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West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Day

Haworth Methodist Church, Haworth West Yorkshire,
United Kingdom

Saturday, November 19, 2005

The third annual West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Day was held at Haworth Methodist Church in the United Kingdom, on Saturday before the third Sunday in November. The day began with a one-hour singing school taught by Cath Tyler. The class received instruction in major and minor scales and sang 47t for practice.

RECESS

Chris Brown called the class back together leading 34b. Rev. Paul Sanderson led the opening prayer. Leaders: Judy Whiting 49b, 107; Mick Verrier 106, 272; Benny Ross 535, 173; Anna Baldini 299, 86; Phil Tyler 495, 330t; Sarah Pinney and Cath Tyler 74b; Helen Brown 48t, 278t; Paul Sanderson 268, 276; Cath Tyler 155, 448b; Mick Verrier 201, 148; Anna Baldini 159, 40. Helen Brown gave thanks for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The singing resumed with Chris Brown leading 503. Leaders: Chris Brown 441; Judy Whiting 569b, 474; Benny Ross 209, 178; Diane Sanderson 66, 117; Phil Tyler 442, 566.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Bob Schofield, who read the names of the deceased and led 28t in their memory: Stan Whiting, Mary Kellaway, Liese Brown, Alec Brown, Jim Kenyon, David Hollingsworth, John Birmingham, Joe Scurfield, Keith Morris, Barbara Foster, Wilma Elliot, Peter Whitehall, Brenda Anfield, Bob Boyes, Imogene Rose Giles, Lillian Biggs, Bill Rocken, Stanley Kos, Mary Turner, Peter Sumner, and Frank Wallace.

Judy Whiting spoke for the sick and housebound, read the names, and led 33b in their honor: Mike Walker, Hazel Walker, Vivienne Davinson, Christine Hopkinson, Dwight Diller, Jim Oss, Mark Jones, Sarah Bacon, Jessica Lloyd, and Pat’s mum. Cath Tyler closed the memorial and led 499b. Helen Brown led 354t and 99.

RECESS

Chris Brown called the singing back to order with 38b. Leaders: Phil Tyler 122; Paul Sanderson 198; Cath Tyler 430; Diane Sanderson 344; Benny Ross 291; Helen Brown 186.

In a short business session, singers voted to continue an annual singing in Haworth on the Saturday before the third Sunday in November.

Judy Whiting led 347 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Rev Paul Sanderson, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Chris Brown; Secretaries—Judy Whiting and Cath Tyler.