Seagoe Parish Magazine
Rev. J. W, Appelbe, M.A.,
Rev. W. F. Hayes, B.A., L.Th.,
The Bungalow, Lower Seagoe.
Rector's—JOHN H. TWINEM.
THE CLERGY WILL ESTEEM IT A FAVOUR
IF IN CASES OF SICKNESS THEY ARE
CALENDAR FOR SEPTEMBER.
September 5th—15th Sunday after Trinity.
September 12th—16th Sunday after Trinity.
September 19th—17th Sunday after Trinity.
September 21st St. Matthew.
September 26th—18th Sunday after Trinity.
Harvest Festival in Hacknahay School.
September 27th— Harvest Festival in Hacknahay, at 8 p.m.
September 29th—St. Michael and all Angels.
COLONEL BLACKER MEMORIAL.
Mrs. E. Blacker, of Chideock Manor,
Bridport, is erecting a mural tablet in
memory of her husband, the late Colonel
Blacker, in Seagoe Parish Church. The
Lord Primate, the Most Rev. C. F. D'arcy,
has promised to dedicate it on Tuesday,
5th October. Further details of this service
will be announced in Church later.
MR. GEORGE WILSON.
It was with regret that we heard of the
accident to Mr. George Wilson. As a result
of a cycle skid he sustained a nasty
fall. We are glad to know that he is making
satisfactory progress and he has our
best wishes for a speedy recovery.
The annual Harvest Thanksgiving Services
will be held in Hacknahay School on
Sunday, September 26th, at 3.30 p.m., and
on Monday, September 27th, at 8 p.m.
The details as to preachers, etc., will be
VISITORS FROM CANADA AND U.S.A.
Many former parishioners, now living
abroad, visited Seagoe this summer. They
include Mrs. Best, of Hamilton, Ontario,
and Mrs. Montgomery, of Winnipeg. They
have been on a visit to their father, Mr.
John Flannigan, of Edenderry. Mrs,
Marks, of New York, formerly Miss Ena
Allen, has also been on a visit to her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Allen, of
Bridge Street. She travelled over with
her sister, Miss Florence Allen, whose
marriage to Mr. W. D. Rocke took place
last month. These visitors are now on
their return journey to their respective
homes. Our readers, to many of whom
their names are familiar, will join in wishing
them a safe and pleasant voyage.
SEAGOE VISITORS IN CANADA.
Mr. Robert Sherman, for the third time,
is holiday making in Canada. He is accompanied
by his brother, Mr. David
Sherman, It will be an experience of
much interest and pleasure.
We record, with much regret, this
month the death of Frederick Robinson,
of Ballyhannon. For some considerable
time he had been in failing health. His
last illness—a long, protracted one—was
borne with unfailing patience and hopefulness.
He was a very faithful member
of this parish. A regular attender of the
Church services, he also took a keen interest
in the Seagoe Men's Bible Class. He
was, moreover a most liberal supporter of
all that concerned the welfare of the
Church, which meant so much to him. He
took a deep interest in his home and was
a keen gardener. He rendered many years
of faithful service to the G.N. Railway and
was always extremely popular among the
workers. The large numbers present at
his funeral testified the esteem in which
he was held. Faithful in all things and
possessed of many fine qualities, his memory
will not soon be forgotten.
The passing of Joseph Wilson, of Ballymacrandle,
removes one who was very
popular in that part of the parish. For
many years he had been in indifferent
health. In spite of much suffering he retained
his bright spirit to the end.
Robert Guy, of Derryvore, was one of
our oldest parishioners. He was well-known.
Possessed of a kind, genial nature,
he was much respected and will be greatly
missed. To all who have been bereaved
we tender our sincere sympathy.
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HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICES.
The following list gives the provisional
dates of these Services:
Sunday, Sept. 26th, 3.30 pm Hacknahay.
Monday, Sept. 27th, 8 p.m. Hacknahay.
Sunday, Oct. 3rd, 3 30 pm Edenderry.
Monday, Oct. 4th, 8 p.m. Edenderry.
Sunday, Oct. 10th, 3.30 p.m. Drumgor.
Monday, Oct. 11th, 8 p.m. Drumgor.
Sunday, Oct. 10th, 3.30 Levaghery.
Monday, Oct. 11th, 8 p.m. Levaghery.
Sunday, Oct 17th, 3.30 p.m. Bocombra.
Monday, Oci 18th, 8 p.m. Bocombra.
Sunday, Oct. 17th, 3.30 p.m. Carne.
Monday, Oct. 18th, 8 p.m. Carne.
Thursday, Act. 21st, 8 p.m. Parish Church.
