JANUARY THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR. 2 ½ d
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
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Seagoe Parish Magazine.
We Wish all our Readers the
Blessing of Almighty God in
the year 1942.
REV. J. W. APPELBE, M.A., B.D., Seagoe Rectory.
REV. W. F. HAYES, B.A., L.Th., 14, Margretta
CLERGY WILL DEEM IT A FAVOUR
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CALENDAR FOR JANUARY.
January 1st—The Circumcision of Christ.
(NEW YEAR'S DAY).
January 4th—2nd Sunday after Christmas Day.
January 11th—1st Sunday after Epiphany.
C.L.B. Enrolment at Morning Prayer.
January 13th—Annual Social evening of the Mothers'
Union at 7.30 p.m. in Seagoe School.
January 18th—2nd Sunday after Epiphany.
January 25th—3rd Sunday after Epiphany.
Conversion of St. Paul.
THE BISHOP'S APPEAL.
The response to the Bishop's appeal for funds to
aid the Belfast parishes which suffered in the recent
air raids has been worthy of the occasion, and shows
that a very great number of our people realised their
duty in this matter. The result is gratifying, a total of
£104 1s 8d has been sent by the Parochial Treasurer
to the Bishop. To all who responded so generously
and so promptly, we, on behalf of the Select Vestry,
hereby return our grateful thanks and we take this
opportunity of acknowledging the following
subscriptions. (Since going to Press further
subscriptions have been received. These will be
acknowledged next month.)
£25 each—Miss I. Atkinson; Miss G. Atkinson.
£1 each—Mr. and Mrs. H. Murray Gibson; Mr. Sam
Walker; Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Coulter; Mrs. G. Appelbe;
Miss Rebecca Calvert; Drumgor Sunday School.
13/6—Edenderry Afternoon Sunday School.
12/6—Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Maginnis.
10/- each—Mr. and Mrs. L. Bell; Mr. and Mrs.
M'Clements; Miss Norah Montgomery; Mr. and Mrs.
E. Mitchell; Miss Nellie Montgomery; Seagoe Company
Church Lads' Brigade; Mr. and Mrs. James Twinem;
Mr. and Mrs. J. Stephens; Mr. and Mrs. G. Leake;
Miss Diana Stephens; Mr. and Mrs. Watters;
Seagoe Afternoon Sunday School; Mrs. Margaret
Porter; Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Stoops; Mrs. Vance; Mr
and Mrs. R. Robinson; Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Cathcart;
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Reid; Miss Elizabeth Gracey; Mrs.
and Miss Maxwell; Mr. Thos. Martin; Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Mayes; Mr. and Mrs. R. Calliston; Mr. and Mrs.
S. Abraham; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. White; Mr. Thos.
Shanks; Mr. Geo. Steenson; Levaghery Sunday
School; Carne Sunday School; Mr. and Mrs. G. Price.
7/6—Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sinnamon.
5s each—Mr. and Mrs. Norman Guy; Mr. and Mrs.
Sam Guy; Mr. and Mrs. Kirkpatrick; Mr. Harry
Maxwell; Mr. John England; Mr. and Mrs. E. Collins;
Mr. John Campbell; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gracey; Mr.
and Mrs. John M'Loughlin; Mr. Sam Coulter; Mrs
Hynes; Mr. and Mrs. Lappin; Miss M. E. Lavery; Mr.
and Mrs. Leonard Wilson; Mrs. M'Kerr; Miss Sophia
Bradshaw; Miss Margaret Reid; Mr. Wolsey Best;
Mr. and Mrs. Wortley; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Best;
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Neill; Mr. and Mrs. J. Forbes;
Mr. and Mrs. D. Allen; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Twinem;
Mr. Wm. Hewitt; Mr. and Mrs. Cox and family; Mr.
Joseph Monroe; Miss Letitia Gracey; Mr. and Mrs.
W. Sherman; Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Walker; Mr. and
Mrs. R. J. Lavery; Mr. and Mrs. A. M'Loughlin; Miss
Primrose Preston; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Nixon; Mr.
Robinson Ruddock; Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Hall; Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Guy; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hall; Miss
Margaret B. Gracey; Mrs. Adams; Mr. and Mrs. J.
4/6—Mr. and Mrs. R. Hoy.
4/- each—Miss Aggie M'Clements; Mr. and Mrs. W.
J. Nicholl; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Caddell; Mr. and Mrs.
W. Hutchinson; Mrs. S. E. Best; Mr. and Mrs. T. J.
M'Kerr; Miss L. Metcalf; Mr. and Mrs. R. M'Cormick;
Mrs. Emma Lutton.
