Seagoe Archives

November 1935


November 1935

Seagoe iPaiisj) /Ifóaga3tne.
NOVEM BER, 1935.

CLERGY :Rev. Chancellor Archer, B .D ., The Rectory,
Seagoe.Rev. W. F. Hayes, B .A ., The Bungalow, Lower

Seagoe, Portadown.

People’s— Mr. THOMAS MARTIN.
1 he S p irit o f Thanksgiving.

We record in th is month s 'issu e an account
ut many H arvest Services held throughout the
Parish. We believe th a t a spirit of true Thanks­
giving lias been present at these Services. Of
course some m ay attend in a careless way, more
out of habit and curiosity than from a real sense
of Thanksgiving and desire to worship God.
The thought th a t our Heavenly F ather expresses
Himself in the gift of the H arvest is a wonder­
ful thing and m ust stir in us the knowledge th a t
lipd is ft God of Love as well as of Power. If
these Services have kindled in our hearts a
spirit, of Thankfulness it will show itself in our
life by a more consistent following of the
Divine commands. We tru s t and believe th a t
such will be the effect in the Parish of our many
Services of Thanksgiving.
Harvest Thanksg iv ing Services.
The Annual Services of Thanksgiving for the

Blessings' <5f H arvest were held in the Parish
Church on Thursday, October 24th, at 8 p.m ..
and on^ Sunday, October 27th, at 11.30 a.m.
and at / p.m . The Church had been very ta s te ­
fully decorated by a willing band of ladies and
foung m en of the Parish. Abundant supplies of
ioxvers were contributed, as well as large offer­
t s of grain, fru it and vegetables. These, to­
other with the usual stately palms, provided a
fitting setting for those who, once more in th is
tocient and solemn festival, expressed their
latitude to the Giver of All for the mercies of
‘Bother most bountiful H arvest season. The
>emces were largely attended. The Church
[as tilled with a mass of people at each. On
iunday evening, despite the to rrential rain, the
•wilding was crowded. The aisles as well as
l)e pews, were filled with people; extra seating
la(t to be provided. Special m usic appropriate
w the occasion was rendered in a very feeling

impressive m anner by the choir, which had
Ij'® thoroughly trained by Mr. T. H . Wilson.
118 in no small m easure contributed to the

spiritual tone of devotional gratitude,
J'lich was so distinctly m anifested throughout )
lc services. The choir was ably accompanied

by Mrs. \ \ . A. Casey, who kindly presided at
the organ. The special music rendered included
ITopkin’s setting to the Te Deum, settings to
the M agnificat and the Nunc D im ittus by
Frederick Lloyd, and Edwyn V. C lare’s H arvest
anthem , “ The F ru it of Thy W orks.” The solo
portion of the la tte r was taken by Miss N. K. Montgomery.1'

The Rev. G. C. Johnson, M.A., Rector of
Magherally was the preacher on Thursday even­
ing. On Sunday morning the Yery Rev. E . A.
Myles, Dean of Dromore, preached. During
tjie course of his sermon, the them e of which
was strength and beauty, the Dean made fitting
reference to the life of Lord Carson. The Rev.
T. Parr, M.A., Rector of Seapatrick, preached
on Sunday evening, his tex t and his subject wasThe Love of G od.”

C h ild ren ’s Service.
A very bright Children’s Service was held in

the' Parish Church on Sunday, October 27th, at
3 p.m . It was attended by a large num ber of
children. M any adults were also present. Mr.
T. I! Wilson was at the organ. The singing
was sweetly led by the children. The Rev. W.
F. H ayes conducted the Service and also gave
the address. The collection was taken up by
two members of the Sunday School, E rnest
Caddell and Jam es Simpson.

