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Newcastle Sacred Harp Singing Day

St. Bartholomew’s Church Hall, Benton,
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The class was called to order by Benny Ross, who invited Sally Greaves-Lord to offer the opening prayer. He then welcomed the class and led 31b.

Leaders: Phil Tyler 39t; Sally Greaves-Lord 33b; Helen Brown 82t; Chris Brown 85; Paul Gailiunas 28b; Sarah West 370; Ted Brown 49b; Ian West 52t; Fynn Titford-Mock 299; Judy Whiting 371; Benny Ross 474; Phil Tyler 332; Sally Greaves-Lord 63; Chris Brown 354t; Helen Brown 378b; Paul Gailiunas 40; Sarah West 76b; Ted Brown 77t; Fynn Titford-Mock 71.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Benny Ross; Secretary—Sarah West.


Ian West called the class back together leading 32t. Leaders: Judy Whiting 540; Benny Ross 105; Sally Greaves-Lord 106; Phil Tyler 344; Chris Brown 271t; Sarah West 288; Paul Gailiunas 228; Helen Brown 276; Fynn Titford-Mock 86; Ted Brown 445; Ian West 324; Judy Whiting 150; Benny Ross 485; Sally Greaves-Lord 171; Phil Tyler 480; Chris Brown 277; Sarah West 224. Helen Brown gave thanks for the noon meal.


Helen Brown called the class to order leading 47t. Leaders: Paul Gailiunas 47b; Fynn Titford-Mock 481; Ted Brown 225t; Judy Whiting 72b; Ian West 67; Benny Ross 153; Sally Greaves-Lord 146; Phil Tyler 217; Sarah West 498.

Chris Brown conducted the memorial lesson and led 31t in memory of Cherry Shaw, Betty Reynolds, Jim Clay, Harry Simms, and Ron Lahav.

Sally Greaves-Lord spoke for the sick and housebound and led 147t in honor of Joyce Jew, Cath Tyler, John Hopkinson, Ros Clements, Carolyn Thompson, Maureen Gamlin, Gerda Lawrence, and Matt Price.

Leaders: Helen Brown 549; Paul Gailiunas 504; Fynn Titford-Mock 455.


Ted Brown called the class back together leading 111b. Leaders: Judy Whiting 273; Ian West 389; Benny Ross 350; Sally Greaves-Lord 29t; Phil Tyler 340; Sarah West 385b; Chris Brown 338; Fynn Titford-Mock 268; Helen Brown 300; Paul Gailiunas 107; Ted Brown 73b; Judy Whiting 318; Ian West 501; Sarah West 59; Phil Tyler 30b.

Benny Ross led 503 as the closing song. Ted Brown offered a closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Benny Ross; Secretary—Sarah West