Seagoe Parish Magazine.
REV. J. W. APPELBE, M.A., Carrickblacker Avenue.
REV. W. F. HAYES, B.A., L.Th., The Bungalow,
Rector's—JOHN H. TWINEM.
CLERGY WILL ESTEEM IT A FAVOUR IF
IN CASES OF SICKNESS THEY ARE INFORMED
CALENDAR FOR NOVEMBER.
1st—A11 Saints' Day.
2nd—Diocesan Synod in Belfast.
3rd-6th—Sunday School Teachers' Conference in Lurgan, at 3.30 p.m.
7th 24th Sunday after Trinity. Armistice Service at 11.30 a.m.
9th—Mothers' Union Meeting, 7.30 p.m.
8th—Sunday School Teachers' Reunion at 7.30 p.m.
14th—25th Sunday after Trinity.
18th—Reunion of those recently Confirmed.
21st—Sunday next before Advent.
26th—Jumble Sale in Edenderry Orange Hall.
27th—G F.S. Conference in Lurgan at 3.30 p.m.
28th—First Sunday in Advent.
On Friday, October 8th, at 3 p.m., the
Lord Primate, the Most Rev. C. F. d'Arcy,
D.D., dedicated a bronze mural tablet to
the memory of the late Col. W. W. Blacker,
erected by his wife, Mrs. E. Blacker, of
Chideock Manor, Bridport. His Grace, in
a short address, paid eloquent tribute to
the worth and sterling character of the
te col. Blacker. The Rev. G. W. Millington,
Rector of St. Mark's, Portadown,
acted as chaplain to the Primate, and the
lesson was read by the Rev. Canon
Moeran, Rector of St. Mark's. Armagh.
Mrs. Blacker, Captain and Miss Blacker
were present. The Rev. F. J. Halahan was,
unavoidably absent owing to a preaching
engagement in Maryborough.
The tablet is worded thus:—
In memory of Stewart William Ward
Blacker, D.S.O., D.L., Lt.-Colone1 Royal
Artillery (2nd son of the Rev. Canon R. S.
Blacker), of Carrickblacker and Woodbrook,
Co. Wexford. Raised and commanded
the 9th Service Bn. Royal Irish
Fusiliers (1914-1917). Born 4th July,
1865—died 6th sept. 1935."
We are glad to have this memorial of
one whose family has been for generations
connected with this parish.
The harvest festivals held in the various
schools throughout the parish were
well attended, and we are grateful to the
neighbouring clergy who so kindly
preached—Rev. G. A. Boulger, M.A., and
the Rev. J. I. Lea, at Hacknahay; Rev. R.
F. Scott, M.A., and Rev. C. J. M'Leod, at
Edenderry; Rev. H. A. Lillie, B.A., and Rev.
S. McKelvie, B.A., at Drumgor; Rev. J.
Douglas, B.A., at Levaghery; the Rev. J.
Warner, B.A., and Rev. A. N. Parkinson,
B.A., at Bocombra, and the Rev. J. M.
Wright, B.A., and the Rev. L. Macmanaway,
B.A., at Carne. These schools were
tastefully decorated with the emblems of
the harvest, and the collections were in
aid of the individual Sunday Schools and
the South American Missionary Society.
Our harvest thanksgiving services came
to a fitting climax in the Parish Church,
when on Thursday, Oct. 21st, at 8 p.m., the
preacher was the Rev. C. H. B. Craig, M.A.,
Rector of St. Mark's, Ballysillan, Belfast.
The Rev. G. A. Boulger, Ardmore, and the
Rev. Canon McTighe, LL.D., Rector of Lisbellaw,
also took part. The collection was
in aid of the Dublin University Mission to
Fukien, China. In spite of the rain which
fell heavily, there was a good congregation
present. On Sunday the Rev. R. H. Kimber,
M.A., Vicar Choral and Minor Canon
of St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, preached
at morning and evening prayer and at the
Children's Service at 3.30 p.m. As a result
of this service we shall be able to send £18
4s to the Armagh Protestant Orphan Society.
