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New Year’s Day Singing

Holy Trinity Church, Mapperley, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The class was called to order by Helen Brown leading 34b. Margaret Gillanders offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Helen Brown; Arranging Committee—Judy Whiting and Chris Brown; Secretary—Margaret Gillanders.

Leaders: Michael Walker 31t; Judy Whiting 312t (for Tony Parkinson); Margaret Gillanders 39t; Ted Brown 313t; Rosalind Oldham 84; Gillian White 47t; Benny Ross 128; Ruth Steggles 82t; Cath Saunt 38b; Linda Holmes-Davies 268; Chris Brown 277; Nadine Wills 38t; Helen Brown 563 (CB) (for Michael McGuigan); Margaret Gillanders 505 (CB); Michael Walker 54t (CB); Rosalind Oldham 199 (CB); Gillian White 573 (CB); Ted Brown 49b; Ruth Steggles 575 (CB); Benny Ross 166; Cath Saunt 63; Chris Brown 29b; Nadine Wills 500 (CB); Linda Holmes-Davies 178. Rosalind Oldham asked the blessing on the mid-day meal.


Hannah Land reconvened the class by leading 559 (CB). Leaders: Judy Whiting 268b (CB); Rosalind Oldham 140 (CB); Michael Walker 103; Helen Brown 142 (for Maria Wallace); Lyn James 235; Margaret Gillanders 98 (CB); Cath Saunt 159; Chris Brown 319; Gillian White 497; Ted Brown 81t; Hannah Land 137 (CB); Nadine Wills 339; Benny Ross 540; Ruth Steggles 496.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Gillian White. The following deceased were remembered: Margaret Robinson, Jill Herbert, Marie Ivey, Linda Champ, Barbara Crawford, Gordon Corrick, Travis Keeton, Philip Hunt, Sally Joy Dennis, Grandma Symington, Mike Waterson, Elaine Newton, Phillip Higgins, Alex Cowan, Geoffrey Rossman, and David Ingham.

The following sick and housebound were named: Maureen Gamlin, Michael McGuigan, Steve Fletcher, Lonnie Rogers, Brenda Grimshaw, Tony Parkinson, Sue Reynolds, Maggie Watson, Albert Day, David Daykin, Tony Benson, Geordie Tyrell, Roger Norman, Henry Carr, Peter Schoonjans, and Maria Wallace. Michael Walker led 152, and closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Helen Brown 503; Hannah Land 399t.


The class was called back together by Rosalind Oldham leading 488t (CB). Leaders: Linda Holmes-Davies 209; Michael Walker 376 (for Steve Fletcher); Margaret Gillanders 318; Cath Saunt 163b; Ted Brown 97 (for Lonnie Rogers); Nadine Wills 48t; Benny Ross 571 (CB); Chris Brown 441; Ruth Steggles 313b; Helen Brown 276; Gillian White 107; Hannah Land 430; Rosalind Oldham 45t (for Lonnie Rogers); Margaret Gillanders 472; Ted Brown 77t.

Following announcements and thanks, Helen Brown led 347 as the closing song. Rev. Simon White dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairperson—Helen Brown; Secretary—Margaret Gillanders