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New Year's Day Sacred Harp Singing
Methodist Chapel
1 January 2005

Singing was from the 1991 edition of The Sacred Harp unless otherwise stated.
CB = Cooper Book


The class was called to order by Helen Brown leading song on page 84 (for Ian West) and Ruth Steggles offered the morning prayer. Leaders: Dave Richardson 48t; Ruth Steggles 171; Chris Brown 206; Margaret Gillanders 559 (CB); David Stow 452; Gillian White 49t; Steve Fletcher 39t; Bernard Collard 49b; Helen Brown 507b (CB); Dave Richardson 488t (CB); Ruth Steggles 488b (CB); Chris Brown 503 (CB); Margaret Gillanders 511t (CB).


David Stow brought the class back together leading 148. Leaders: Gillian White 147t; Steve Fletcher 547; Bernard Collard 70t; Helen Brown 573 (CB).

Gillian White gave the Memorial Lesson and Dave Richardson led 278t for the following deceased: 150,000 plus, known or unknown from the Asian Tsunami disaster, John Branford, Mark Tindle, Trevor Withall, Yvonne Earle, Steven Mathieu (Penang, Malaysia), Cora Curtice, Sean Higgins, Benedice Blairrais.   Helen Brown led song on page 68b for the following sick and housebound: Amanda Denson Brady, Susie Hughes, Bob Martin, Pat Entwhistle, Peter Neaverson, Lena Gunter (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).  Leaders: Chris Brown 133 (CB); Margaret Gillanders 505 (CB); Bernard Collard 276, following which he gave thanks for the fellowship meal.


Phil Tyler brought the class to order leading song on page 274t. Leaders: Steve Fletcher 126; Ruth Steggles 178; David Stow 72b; Cath Tyler 460; Gillian White 503; Helen Brown 542; Chris Brown 448b; Margaret Gillanders 142; Bernard Collard 112; Steve Fletcher 312b; Phil Tyler 534; Ruth Steggles 299; David Stow 479; Cath Tyler 504; Gillian White 324; Helen Brown 38t (CB).


The class resumed singing with Dave Richardson and Bill Meakin leading 101t.

Leaders: Chris Brown (for Judy Whiting) 330b; Margaret Gillanders 336t (CB); Bernard Collard 362; Phil Tyler 162; Ruth Steggles 186; David Stow 152; Cath Tyler 568 (CB); Gillian White 34b; Dave Richardson 496.

Announcements were made and Helen Brown led 347 as the closing song. Gillian White offered the closing prayer and the class was dismissed.

Chairlady Helen Brown; Arranging Committee Dave Richardson; Secretary Margaret Gillanders.




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