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Stapleford Annual Sacred Harp Singing Day
The Ninth
St Luke's Church
Saturday, 8 November 2008

Singing was from the Sacred Harp 1991 Edition unless otherwise stated. CB = Cowper Book.

The annual Stapleford Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Helen Brown leading song on page 313t.  Michael Walker offered the opening prayer.

Leaders:  Ian West 30t;  Margaret Gillanders 36b;  Ted Brown 81t;  Ruth Steggles 31b;  Dave Richardson 48t;  Judy Whiting 350 (for Jean and Lynne Cousins);  Sarah West 335;  Michael Walker 35;  Linda Reed 300;  Chris Brown 211;  Sharon Langridge 171;  Richard Percival 312b;  Jacqui Selby-Macleod 32t;  Steve Welch 503;  Hannah Land 40;  David Moore 361;  Helen Brown 573 (CB);  Ian West 98 (CB);  Margaret Gillanders 5515 (CB) (sic);  Ted Brown 97;  Judy Whiting 129.


Dave Richardson brought the class back with 63. Leaders:  Sarah West 288;  Michael Walker 317;  Ruth Steggles 107;  Linda Reed 344;  Chris Brown 362;  Jacqui Selby-Macleod 314;  Sharon Langridge 47b;  Richard Percival 210;  Hannah Land 448t;  Steve Welch 501;  Margaret Gillanders 225t.

The Memorial Lesson was conducted by Ian West and song on page 28t was sung in honour of the following deceased:  Roy West,  Jane Selby,  Amanda Denson,  Dave Little,  Lee Rogers. Sharon Langridge read the names of the following Sick & Housebound and led 68b:  Jean Cousins,  Dorothy Williams,  Mel Browne,  Stanley Shaw,  Pete Wilkinson,  Kathy Armstrong,  Ivy Moore,  Elsie Batty, Eugene Forbes,  Mary Lambert Smith.  Helen Brown closed the Memorial by leading the class in prayer.

Leaders:  Helen Brown 534;  David Moore 478;  Judy Whiting 480;  Sarah West 324;  Michael Walker 399;  Linda Reed 268;  Ted Brown 496.  Anne Hayto asked the blessing on the mid-day meal.


Sarah West and Ian West called the class back by singing 148. Leaders:  Chris Brown 501 (CB);  Jacqui Selby-Macleod 282;  Dave Richardson 494;  Sharon Langridge 155;  Richard Percival 504;  Hannah Land 472;  Steve Welch 479;  Margaret Gillanders 270;  David Moore 452;  Ruth Steggles 571 (CB);  Ian West 102;  Helen Brown 143 (for Rosalind Oldham and Sheila and Edwin Macadam);  Michael Walker 234;  Linda Reed 99;  Judy Whiting 510;  Sarah West 89;  Chris Brown 267;  Sharon Langridge 106;  Gillian White 47t.


Dave Richardson re-convened the class singing 111t. Leaders:  Jacqui Selby-Macleod 127;  Ted Brown 569b;  Hannah Land 563 (CB);  Richard Percival 547;  Margaret Gillanders 182;  Ruth Steggles 86;  Steve Welch 287;  Helen Brown 349;  Linda Reed 147t;  Ian West 50b;  Judy Whiting 546;  Michael Walker 30b;  Sarah West 354b.

Following announcements and thanks, 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 and Sarah West;
Secretary Margaret Gillanders.


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