Levaghery H arvest S s w e s s .
A Harvest Thanksgiving Service was held in

the Levagherv School on Sunday, October 6tli,
at 3.30. The room was p rettily decorated with
fru it and flowers. There was a very large
gathering. The Rev. B. de G. Lougheed, B .A .,
C urate of Seapatrick, Banbridge, was the
preacher. Mrs. C. B. K irkpatrick presided at
the harm onium , and a solo, “ The Raven H e
feedeth ,” was sung by Miss Mabel Best. On
Monday evening, October 7th, the Services were
continued and there was again a large num ber
of people present. The Rev. E . Burns, M .A.,
Rector of Aghaderg, Loughbrickland, preached.
The offerings were on behalf of Foreign Mis­sions.

D ru m go r H arvest.
The Service of Thanksgiving was held in

Drum gor Church H all on Sunday, Oct. 13th,
and on the following Monday evening. The
Service on Sunday was a t 3.30. From 3.15
until the beginning of the Services a special se­
lection of choruses was. sung by the children of
the Sunday School. The Superintendent, Mr.
W . H utchinson, conducted the singing, while

Miss R. Gracey was a t the harmonium. The
Hall was beautifully decorated with splendid
samples of flowers, grain and other local pro­
ducts. There were a large num ber present. An
impressive feature of the Service was the part
taken by the children, and the lead which they
gave in reciting the General Confession and the
Apostles Creed, and in answering the responses.
The preacher on Sunday was the Rev. J . Eger-
ton, B .A ., Curate of St. M ark’s, Portadown.
There «-as a large congregation a t the service on
M onday evening. A very interesting Mission­
ary address was given by the Rev. J . Douglas,
B .A ., Curate of Maralin.

H arvest a t C a rne -
A Harvest Thanksgiving Service was held in

Carne Church H all on Sunday, October 20th, at
3.30. The Superintendent, Mr. George Wilson,
and his loyal band of teachers had the H all very
attractively decorated. The Service was taken
by the Rev. W. F. Hayes. The Rev. J. W right,
15.A., Curate of Drumcree, was the preacher.
Mr. T. H . W ilson arranged the music and pre­
sided at the harm onium . There was a crowded
congregation, who joined heartily in the ser­
vice and in the singing of the hymns. The
Service on the following Monday at 8 p.m . was
also well attended. The Rev. j . I. Lea, M.A.,
R ector of Mullavilly, preached. The subject of
his address was the work of the Church over­
seas. This was illustrated by m any incidents
in his own experience during his years while a
m issionary in India. The collection was on be­
half of Foreign Missions.

The M others’ Union
The members held their usual m onthly m eet­

ing in Seagoe School on Tuesday, October 15th,
a t 7.30 p.m . I t was a record meeting as re­
gards attendance. After a very good tea, the
M others’ Union H ym n was sung. The prayers
were taken by the Rev. W. F . Hayes. A very
spirited address, which was warmly appreciated,
was given by Mrs. A. G. H annon, Shankill
Rectory, Lurgan. At the close the President,
Mrs. J . H . Twinem, on behalf of the M others,
expressed a hearty vote of thanks to the
speaker. The (next m eeting of the M others’
Union will be held in Seagoe School on Tues­
day, November 12th, a t 7.30 p.m . The Rev. F.
•J. H alahan, M.A., M .C., Rector of Drumcree,
has kindly consented to address the members.

A nnual Subscriptions.I t would be a very great help if those who
give an annual subscription to the Sustentation
F und would kindly send in their subscriptions
during this m onth or early in December. The
parish accounts close on December 31st. Any
sums received after th a t date m ust go into the
accounts of the following year.

A rm istice Day.
On Monday, November 11th, Armistice Day

a short "Service will be held in the Church a
10.45. and the two m inutes’ silence will be ob
served at the Memorial Pillars and Gates. 0i
Sunday, Nov. lOtli, the Sunday next the aimi
versary, the services will be of a : memorial na
ture. The Ex-servicem en and the Seagoe Com
pany of the Church L ads’ Brigade will paradi at Morning Prayer.