3/6 each—Mrs. C. Magee; Miss Eva Magee; Mrs.
3/- each—Mrs. Preston; Mr. Wm. Sinnamon; Mr.
W. G. Lester; Miss Elizabeth Neill; Mr. and Mrs.
Thos. Laverty; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Campbell; Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. Simpson; Mr. and Mrs. T. Webb; Mr. and
Mrs. Dynes Turkington; Mr. and Mrs. R. Maxwell;
2/6 each—Mr. and Mrs. D. Kearns; Mr. and Mrs.
Thos. Gracey; Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Gray; Mr. and
Mrs. Alfred Loney; Miss May Coulter; Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. Hall; Mr. Harry Ellis; Mr. and Mrs. G. Watson;
Mrs. Richardson (Levaghery); Miss May Johnston;
Mr. and Mrs. Robt. M'Ilroy; Mr. James Twinem (junr.);
Miss Lily Ruddell; Miss Olive Coulter; Mrs. Metcalf
(Bachelor's Walk); Miss A. Webb; Mr. and Mrs. R.
M'Murray; Mr. and Mrs. R. Hewitt; Mr. Harold Watters;
Miss Mabel Watters; Mr. James Shepherd; Miss
Caroline Monroe; Mr. David Campbell; Miss Mary
Campbell; Miss Annie Stephens; Mrs. Dundas;
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Costello; Mr. Thos. Stanfield;
Mr. Jim Courtney; Miss Rachel Turkington; Miss
Margaret Gracey; Mr. J. Gee; Mr. and Mrs. S. G.
M'Neill; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Holland; Miss Florrie
Hynes; Mr. Wilson M'Kinney; Mr. and Mrs. D.
Cordy; Mr. and Mrs. Trenier; Miss Maggie Coulter;
Miss Maud Coulter; Mr. and Mrs. H. M'Reynolds;
Miss Letitia Monroe; Mr. and Mrs. S. M'Cormick;
Mr. and Mrs. A. Allen (junr.); Miss Jean Finney;
Mr. and Mrs. A. Kirk; Mr. and Mrs. C. Malcomson;
Miss Maggie Ruddell; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Porter;
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. M'Adam; Mrs. M. J. Ballantyne;
Mrs. Martin; Mr. and Mrs. R. Turkington; Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. England; Miss Essie Mayes; Mr. Joseph
Bradshaw; Miss Isa Best; Miss Sarah Best; Mrs. F.
Ruddell; Miss Agnes Guy; Mrs. E. Preston; Mr. and
Mrs. John Mitchell; Mr. Thos. J. Ruddell; Mr. and
Mrs. Cecil Hewitt; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Williamson.
2/- each—The Misses Ellen and Annie Gibson; Miss
Ellie Hall; Mrs. Eleanor Gibson; Mr. Holmes White;
Mr. R. J. Wilson; Miss Clara Kirby; Mr. and Mrs.
Thos. Woods; Mr. Sinclair Houston; Mr. and Mrs.
Carraher; Mr. and Mrs. T. R. M'Auley; Miss Peggy
Caddell; Mr. Nelson Hall; Mr. George Wilson; Mr.
Leonard Wilson (junr.); Miss S. Cooke; Mr. Bob
Watson; Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Chambers; Mr. Ernest
Gibson; Mr. Harry M'Neill; Miss Sadie Kearns; Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. M'Murray; the Misses M'Cormack;
Mr. and Mrs. Forde; Mr. Herbert Livingston; Mr.
and Mrs. Wolsey White; Mrs. Boston; Mr. and Mrs.
A. Allen (senr.); Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Turkington; Mr.
and Mrs. W. Simpson; the Misses M'Cauley; Mr. and
Mrs. Jas. Neill; Mr. and Mrs. V. Carville (senr.);
Mr. Wm. Russell; Mr. and Mrs. R. M'Clatchey; Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Currie and family; Mr. and Mrs.
Jas. Allen; Miss Margaret Russell; Mrs. M'Knight;
Miss Isobel Ruddell; Miss Hannah J. Russell; Mr.
and Mrs. Jos. Russell; Mrs. M. J. Robinson; Const.
and Mrs. Moffett; Mr. Richard Wilson Robinson; Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Forsythe; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Walker;
Mr. and Mrs. D. Young; Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Pentland;
Miss Mabel Gracey; Mr. Thos. M'Cabe; Mr. and Mrs.
Alexander; the Misses Minnie and Lily Lyness; Miss
Emily Thompson (junr.).
1/6 each—Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Best; Mr. and Mrs.
