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Northwest London Sacred Harp Singing

St. Mary’s Church, Parish Centre, Willesden, London, United Kingdom

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The 2nd Northwest London Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Michael Walker leading 45t. Michael Walker welcomed everyone present. The Rev. David Clues of St. Mary’s Church offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Michael Walker; Arranging Committee—Ian West and Sarah West; Secretaries—Margaret Gillanders and Judy Whiting.

Leaders: Judy Whiting 171; Ted Brown 47t; Margaret Gillanders 313t; Ian West 135; Helen Brown 422; Sarah West 299; Shelby Sampson 68b; Chris Brown 28b; Steve Fletcher 48t; Edwin Macadam 172; Sharon Langridge 63; Sheila Girling Macadam 272 (for Mick Verrier); Jacqui Selby-Macleod 82t; Michael Walker 89; Margaret Gillanders 203; Ted Brown 97; Sarah West 370; Judy Whiting 512.

RECESS

Ian West called the class back together by leading 276. Leaders: Helen Brown 39t; Chris Brown 476; Shelby Sampson 501; Edwin Macadam 472; Sharon Langridge 38b; Steve Fletcher 189; Sheila Girling Macadam 506; Jacqui Selby-Macleod 277; Michael Walker 192; Margaret Gillanders 503; Ted Brown 43; Sarah West 432; Ian West 105 (for Dave Richardson); Judy Whiting 527; Helen Brown 33t; Edwin Macadam 183 (for Rachel Jordan); Shelby Sampson 209; Chris Brown 35; Sharon Langridge 480; Steve Fletcher 65; Sheila Girling Macadam 168; Jacqui Selby-Macleod 131b. Catherine McArdle offered grace for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Margaret Gillanders brought the afternoon session to order by leading 84. Leaders: Michael Walker 134; Jan Lawrence 268; Ted Brown 445; Judy Whiting 511; Sarah West 430; Edwin Macadam 441; Shelby Sampson 474; Helen Brown 319; Ian West 312b; Steve Fletcher 383; Sharon Langridge 496; Jacqui Selby-Macleod 314; Sheila Girling Macadam 330b.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Chris Brown. The following deceased were remembered, and Chris led 510 in their memory: Jean Cousins, Margaret Clay, David Williams, Johnny Collins, David Little, Trevor Sanderson, Cecily Blunt, Stan Shaw, Gladys Buchanan, Deirdre Powell, Michael Bickel, Alf Reeves-Eastwood, and Jack Walne; John Etheridge—Florida; Denson Hinton—Alabama; Dr. Bill Reynolds—Tennessee; James Oss—Indiana; Marie Holloway—Maryland; Rose Adelaide Baker—Massachusetts.

The sick and housebound lesson was conducted by Maggie Eiseman-Renyard. The names of the sick and housebound included Alan Jackson, John Plunkett, Paul Ruth, Mel Browne, Helen Bushell, Leo McGuigan, Kathy Armstrong, Alex Stabler, Hannah Field, Lauren Stabler, David Lee (Essex, England), Maureen Gamlin, June Powell, Erik Mogensen, Sofi Mogensen, Dave Richardson, Anne Milne, and Jack. Michael Walker led 70t in their honor. Ted Brown offered prayer, and the memorial service was closed.

RECESS

Ted Brown called the class back to order leading 77t. Leaders: Margaret Gillanders 182; Edwin Macadam 236; Jan Lawrence 178; Judy Whiting 466; Chris Brown 479; Sarah West 547; Shelby Sampson 344; Helen Brown 345b; Steve Fletcher 481; Sheila Girling Macadam 442; Ian West 32t; Sharon Langridge 270; Jacqui Selby-Macleod 278t; Michael Walker 417.

Following announcements, Michael Walker led 62, the class took the parting hand, and Ted Brown offered the closing prayer. The class was dismissed.

Chairman—Michael Walker; Secretaries—Margaret Gillanders, Judy Whiting