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Stapleford Sacred Harp Singing

St. Luke’s Church, Stapleford, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The 11th annual Stapleford Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Helen Brown leading 52t. Michael Walker offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Helen Brown 171; Ian West 445; Dave Richardson 30t; Margaret Gillanders 313t; Ted Brown 77b; Ruth Steggles 73b; Aldo Ceresa 39t; Sarah West 370; Chris Brown 211; Carmel Wood 430; Sheila Girling Macadam 506; Michael Walker 104; Judy Whiting 72b; Jacqui Selby-Macleod 131b; Edwin Macadam 168; Rosalind Oldham 84; Shelby Sampson 162; Hannah Land 67; Helen Brown 534; Ian West 98 (CB); Margaret Gillanders 505 (CB); Ted Brown 54t (CB); Sarah West 288.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Helen Brown; Secretaries—Margaret Gillanders and Rosalind Oldham; Arranging Committee—Dave Richardson and Ian West.


Dave Richardson brought the class back together by leading 274b. Leaders: Rosalind Oldham 575 (CB); Aldo Ceresa 422; Carmel Wood 45t; Chris Brown 38b; Sheila Girling Macadam 377; Jacqui Selby-Macleod 179; Michael Walker 129; Judy Whiting 456; Shelby Sampson 276.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Ted Brown, and the following deceased were remembered: Margaret Clay, David Williams, Johnny Collins, Stan Shaw, Ann Cox, Florence Mellor, Vicky Agezo, Audrey Nathan, Graham Goddard, Rose Adelaide Baker, Trevor Sanderson, Marie Holloway, Eric Mogensen, David Lee, Katherine Anne Warren (New York), Denson Hinton (Alabama), Bill Reynolds (Tennessee), John Etheridge (Florida), James Oss (Indiana), Jimmie Denney (Georgia), Odella Whitmore (Georgia), Peter Phillips, David, Madeleine, Arthur, Mansell, Lucy.

The names on the sick and housebound list were read as follows: Alan Jackson, John Plunkett (Georgia), Richard DeLong (Georgia), Paul Ruth, Neil Henderson, Glyn Roberts, David Daykin, Cath Tyler, Byron Tyler, Chris Wood, Uncle Basil, Tom Hodgkinson, Diane Davis, Jean Eastwood, Harry Carpenter, Carl Lawrence, Muriel Geraghty, Maureen Gamlin, Bernice and Edward. Ted Brown led 77t for all those named, and Helen Brown closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Edwin Macadam 441; Hannah Land 373; Ian West 101b; Margaret Gillanders 571 (CB); Aldo Ceresa 214; Rosalind Oldham 480; Carmel Wood 472; Chris Brown 466; Helen Brown 50b. Hannah Land asked the blessing on the mid-day meal.


Dave Richardson called the class to order for the afternoon session by leading 566. Leaders: Sarah West 432; Sheila Girling Macadam 556; Michael Walker 103; Jacqui Selby-Macleod 141; Ted Brown 339; Judy Whiting 499 (CB); Shelby Sampson 497; Edwin Macadam 528; Hannah Land 457; Ruth Steggles 490; Ian West 105; Margaret Gillanders 182; Aldo Ceresa 227; Helen Brown 157; Rosalind Oldham 488t (CB); Chris Brown 324; Carmel Wood 535; Dave Richardson 347; Sarah West 89; Sheila Girling Macadam 330b.


Michael Walker convened the class by leading 135. Leaders: Jacqui Selby-Macleod 282; Ted Brown 496; Judy Whiting 273; Rob Mahoney 454; Shelby Sampson 474; Edwin Macadam 236; Hannah Land 216; Ruth Steggles 148; Chris Brown 277; Margaret Gillanders 278t; Aldo Ceresa 550; Helen Brown 319; Ian West 140 (CB); Rosalind Oldham 127; Dave Richardson 38t (CB); Carmel Wood 272; Sarah West 88t; Michael Walker 410b; Sheila Girling Macadam 415; Jacqui Selby-Macleod 512; Ted Brown 546.

Following announcements and thanks, Helen Brown led “The Christian’s Love” as the closing song. Anne Hayto offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Helen Brown; Secretaries—Margaret Gillanders and Rosalind Oldham