Sunday, Oct. 24th, 11.30 a.m. Parish Church.
3 p.m. Children. Parish Church.
7 p.m. Parish Church.
“Suffer little children to come unto Me, and
forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of
August 1st—Margaret, daughter of Robert Henry and Isabel Wilson,
4, Garland Avenue, Lurgan.
“Those whom God hath joined together let no man put asunder."
3rd August—William David Rocke, 75, Carrickblacker Road, Portadown,
and Florence Allen, 147, Bridge St., Portadown.
4th August—John Nelson, 117 Hillhead, Airdrie, Scotland, and Florence
McCleary, Balteagh, Portadown.
12th August—George Quinn, Ballynaghy, Portadown, and Emily Mayes,
25th August—James M'Knight, Kernan Portadown, and Elsie Williams
1st September—Edward George Clarke Artabracka, Portadown, and
Sarah Rose Jane Harra, 29, Watson St., Portadown.
" Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord
from henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit, that they
may rest from their labours."
30th July—Joseph Wilson, Ballymacrandle, aged 63 years.
13th August—Frederick Robinson, Ballyhannon, aged 55 years.
1st September—Robert Guy, Derryvore, aged 81 years.
The Seagoe Company of the Church
Lads' Brigade will begin its new Session
on Tuesday, 14th September. The Training Corps
will meet weekly in the Parochial Hall, Edenderry, on Tuesday at 7.30;
the Seniors on Tuesday, at 8.30. The Brigade at present, taken all round, is in a
more sound state and position than ever
before. This is in no small measure due
to the zeal and interest of the Commanding Officer and of other keen workers in
the Company. While we hope for many
new recruits, the principle of the C.L.B.
remains. It is not to hanker after members
but to seek for quality and thoroughness. The aim of the C.L.B. is to train up
active members of the Church, who will
also be worthy citizens of the State. The
General Headquarters of the organisation
insists on all its members attending each
week at the Service of their Parish
C.L.B. REFRESHMENT STALL.
On the occasion of the August Demonstration
held in Portadown, on Saturday,
August 28th, the officers and senior members of the Seagoe Company of the C.L.B.
ran a successful refreshment stall in the
Parochial Hall, Edenderry. They were
ably and generously supported by many
young ladies of the district. The proceeds
will go towards the funds of the Company,
THE C.L.B. AT HARROW.
Three Officers of the Seagoe Company
of the Church Lads' Brigade are at present attending the Officers' Training
Camp at Harrow. They are Lieut. D. Allen,
Lieut. J. Hynes and Sergeant-Major F.
Shanks. With some hundreds of the
Church Lads' Brigade Officers assembled
from all over England, Ireland, Scotland
and Wales, and from beyond the seas, they
are receiving a special and intensive
course of instruction for the working of
this organisation. With the exception Of
a few hours in the afternoon for recreation, the whole of each day is devoted to
lectures and practical training in the
various departments of CL.B. activities.
There, in addition to instruction from experts,
they have the benefit of the companionship
and of the collective experience of their
fellow-offcers from all over
the British Isles. This is a great privilege
and a unique opportunity. The experience
will be invaluable to our representatives.
On their return they will have
much to teach. Our Company, in the session
which lies ahead, will in no small
measure, realise the value of the Harrow
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The New Call from India's Villages.
Recent news in the papers has attracted
widespread attention to the untouchables
of India. We have read of great conferences of outcast
peoples who have decided to break away from Hinduism. We
have heard of mass movements towards
Christianity, and of the baptisms of tens
of thousands of converts in recent years.
We have followed with growing interest
the development of the young churches
in these rural areas, particularly in the
Dornakal and Travancore Dioceses. We
are therefore compelled to examine more
closely what is happening in India and to
see how far we are reaping the harvest
which has come. May we remind ourselves
at the outset that the prayers of a
hundred years are being answered, that
the labours of earlier missionaries who
spent their lives in the plains of India are
bearing fruit, and that we are entering
into their labours. We are trustees of a
great heritage, and it is our duty to hand
on to others the task, stronger and more
fruitful than we received it, that others
in turn may enter into our labours.
Who are the Untouchables?
The outcaste communities of India
number over sixty million. They are probably
of aborigine origin, but the story goes
back so far into the dim distance that it
is impossible to say how and when the
Hindu system fettered upon these people
the religious disabilities which made them
outcastes and yet members of the system.
