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West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Day

Haworth Methodist Church, Haworth,
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The 7th annual West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Day was held at Haworth Methodist Church, in the United Kingdom, on Saturday before the third Sunday in November. Judy Whiting began the day by leading 146. Aldo Ceresa offered the opening prayer.

Leaders; Chris Brown 213t; Aldo Ceresa 39t; Michael Walker 134; Maria Wallace 171; John Seaton 47t; Hannah Land 81t; Sarah West 335; Cath Tyler 202; Shelby Sampson 297; Sharon Langridge 313b; Phil Tyler 388; Anne Eringa 542; Richard Percival 287; Chris Brown 267; Aldo Ceresa 478; Carmel Wood 312b; Michael Walker 53; John Seaton 276; Maria Wallace 142; Hannah Land 56b; Sarah West 405; Judy Whiting 34b.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairmen—Chris Brown and Judy Whiting; Secretaries—Rose Hudson and Cath Ingham.

RECESS

Phil Tyler called the class to order by leading 217. Michael Walker gave a short talk to mark the 200th anniversary of William Walker’s birth. In the course of this session, the leaders were Aldo Ceresa 45t; Judy Whiting 268 (SoH); Maria Wallace 122 (SoH); Carmel Wood 16 (SoH); Cath Tyler 61 (SoH); Helen Brown 127 (SoH); Phil Tyler 99 (SoH); Aldo Ceresa 204; Cath Tyler 83 (SoH); Helen Brown 78 (SoH); Chris Brown 19 (SoH). Chris thanked Michael for his presentation.

Leaders: Sharon Langridge 99; Ted Brown 49b; Benny Ross 29t; Helen Brown 436; Cath Tyler 216; Shelby Sampson 112; Anne Eringa 107; Richard Percival 344; Carmel Wood 472. John Seaton offered thanks for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Judy Whiting called the class back to order leading 350. Leaders: Michael Walker 387; Maria Wallace 455; Ted Brown 74b; Helena Davenport 86; Benny Ross 474; Helen Brown 396; Chris Brown 362; Aldo Ceresa 522; Hannah Land 30t.

Sharon Langridge conducted the memorial lesson and read the following names of the deceased: Marie Holloway, David Williams, Margaret Clay, Johnny Collins, Stan Shaw, John Etheridge, Bill Reynolds, Denson Hinton, Jimmie Denney, Ann Cox, Audrey Nathan, Florence Mellor, Maurice Wilson, Alex McClean, Graham Goddard, and Jim Oss.

Sharon read the names of the sick and housebound: John Plunkett, Evelyn Harris, John Hobson, Alan Jackson, Paul Ruth, Neil Henderson, Glyn Roberts, Maureen Gamlin, Zoe Massey, Brenda Knudssen, Leo McGuigan, Kathy Armstrong, Ron Lahav, Chris Wood, Simon Dumpleton, Jock and Susan Knight, Roy Thompson and John Hopkinson. She led 31t and offered prayer.

Leaders: Sarah West 101t; John Seaton 128; Phil Tyler 131t; Shelby Sampson 38b; Anne Eringa 481; Richard Percival 210; Carmel Wood 448t; Cath Tyler 448b; Michael Walker 306; Maria Wallace 159; Benny Ross 196; Judy Whiting 212.

RECESS

Helen Brown called the class to order leading 270. Leaders: Chris Brown 277; Helena Davenport 56t; Ted Brown 418; Aldo Ceresa 383; Hannah Land 507; Sharon Langridge 515; John Seaton 192; Shelby Sampson 504; Anne Eringa 67; Carmel Wood 48b.

Chris Brown and Michael Walker led 62 as the closing song. Cath Tyler offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairmen—Chris Brown and Judy Whiting; Secretaries—Rose Hudson and Cath Ingham