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Lewes Sacred Harp Singing Day

South Malling Parish Church, Lewes, Sussex, United Kingdom

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The annual Lewes Sacred Harp Singing Day was called to order by Rachel Jordan leading 34b. The opening prayer was offered by Rob Mahoney.

Leaders: Nick Hall 535; Steve Fletcher 47t; Michael Walker 32b; Sofi Mogensen 52t; Rob Mahoney 107; Helen Brown 171; Rebecca Over 421; Edwin Macadam 59; Ted Brown 225t; Stephen Biggs 178; Tony Singleton 117; Sheila Girling Macadam 192; Rachel Jordan 36b; Nick Hall 155; Steve Fletcher 324; Michael Walker 426t; Sofi Mogensen 28t; Rob Mahoney 49b; Helen Brown 39b; Rebecca Over 562; Edwin Macadam 534; Ted Brown 312b; Stephen Biggs 45t; Tony Singleton 496; Sheila Girling Macadam 500; Rachel Jordan 280.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Rachel Jordan; Secretaries—Nick Hall, Sofi Mogensen, and Rebecca Over; Memorial Committee—Rob Mahoney, Steve Fletcher, and Lesley White.

RECESS

Nick Hall called the class back to order leading 145b. Leaders: Michael Walker 460; Steve Fletcher 106; Sofi Mogensen 135; Rob Mahoney 86; Helen Brown 349; Adrian Bolge 370; Rebecca Over 532; Edwin Macadam 538; Jill Thompson 299; Ted Brown 72b; Stephen Biggs 276; Tony Singleton 163b; Sheila Girling Macadam 564; Rachel Jordan 384; Nick Hall 455; Paul Setford 415; Michael Walker 456; Steve Fletcher 472; Rob Mahoney 159; Sofi Mogensen 65; Rebecca Over 208; Edwin Macadam 528; Helen Brown 200; Ted Brown 338; Stephen Biggs 288. Milly Murphy offered grace before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Sheila Girling Macadam leading 523. Leaders: Paul Setford 501; Jill Thompson 504; Adrian Bolge 73b; Michael Walker 336; Nick Hall 464; Rachel Jordan 168; Helen Brown 157; Sofi Mogensen 31t; Edwin Macadam 181.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Rob Mahoney in honor of the following deceased: Mollie Wiggs, Joyce Over, Joe Hall, John Champkin, George Malcher, Ernestine Pipkin, Judith Bowness, Peter Nock, Glynne Williams, Marion Biggs, Edgar Bateson, Rose Chudley, Jenny Reeves, Suzanne Parker, Lisbeth Poulsen, Alan Cooper and Betty Thompson. Rob led 47b in their memory.

Steve Fletcher spoke for the sick and housebound and Lesley White read their names as follows: Peter Schoongans, George Holland, Charlie Derleth, Derek Winstanley, John Merritt, Constance Lightbody, Maureen Jones, Marjorie Franks, Maureen Gamlin, Mei Leung, David Stewart, Jacky Kennedy, and Lionel Wollenberg. Martin Williams offered a prayer and Steve Fletcher led 196.

Leaders: Sheila Girling Macadam 475; Ted Brown 176b; Steve Fletcher 146; Rebecca Over 381.

RECESS

The class was recalled by Jill Thompson leading 99. Leaders: Rob Mahoney 209; Stephen Biggs 497; Adrian Bolge 480; Paul Setford 40; Rachel Jordan 474; Nick Hall 502; Steve Fletcher 481; Michael Walker 521; Sofi Mogensen and John Taylor 228; Rebecca Over 371; Stephen Biggs 515; Adrian Bolge 68b; Jill Thompson 454; Paul Setford 273; Helen Brown 182; Rob Mahoney 70t; Edwin Macadam 236; Ted Brown 97; Sheila Girling Macadam 198.

Announcements were made. Rachel Jordan thanked all who had helped in any way to make this singing possible, and then led 347 as the closing song. Edwin Macadam offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Rachel Jordan; Secretaries—Nick Hall, Sofi Mogensen, and Rebecca Over