Jas. Sloan; Mr. Victor Porter; Mr. Thos. R. Guy;
Miss Maisie Steenson.
1/5—Mr. Wm. Fleming and family.
1/- each—Mrs. Best; Miss Hannah Simpson; Mrs.
R. Marks; Mrs. Margt. Shields; Miss Ellen Flannigan;
Miss Rachel Flannigan; Mr. John Flannigan; Miss
Sophie M'Murray; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Steenson; Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Jennett; Miss Gerty Simpson; Mr.
Thos. M'Murray; Miss Mollie Maxwell; Miss Grace
Robinson; Miss Mabel Best; Miss Edith M'Neill; Mrs.
Currie (Senr.); Mrs. Walter Currie; Miss Eleanor
Harvey; Mr. and Mrs. D. Donaldson; Mr. Victor
M'Neill; Miss Ellie Maxwell; Miss Edna Gray; Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Donaldson; Mr. Harold Watson; Mr.
Joseph M'Murray; Mr. and Mrs. A. Forde; Miss N.
Crawford; Miss Ethel Treanor; Miss Madge Donaldson;
Miss Caroline Guy; Miss Lily Forsythe; Miss
Dorothy Ruddell; Mr. Arthur Allen (Bridge St.); Miss
Ellen Gibson (Clanrole); Mrs. Clayton; Miss Emily
Neill; Mr. Isaac Clayton; Miss Bella Magee; Mr. Wm.
Simpson (junr.); Mrs. G. Cochrane; Mr. David
Magee; Mr. Abraham Mayes; Mr. and Mrs. J.
M'Knight; Miss Sarah Clayton; Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
M'Kerr; Mrs. Carville (junr.); Mrs. Dinah Mitchell;
Mrs. Turkington; Mrs. Martha Hall; Miss Margaret
Gregson; Mr. Wm. Gregson; Miss Eileen Lyness.
6d each—Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Morrison; Miss Viola
Morrison; Miss Evelyn Roney; Mrs. Richardson; Mr.
and Mrs. Cartmill; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Roney; Mr.
and Mrs. Sharpe; Mrs. Sarah Hall; Miss Minnie
Crawford; Mr. Jack Best; Mrs. Crawford (senr.);
Mrs. Hunter and family; Miss Annie Hamilton; Miss
May Jennett; Miss Susan Anderson; Miss Eliza J.
Anderson; Miss Teenie Anderson; Mr. and Mrs. T. H.
Freeburn; Miss Maggie Anderson; Mrs. E. Anderson;
Miss Hannah Anderson; Mr. Kenneth Pentland; Mr.
3d—Mr. Wilson Roney.
"Bishop's House, Malone Road, Belfast, 29th December, 1941.
"Dear Mr. Whiter—How can I thank you
adequately for the splendid gift from Seagoe? Please
tell Mr. Appelbe how very grateful I am. So far,
Seagoe takes top place in the United Diocese. The
people ought to know how much their generosity is
appreciated. — I am, yours sincerely,
"JOHN F. DOWN.
"W. White, Esq."
CONGREGATIONAL HYMN PRACTICES.
The congregational hymn practices, which took
place during the Sunday evenings in Advent for a
period of twenty minutes before the evening service
were, judging from the numbers present, greatly
appreciated and they will not have been in vain, if
even they only have stressed the privilege and duty
of each person taking an active part in the worship
of God's House. They will be (D.V.) resumed again
during the Sunday evenings in Lent, beginning on
February 22nd, when it is hoped, that even a greater
number will be able to take part, as by that time the
evenings will not be so dark.
THE REV. W. F. HAYES.
Mr. Hayes has been indisposed for over a month,
but we are glad to say that he is back again and we
hope that he will soon be fully restored to health
There was no regular meeting in December, but
instead the members were invited to attend one of
the mid-week Advent services in a corporate capacity,
and it was gratifying to see so many present, in spite
of inclement weather.
The next meeting will take place on Tuesday,
January 13th, in Seagoe School, at 7.30 p.m., and as
usual this will take the form of a social evening.
His many friends in Seagoe were delighted to hear
that Mr. W. G. Best, Killicomaine. has been appointed
assistant in the Town Clerk's office in succession to
Mr. W. R. Sherman, who has obtained an important
position in the Ministry of Food.
Mr. Wm. J. Russell, of Kilvergan, has successfully
passed the physical and educational tests for enlistment
in the R.U.C., and has already proceeded for training
to the R.U.C. Depot, Enniskillen. He was a valued
member of Carne Sunday School and we wish him
success in his new career.
NEW RECTORY BUILDING FUND.