There were record attendances at
the Sunday Services. We are deeply
grateful to all who sent flowers, greenery,
vegetables, etc., for the decorations, and
also to those who so kindly helped to put
up the decorations.
The choir, under Mrs. Casey's leadership
at the organ, was at its best, and the
rendering of the Harvest Anthem and special
music went a long way in helping to
make the services as inspiring as they were.
The Candidates' class, which commenced
a few weeks ago, is showing signs
of being a real help as a feeder for our
G.F.S. They meet as announced on Saturday
afternoons in Edenderry Parochial
Hall at 3 p.m. The members enjoyed their
Halloween party on Saturday afternoon,
Programme for November:
Monday, Nov. 1st—Games.
Monday, Nov. 15th—Bible Class.
Monday, Nov. 22nd—Work Class.
Monday, Nov. 29th—Bib1e Class.
On Monday, Oct. 25th, a social reunion
was planned, but the torrential downpour
of rain prevented the majority from attending.
However, there were enough
present to do justice to the delicious tea
provided. Mrs. Millicent Guy, nee Coulter,
was presented with the beautiful
framed G.F.S. marriage card. The Rector
presided. We are glad that Mrs. Guy has
promised to help the G.F.S. by becoming
There was a splendid attendance of the
members on Tuesday, Oct. 12th, when
Mrs. Callender Bullock very kindly gave a
most interesting talk. The next meeting
will be held in Seagoe School on Nov. 9th.
There will be a Jumble Sale in Edenderry
Orange Hall on Friday, Nov. 26th, at
7.30 p.m. Proceeds for the funds of Levaghery
Sunday School, Admission 3d.
Each Armistice Day a wreath from the
Down and Connor and Dromore Battalion
of the Church Lads' Brigade is placed at
the Cenotaph, Belfast. This year at the
request of the Battalion, it will be laid by
Lieut. J. Hynes and the Rev. W. F. Hayes.
Officers' Training Course at Harrow.
The Rector has received excellent reports
concerning the work, efficiency, and
general demeanour of the three Seagoe
C.L.B. officers who attended the above
course at Harrow from August 21st—Sept.
4th. We congratulate C.S.M. Foster
Shanks, 2nd Lt. Hynes and 2nd Lt. Allen,
and feel sure that as a result of this experience
they will be helped in their work
for Seagoe C.L.B.
THE MID-WEEK SERVICE.
The attendance at this Service has been
encouraging, though there is still room
for more. Miss Alice McDougall and her
children's choir lead the singing, and we
are grateful for this help. During the season
of Advent the mid-week Services will
be held in the Parish Church, and then
after Christmas they will be resumed in
Edenderry Parochial Hall.
Sunday School Teachers' Re-union.
A social evening will be held in Seagoe
school on Monday, November 8th, at 7.30
p.m., and we hope all the Sunday School
Teachers and Superintendents from our
nine Sunday Schools will be present. We
are fortunate in procuring Miss Millington,
a well-known expert on Sunday
school work, to give a talk. There will
also be tea and games.
Sunday, Nov. 7th, will be observed this
year by the various churches as Remembrance Sunday.
The local branch of the British Legion
and the C.L.B. will parade at the 11.30 a.m.
Service on Nov. 7th. The collection, as is
usual, will go to the Earl Haig Poppy Day
Fund, which helps the disabled soldiers
and their dependents.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONFERENCE.
Saturday, 6th November, 1937.
The Sunday School teachers of the
Rural Deanery are invited to attend the
above Conference, which will be held in
the Parochial Hall, Lurgan.
The Conference will be preceded by a
Devotional Service in the Parish Church
at 3.30 p.m., at which an address will be
given by Rev. W. H. Good, M.A., Rector of
Christ Church, Lisburn.
Two Sessions will follow, at which talks
will be given by Miss Millington, Sunday
School organiser. The subjects will be:
1. The Equipment of the Sunday
2. The Secret of Achievement.
Tea will be at 5 p.m.
A charge of 6d will be made to cover all
Teachers are asked to think about these
subjects beforehand as there will be
ample opportunity for discussion and
The Conference will close at 6.30 p.m.
FREEWILL OFFERING BOXES.