Edenderry H arvestThe H arvest Thanksgiving Services will bi
held in the Parochial Hall, Edenderry, on Sim
day, Nov. 3rd, a t 3.30, and on the folio win;
Monday evening at 8 p.m. The preacher oi
Sunday will be the Rev. F. R. M‘Cullogli, Rec
to r of Aghalee. The collection will be for th<
upkeep of the Parochial H all. On Monday th
address will be given by the Rev. G. W7. Mill
ington, Rector of St. M ark’s, Portadown. Spe
cial music has been arranged for the occasion
including a H arvest Anthem.

The D iocesan Synod-The annual Synod of the U nited Dioceses o
Down and Connor and Dromore will be held ii
Clarence Place, Belfast, on Tuesday, Novembe
5th, a t 11.30 a.m. I t will bo preeedei
by a celebration of Holy Communion ii
St. Anne’s Cathedral at 10 a .m . fo
Synod members. This Parish has fou
lay representatives. In connection with th(
Synod several special evening gatherings hav
been arranged which m ust appeal to all inter
ested in the welfare of their Church. A Servie
of Dedication for Church Workers will be held i:
St. A nne’s Cathedral on Monday, Novembe
4th. at 8 p.m . A mass meeting will be held i
the W ellington H all on Tuesday, Nov. 5th, a
7.30. A youth rally will be held in the Welling
ton Hall, on W ednesday, Nov. 6th, a t 7.30. 0:
the following Thursday at 3 p.m . a Women
Meeting will be held a t Clarence Place. Thes
meetings are open to all who wish to attenc
Subjects of vital im portance to Church peopl
will be dealt with by distinguished speaker!
The Bishop hopes th a t the attendances a t thes
m eetings will be representative of the whol

C.L.B. ConcertThe Seagoe Company of the Church Ladi
Brigade will give their annual concert m th
Parochial Hall, Edenderry, towards the end <
November. Tickets announcing the date "rl
be issued in the m eantim e. The members hav
been busy for some tim e arranging and practu
ing w hat will, no doubt, prove to be a very inte
esting and entertaining programme. The Pr<
ceeds will be in aid of the funds of the organic

Parish Register for October.

Baptism s
The following were B aptised in the Parish (Jhurcli on October 5th, 1935:—

Pickering—M argaret, daughter of Ajlbert E d ­
ward and M argaret Dilworth Pickering, of Edw ard St., Portadown.

Sponsors—Albert Edw ard Pickering, Frances
Magowan and L etitia Neill.

Alexander*—Rachel Catherine, daughter of
W illiam Jam es and M argaret Jane Alexander, of Edenderry.

Sponsors—Mary Campbell, M argaret Jane Alexander.
Fletcher Harold Sidney, son of Thomas Jam es

and Sarah M yrtle Fletcher, of Le- vaghery.
Sponsors—Jan e E liza Fletcher, Sarah M yrtle Fletcher.

Simpson—Edward, son of David W illiam and
H anah Jane Simpson, of Edenderry.

Sponsors H annah Jane Magee, H annah Jane Simpson.
Received into the Congregation.

Whiteside—Oct. 5th, Mary, daughter of Fergu­
son and M ary W hiteside, of E denderry

Sponsors Anne Greenaway, M ary W hiteside.

iummerville and Forbes— Oct. 22nd, 1935,
Robert Summerville, of Hacknahay, to
Rebecca Forbes, of Hacknahay.

Nesbitt— Oct. 28th, (Kenneth H arold Nesbitt,

of Levaghery, aged 4 m onths.
Death of Lord Carson.

The people of Seagoe, as well as of th e rest of
: “ter will deeply regret the death of U lster’s
tylendid friend and defender, Lord Carson. On
'is last visit to Portadown, when he addressed
^great m eeting in the Shamrock P ark grounds,
'«e Rector had a conversation with him. H e
#,as greatly pleased when he heard th a t the
,rw-known saying about the Hom e Rule Bill
W Portadown originated in the Parish of Sea-
ï°e Lord Carson’s burial in the Cathedral at
Belfast was very fitting and will draw further
Mention to th a t sacred building, which has be-
3»me a great religious centre in recent years.

Twenty-five Years Ago.
OCTOBER, 1910.

