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South Wales Singing

Gwehelog Methodist Church, Usk, United Kingdom

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Paul Wyatt conducted a short singing school. Chris Brown called the class to order by leading 34b. Benny Ross offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Chris Brown 324; Lin James 131b, 31t; Paul Wyatt 171, 125; Tony Parkinson 45t, 479; Benny Ross 31b, 278b; Judy Whiting 72b, 77b; Chris Brown 159; Lin James 503; Helen Brown 77t; Margaret Gillanders 76b; Ted Brown 47t.

RECESS

Benny Ross called the class back together leading 105. Leaders: Lin James 178; John Williams 274t; Tony Parkinson 75; Margaret Gillanders 350; Paul Wyatt 53; Ted Brown 35; Helen Brown 36b; Judy Whiting 150; Chris Brown 102; Benny Ross 99; John Williams 189; Margaret Gillanders 225t; Tony Parkinson 191; Paul Wyatt 168; Ted Brown 445; Helen Brown 349; Judy Whiting 492. Paul Wyatt offered thanks for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Chris Brown led 457 to call the class back to order. Leaders: Paul Wyatt 456; Benny Ross 318; John Williams 183; Helen Brown 365; Margaret Gillanders 472; Tony Parkinson 268; Ted Brown 546; Judy Whiting 466.

Chris Brown conducted the memorial lesson and spoke about the following deceased: John Champkin—Tenbury Wells; Linda Champ—Winchester; Mike Waterson—Robin Hoods Bay; Joan Sillito—Raglan; Mary Lambert Smith and George Holland—Georgia, USA; John Budd—Malvern; Sarah Jeshmukh—Worcester; Marion Biggs—Ringmer; and Keith Hammond—Broxbourne.

He also spoke on behalf of the following sick and housebound: Derek Winstanley, Philip Ralls, John Merritt, Travis Keeton, Maureen Gamlin, Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, Lonnie Rogers, Kay Conway, Cath Tyler, and Phil Tyler. He led 441, and Tony Parkinson offered a prayer.

Leaders: Benny Ross 66; Helen Brown 187.

RECESS

Paul Wyatt called the class to order leading 313t. Leaders: John Williams 504; Tony Parkinson 117; Margaret Gillanders 327; Ted Brown 108t; Helen Brown 157; Benny Ross 474; Paul Wyatt 128; Chris Brown 127; Judy Whiting 354t; John Williams 430; Margaret Gillanders 270; Helen Brown 384; Ted Brown 496; Paul Wyatt 475.

There was a short business meeting, in which it was agreed to meet again at Gwehelog on Saturday before the third Sunday in July, 2012.

Chris Brown led 347. Rev. Richard Gillion offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Chris Brown; Secretary—Margaret Gillanders