The Select Vestry has decided to erect
a box in each porch of the Church for the
W.F.O. envelopes, as they feel that there
are many who would like to put them into
one of these boxes and put a collection
into the basket. One in the main porch
has been erected and there will be another
in the side entrance shortly.
SYNOD WEEK, YOUTH MOVEMENT.
The annual parade of all youth organisations
will take place at Christ Church,
Durham St., Belfast, on Wednesday, November
3rd, at 7.45 p.m. The preacher
will be Rev. Garfield Williams, Dean of
A detachment from Seagoe will be present
at this Service under Capt. Mitchell.
The above will be on sale, price 2d, about
the middle of November, in Mrs. Vance's,
Bridge St., and at Miss Agnes Guy's,
Lower Seagoe. There is only a limited
number available, so those who are keen
to possess one should lose no time in procuring copies.
On Saturday, Nov. 27th, there will be a
G.F.S. Conference in Lurgan for branches
in the Dromore Diocese. The meetings
will be as follows:
3.30 p.m.—Short Service in Church, followed
by a meeting in the Parochial Hall,
when an address will be given by Miss Scott, of Bray.
5 p m.—Tea.
5.30 p.m.—Address on Friendship, by Miss Scott.
The chair will be taken by Miss Hart-
ford, Belfast, who will give the closing devotional
address. We hope Seagoe branch
will be well represented at this Conference.
Inside a week during the past month
three much respected parishioners passed
on to their Eternal rest. David Rock
was known to many. His name will
always recall one of unassuming and
sterling character, who gave his life
in the service of others. The deep
interest he took in his native town,
coupled with his unfailing efforts for the
welfare of its people, won him a very special
place in their hearts. He took a leading part in public affairs and held many
prominent and important offices. For his
civic services he was deservedly honoured
by our late King, who deemed him worthy
to be made a Member of the Order of the
British Empire. He set a high standard
as a Christian citizen. His services to the
community will long be remembered.
John Hoy, of Edenderry, for some years
in indifferent health, was called away
somewhat unexpectedly. He led a quiet,
industrious life. His kind and inoffensive
manner endeared him to all who knew
The death of Mrs. Dinah Stevenson, of
Drumgor, removes another of the older
generation and one of our most faithful
parishioners. She had a great love for
the Church and was a regular attender of
the Services at Drumgor. Her good memory
gave her many interesting links with
Seagoe of the past. Strong convictions
and a deep faith carried her through
many troubles to a ripe old age.
With the bereaved we express our deep
sympathy. They will find comfort in the
thought that fulness of life reigns in the
nearer presence of God.—(W. F. H.)
" Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid
them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God."
Oct. 3rd—Madeline Perdue, daughter of Samuel and Annie Mona
McCormack, Margretta Park, Portadown.
Oct. 3rd—Samuel James, son of David William and Hannah Jane
Simpson, 8 Wilmar Gardens, Portadown.
Oct. 3rd—Eileen, daughter of Robert and Agnes Bell, 14, Foundry St., Portadown.
Oct. 3rd—Elizabeth Florence Montgomery, daughter of John Spence
and Elizabeth Florence Williamson, Levaghery Gardens, Portadown.
Oct. 3rd—Norman James, son of Norman and Rachel Walker, 2, Rosemount,
Garvaghy Road, Portadown.
" Those whom God hath joined together let no man put asunder."
27th Oct.—James Gillespie, Lisavague, Tandragee, and Sophia Jennett, Breagh.
' Blessed are the dead which died in the Lord from
henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest
from their labours."
18th Oct.—David Rock, Bridge St., Portadown, to the Dobbin.
21st Oct.—John Hoy, Bridge St., aged 68 years.
22nd Oct.—Dinah Stevenson, Drumgor, to Shankill.
SERVICES—The PARISH CHURCH
HOLY COMM UNION—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 be given ; Two Sponsors at least are required
and they must be Confirmed Members of the Church,
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 p.m.
Hacknahay—Last Sunday of Month at 3-30 p,m.
Drumgor—Second Sunday of Month at 4 p.m.
Edenderry—Services as announced.
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,
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) 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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