, ^ le copy of the M agazine for October, 1910.
■ontains an in teresting portra it and autograph

Mr. John W alker, more fam iliarly knowTn as
lerk” W alker. H e acted as Parish Clerk in

eagoe Parish from the year 1825 to 1873.
ere 18 a lengthy reference to his life and work. ‘

His father also acted as Parish Clerk for some
years, besides being. agent to Sir Francis Mac-
naghten. The annual H arvest Thanksgiving
Services in the Parish Church are announced,
also a list of d istrict H arvest Services to be
held in Tamnificarbet, Hacknahay, Carne and
Drumgor. Seven Baptism s are recorded, one
m arriage and four burials. Arrangem ents are
mentioned for the erection of a memorial to the
late Rector, the Very Rev. Dean Dawson. The
memorial to be the addition of a new wing to
the Seagoe Parochial School. The G irls’
Friendly will open their winter Session with a
united Service in the Parish Church. Mr. Robt.
T Montgomery is congratulated on obtaining a
silver and a bronze m edal at a recent grocers’ Exhibition in London.

I he local m atter begins with a reference to

W inter organisations. A m eeting of the newly-
formed Com m unicants’ Union is announced to
be held in the Parochial Hall. Week night
Bible Classes for m en are arranged to be held
in Bocombra, Tam nificarbet and H acknahay.
Six Baptism s are recorded, two m arriages and
three burials. Reference is m ade to the death
of Constable M itten. Canon Grierson, Rector
of Seapatrick, was the preacher a t the H arvest
Thanksgiving Service in the Parish Church on
the Thursday evening. The Rev. R. D. P a tte r­
son preached on the Sunday of the H arvest at
both Morning and Evening Prayer. The solo in
the anthem was taken by Miss Amy W alker.
D istrict H arvest Services were held in Tamnifi­
carbet and H acknahay. Major Blacker is con­
gratu lated on his election as a m em ber of the
Diocesan Council. The opening m eeting of the
B and of Hope is announced. The Old Seagoe
Notes refer to Wolves in Seagoe. There is a
note on a former Parish Clerk, Woolsev
Sm urphett, and a list of Churchwardens of the Parish in the eighteenth century.

The Annual Report.
The annual report has now been completed

and will be distributed without delay through­out the Parish.
The Paroch ia l H all.

In last m on th’s issue we published a lis t of
subscriptions made towards defraying the ex­
penses of the im provem ents recently carried out
in the Parochial H all, Edenderry. ’ The follow­
ing sum s have '^ince |been ireceived :—Jam es Wilson, 5/-, John D erm ott, 10/-.

The Rev. J . H am ilton, curate of Donacloney,

will (D .V .) preach in the Parish Church on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 3rd.

We have had many severe storm s lately.
During one of them two large trees were blown
down in the Glebe lands at the Rectory. One
was an elm planted in 1740 and the other a poplar planted in 1826.* * *

Mr. Victor B. Collins, a successful solicitor
in New York and a relative of the Dickson
family on the Lurgan Road, is very proud of
his connection with Seagoe and hopes before
long to pay it a visit. H e was born in America.
His m other, who still lives, was Dickson to her maiden name.* * * *

The clergy from neighbouring Parishes have
given very kind help a t the Parish Church dur­
ing the R ector’s illness.

* * • •

Serious defects in the furnace chim ney at
Seagoe School have recently been carefully re- pàirèd. * * *

Captain Blacker, who has inherited Carrick
Blacker, paid a visit to Seagoe last month.* ❖ * *

New houses are being built in the townlands
of Knock and Seagoe Upper.* * *

M any new families have recently come to
reside in the Parish. W e welcome them to our
m idst. W e hope th a t they will, w ithout delay,
share fully in our parochial life.* * *

We congratulate B e tty Kearns, of Kijlico-
maine, in gaining fourth place in County Scholar­
ship examination. There were over one hun­
dred competitors.

