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West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Day

Haworth Methodist Church, Haworth,
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The 8th annual West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Day was held at Haworth Methodist Church in the United Kingdom, on Saturday before the third Sunday in November. Chris Brown began the day by leading 82t. John Hopkinson offered an opening prayer.

Leaders: Chris Brown 77b; Carmel Wood 270; Aldo Ceresa 56t; Maria Wallace 448t; Michael Walker 32b; Ros Clements 52t; Richard Percival 535; Ruth Steggles 73b; Hannah Land 99; Helen Brown 39b; Benny Ross 29t; Ted Brown 74b; Judy Whiting 171; Chris Brown 229; Aldo Ceresa 182; Carmel Wood 272; Michael Walker 58; Ros Clements 510; Maria Wallace 142; Ruth Steggles 198; Richard Percival 210.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Chris Brown; Secretaries—Jane Waltho and Cath Ingham.


Helen Brown called the class to order leading 33b. Leaders: Hannah Land 542; Ted Brown 72b; Judy Whiting 328; Benny Ross 105; Aldo Ceresa 456; Ros Clements 121; Michael Walker 213t; Ruth Steggles 75; Carmel Wood 472; Helen Brown 187; Phil Tyler 442; Richard Percival 565; Cath Tyler 551; Judy Whiting 212; Hannah Land 216; Ted Brown 496; Benny Ross 277; Chris Brown 49b; Maria Wallace 455; Aldo Ceresa 91; Michael Walker 214; Carmel Wood 48b; Phil Tyler 157; Chris Brown 34b; Ros Clements 35; Richard Percival 28b; Cath Tyler 153. Aldo Ceresa gave thanks for the noon meal.


Ruth Steggles called the class back to order leading 68b. Leaders: Helen Brown 475; Phil Tyler 477; Maria Wallace 457; Cath Tyler 480; Hannah Land 445; Ted Brown 339; Benny Ross 485; Judy Whiting 549.

Michael Walker conducted the memorial lesson and read the following names of the deceased: James Saunt, Peter Ogden, Kathleen Dunne, Tania Mathews, Jim Clay, Glyn Roberts, Denis Lucy, Oliver Rodgers, Sam Rushforth, Leo McGuigan, Chris Wood and Doug Garrett—UK; Frances Ceresa—Michigan; George Seiler—New York; Jerry Enright—Illinois; Mary Lambert Smith—Georgia; Morris Nowlin—Texas; Phyllis Bruce—Connecticut.

He also spoke for the following sick and housebound: Eileen Wilson, Maureen Gamlin, Dwight Diller, Don Bowen, Alan Jackson, Brian Butcher, Bob Meek, Gordon Corrick, Nancy Taylor, Malcolm Breckman, Kathryn Beaton, David George, Betty Hine, David Daykin, Kathy Armstrong and Lonnie Rogers. He led 340. Helen Brown closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Aldo Ceresa 499; Carmel Wood 31t; David Stow 452; Ros Clements 476; Helen Brown 392; Richard Percival 63; Ruth Steggles 323t; Cath Tyler 296.


Michael Walker called the class to order leading 145t. Leaders: Chris Brown 268; Maria Wallace 504; Judy Whiting and John Hopkinson 350; David Stow 84; Phil Tyler 440; Aldo Ceresa 227; Benny Ross 441; Hannah Land 481; Ted Brown 225t; David Stow 354b; Carmel Wood 107; Helen Brown 53; Michael Walker 306; Maria Wallace 318; Cath Tyler 430; Ruth Steggles 454; Benny Ross 299; Hannah Land 39t; Aldo Ceresa 380.

Chris Brown invited Aldo Ceresa to lead 62 with him as the closing song. John Hopkinson offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Chris Brown; Secretaries—Jane Waltho and Cath Ingham