, and was

present even on the Sunday previous to his death.

To the bereaved we offer our sympathy. They will

find consolation in the Christmas message, which is

always. " God with us." both in the temporal and in

the Eternal ( W. F. H. )

THE MAGAZINE

The distribution of Seagoe Parish Magazine by the

members of our Church Lads' Brigade has been carried

out very satisfactorily during 1937.

The total number of Magazines now being distributed

each month has greatly increased.

We would appeal to those parishioners who take the

Magazine to assist the boys in their work by paying

for their Magazine each month or paying in advance

for the year.

The Officers of the Brigade are anxious to interest

the boys in Church work and so uphold the motto of

the Church Lads' Brigade " To become faithful members

of the Church of Ireland."

The Magazine can be sent by post to any subscriber

for 3/- per annum. Subscription and address should

be sent to E. Mitchell, 115, Thomas St.. Portadown.—

BAPTISMS.

" Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid

them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God."

Dec. 5th—William Ivan, son of Samuel and Elizabeth

May Morrison, Drumnacanvey.

Dec. 5th—Henry, son of James and Minnie McCann, 1

Florence Court.

SERVICES—The PARISH CHURCH

HOLY COMM UNION—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 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 thankoffering. (See Book of

Common Prayer )

MORNING PRAYER—Sundays and Chief Festivals,

11 30 a m.

EVENING PRAYER—Sundays, 7 pm.

DISTRICT SERVICES.

Hacknahay—Last Sunday of Month at 3-30 p,m.

Drumgor—Second Sunday of Month at 4 p.m.

Edenderry—Services as announced.

CLASSES,

BIBLE CLASS FOR MEN in Edenderry on

Sundays at 10-15 a m.

SUNDAY SCHOOLS 10 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 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.

R. Scott.

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 El. 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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