Hinduism has ever kept them in servitude
and bondage, and has made the untouchables
feel that they are in the unhappy
condition because of sins committed in
some previous incarnation. As untouchables
they must not approach a caste
Hindu, they must not worship in the
temples, they are forbidden to draw water
from the same well as caste people, and
they are literally the serfs of the caste
communities. They are paid starvation
wages and their poverty is probably
greater than that of any other community
in the world.
What is happening among these people?
There is a ferment among the millions
Of outcastes to-day which is unique in
In October, 1935, Dr. Ambedkar, the
acknowledged leader of the depressed
classes, held a conference near Bombay at
Which ten thousand representatives of the
outcastes attended. He advised the entire
community to forsake Hinduism and
join some other religion. His words were:
Choose any religion which gives you
equality of status and treatment." Speaking
for himself he said: " I had the misfortune
of being born with the stigma of
untouchability, but it was not my fault; I
will not die a Hindu, for this is in my
power." The conference passed a resolution
advising all untouchables to forsake
Hinduism, but they did not say what
should replace their old faith.
Who is Dre Ambedkar?
Dr. Ambedkar, who is leading this
movement, is, as we have seen, of outcaste
origin. As a boy he was eager to learn,
and yet he was forbidden to enter the
school building because he was an out-
caste. He was made to sit outside the
building, but the windows were left open
so that by overhearing the teaching in the
school it was possible to pick up a
smattering of education. He proved a bright
boy, and later was enabled to go to a high
school, but there he had to sit on a bench
by himself. Through the aid of friends
he was sent to America and England for
further education, and in both these
countries he took degrees.
In England he studied law and was called to the Bar
at the Middle Temple. After ten years'
study abroad he returned to India, only to
find that he could not even rent a house
or a room because he was an outcaste.
This brilliant lawyer was treated as a
pariah because of the Hindu system. He
has lived through that period and is now
principal of the Law College in Bombay.
He represented the depressed classes at
the Round Table Conference in London.
What does India say to Dr. Ambedkar's
There is no doubt that there have been
important repercussions all over India
from the conference of untouchables. Mr.
Gandhi had previously carried on a campaign
for the removal of untouchability,
but he has signally failed because he clung
to the Hindu system which has been the
cause of the trouble.
In Travancore, the Ezhava community
are definitely on trek. They are a superior
type of " exterior" castes. Many of them
are educated; some are land owners,
others lawyers, doctors, officials, and
teachers; but they are excluded from the
temples and suffer from the disabilities
of the outcaste community. The leaders
of one section of these people, numbering
over 850,000, have waited on the Bishop
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in Travancore because they are anxious
that their entire community should
become Christian. This is by no means
entirely due to Dr. Ambedkar but to another
incident in a situation which is growing
in magnitude from day to day.
In the C.M.S. area of the Dornakal
Diocese there are no less than three hundred
villages appealing for teachers; they re-
present forty thousand people definitely
asking for baptism. The Bishop reckons
that probably about a million people in
his diocese are moving Christward.
In Hyderabad, Deccan, another
movement is in progress. The C.M.S. Missionary
at Aurangabad tells us that inquirers
are increasing all the time, and he adds:
We here have been feeling the burden of
success and it is becoming a very real
burden too. In each one of our six pastorates
new movements towards Christianity are
taking place, and there is an insistent,
urgent demand for more workers."
Similarly appeals for help have reached
us from the Punjab, where Canon Hares
has built up a far-reaching village
Christian movement based upon his central
station at Gojra. In the United Provinces
there are a number of movements among
the outcastes towards Christianity, and in
the Central Provinces we hear of three
different centres where people are seeking
for further instruction. So the story goes
on, each mail bringing in fresh news of
converts, and a growing
Church. Each mail adds to our responsibility,
and the appeal for additional help
becomes increasingly urgent.
How has this arisen?
It is not due to Dr. Ambedkar that this
spiritual revival has taken place, his campaign
is a mere incident in a much older
In the C.M.S. areas it goes
back to 1859, when a man named Venkayya
and a few friends from a village in
the Telugu country decided to try to find
God. The story of how they ultimately
met a C.M.S. missionary at Bezwada and
were baptized is told in a separate pamphlet.
They were the means of the conversion
of their own community of 200
people, and in this way they laid the
foundations of what is now the Dornakal Diocese.
We may gauge something of the progress
if we remember that in 1859 the
community consisted of four hungry, ill.
clad, outcaste men. By 1919 the
community had increased to 86,000 Christians
in the diocese, and by 1935 there were over
200,000 baptized Christians, and the
Church was increasing by over 10,000
In all the missions in
India of all societies, every month over
15,000 people are becoming Christians—
that is 180,000 a year, and the adherents
to Christianity are many times that number,
(To be continued next month.)
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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