H OL Y C O M M U N I O N 1st S unday af te r Morning
P rayer ; 3rd Sunday at 8 a .m . , and on t h e Chief

H O L Y B A P T IS V 1 —1st Sa tu rday of cach M o nth at 3
p m . , and during any Service in the Parish C h u rc h ,
notice be given ; Two Sponsers at least are requ ired
and they m ust be Confirmed Members of the C h u rc h .
C hurchings are held a t each Baptism. M others a r e
expected to b ring a thankoff.ering. (See Book of
Common Prayer. >

M O R N I N G P R A Y E R - Sundays and Chief Festivals,
11-30 a.m .E V E N I N G P R A Y E R — Sundays, 7 p.m

D I ST RI C i S E P V I C t S H a c k n a h a y —Last San da / of M o n t t a t 3-30 p .m.
D r u m g o r — ï ccond unday of M onth at 4 p.rr
E d e n d e r r y — W e d n e ;d a y s a i 8 p .m .

____________ ______ hEAGO E PA RIS H
Old Seagoe Notes.

An Interesting Seagoe Relic.—The followin
account of a very interesting Seagoe relic aj
peared in a recent issue of “ The Portadow
Xews” :— “ A resident in the parish of Kriocl
namuckley possesses’ a grandfather’s clock t!
case of which was made from the wood of tli
pulpit of Old Seagoe Church. The pulpit wt
a conspicuous feature in the old church now
ruin, and it is said to have had inscribed upo
it the date 1666, being the year in which th
old church was ré-bïiilt by Valentine. Black*
after its destruction in the rebellion of 164]
The clock was made by George J . Black, of Lui
gan, to the order of W m. Dynes, of Shane Hi]
on the occasion of his marriage to a namesat
of his own, nam ed Nancy Dynes. The cloc
keeps excellent tim e and is m uch prized by it
possessor. The case is highly polished. Th
fcood is very sound and is of oak of a dark co
our. The tim ber from which it was made is a
least '270 years old. W m . Dynes, for whom th
clock was originally made, died about 60 year
ago at an advanced age.” The Rector heard (
this clock m any years ago and was kindly show
it by its owner, who then lived near Blear
Cross. The tim bers in the Old Church wer
very well preserved and when the Church wa
dismantled about 1816 they were purchased b
parishioners. Some of them were used in oui
buildings at the Rectory and are still in a goo
sta te of preservation. A parishioner who live
in Drumnagoon had a chair which was mad
from some of the tim ber. Perhaps some of ou
readers know of sim ilar relics and could infori us of them .


B I B L E C L A S S FOR M E N in E dend erry onSundays at 10 a .m .
S U N D A Y S C H O OL S 10 a m. Edenderry Parochial

H a l l and Seagoe Schoo ' . 3 p .m . Seagoe, Edenderry
Parochial Hal l , t .evagherv , H ac kn ah a y , Carne,
D rum gor, Bocombra.

M O T H E R S ’ U N I O N —2nd Tuesday of each month
kt 7-30 p .m .

C H U R C H L A D S ’ B WI GADE in the fa ro ch ia l Hall
on Tuesdays and Fridays.

G I R L S ’ F R I E N D L Y S O C IE T Y in Seagoe School on
M ondays at 8 p.m .

S E A G O E P . E . SCHOOf , 9-15 a.m. Principal— Mr.
K. Scott .

C L A S S E S , & c .

M A R R I A G S must be performed between 8 a.m. and 3 p m - Licenses are issued by Rev. Canon Hannon,
Rectory, L u r g u . D ue notice (48 haurs) mus be given to the Rec tor of intended wrddings. F E E S —By License—
Labourers 5/ i r ad esm en 10/-, M erchants and Farm ers IS/- , Professional, £1 By Banns 5/-. F U N E R A L S will be
a t tended by the Clergy if p roper notice be given. S IC K C A S E S should be notified to the Clergy w ithout delav.
F E E S F O R C E R T I F I C A T E S B A P T IS M 3/7, Children iFactory) 1 / - and 2/ (non-residents); M A R R A G E 3/7-
An extra Saaroh Fee is chargeab le in carta in cases I t will be a he lp to the Clergy if they are notified of the
arriva l of new C hurch families in th e Parish.

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