The Hon. Treasurer for the above gratefully acknowledges
the receipt of the following subscriptions:
Mr. J. Ward, Seagoe £1 0 0
Mr. T. Hall, Seagoe 2 0 0
Mr. S. Hall, Seagoe 2 0 0
Mr. R. M'Clements, Seagoe 5 0 0
£10 0 0
We regret, that through an oversight, the following
subscriptions were not acknowledged in our last
1/- each—Mr. and Mrs. V. Carville (junr.), Mr. and
Mrs. J. Hill.
THE HOME WORDS INSET.
Owing to the fact that H.M. Board of Paper Control
have reduced the paper ration supplied to the publishers
of the Home Words inset, which has proved an attractive
feature of this Magazine since its inception, it has become
necessary to reduce its size considerably. Through
circumstances beyond our control, it has proved impossible
to procure even the reduced inset for this month's Magazine,
but instead the "Portadown News" has kindly printed excerpts
from the January inset on a separate page, which is enclosed.
We hope our readers will appreciate the difficulty and accept
a Magazine much reduced in size, without grumbling. Such
sacrifices are necessary in these times as part of the price
we must pay for the victory for which we are hoping and
CORRECTION—NEW RECTORY BUILDING FUND .
In the December issue Mr. W. A. Casey was returned
as paying £2 to this fund. This was inaccurate and the
entry should read thus: —
Mr. W. A. Casey, Eden Crescent £2 2 0
SIDESMEN FOR JANUARY.
Morning Prayer—The Churchwardens, Messrs. T.
Martin, J. G. Gracey, J.P., W. H. Best, Joseph Ward.
Evening Prayer—Messrs. G. Nixon, A. Kirk, Harold
Watson, J. M'Loughlin, J. Walker.
The Rector gratefully acknowledges the receipt of
£6 10s from Seagoe Christian Endeavour Society and
£l from the Men's Bible Class, both in aid of the
LEVAGHERY SUNDAY SCHOOL.
We print below a balance sheet, which shows that
the recent beetle drive organised on behalf of the
Sunday School funds was a great success.
Receipts—Tickets sold £11 5 0
Anonymous, Mr. G. Nixon 0 10 0
2/6 each—Miss W. Hoy, Mrs. Geddis;
Mrs. Adams; Mr. W. M'Dowell; Mr. Woods;
Mr. W. Redpath, Mr. Turkington, Mr. Trimble 1 0 0
2/—Mrs. J. Redpath 0 2 0
1/- each—Miss Niblock; Mr. J. Haffey 0 2 0
Sale of Cake 0 1 0
£13 0 0
Expenses 2 2 8
Balance in hand £10 17 4
(W. H. Best, Superintendent.)
At Morning Prayer on Sunday, January 11th, it is
hoped that a number of new recruits will be enrolled
into the Seagoe Company.
We regret the passing from our midst of three old
parishioners. Sarah Collins originally lived in Kernan,
but owing to ill health, she had been in Lurgan
Hospital for a number of years. Mark Hardy was
an old resident of Edenderry; he had been in failing
health for some time. Nicholas Campbell was a
worthy representative of a family, which has been
associated with the townland of Knock for centuries;
he passed away after a few weeks' illness. He will
be greatly missed in Seagoe, a regular Communicant,
a familiar sidesman, he attended the Sunday evening
services until he became indisposed. He was of a
gentle, retiring nature, which endeared him to all who
were privileged to make his acquaintance, and he
leaves behind him happy memories of his sterling
We also have learnt with deep regret of the death
on active service with the R.A.F. of Sergeant-Observer
George Honeyford. To his sister, Mrs. Stoops, and
to the bereaved in our parish at this time we tender
our sincere sympathy and pray that the Divine comfort
and strength may sustain them in their sorrow.
"Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid
them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God."
7th December—William Ivan, son of William and
Annie Jane M'Murray, Ballyhannon.
"Those whom God hath joined together let no man
6th December—Thomas James Ellis, 4, Carrickblacker
Avenue, Portadown, and Anne Beatrice Sharpe,
35, James St., Portadown.
17th December—Ernest Bunting Lynas, 14, Hopefield
Terrace, Portadown, and Violet Hoy, Lylo.
20th December—Samuel Gillespie, 24, Donegall Gardens,
Belfast, and Susan M'Nally, 153, Bridge St., Portadown.
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from
henceforth, yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest
from their labours."
8th December—Sarah Collins, late of Kernan, aged
8th December—Nicholas Campbell, Knock, aged
23rd December—Mark Hardy, 8, Watson's Lane, aged
years. (Interred in Knocknamuckley).
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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.
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.
SEAGO 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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