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South Yorkshire Singing

Wood Lane Countryside Centre,
Stannington, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Saturday, February 25, 2012

The annual South Yorkshire Sacred Harp singing day was held at the Wood Lane Countryside Centre, Stannington, on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in February. The class was called to order by Sarah West leading 31b. Michael Walker offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Margaret Gillanders 39t; Ian West 84; Helen Brown 313t; Chris Brown 82t; Judy Whiting 171; Ted Brown 81t; Carmel Wood 270; Scott DePoy 448t; Liz Meitzler 142; Michael Walker 103; Colleen Jones 503; Michael McGuigan 31t; Jeannette DePoy 475; Ewan Paterson 163b; Maria Wallace 274t; Joe Vickers 178; Hannah Land 384; Phil Tyler 139.

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


Ruth Steggles brought the class back to order by leading 148. Leaders: Benny Ross 421; Nadine Wills 445; Richard Percival 43; Cath Tyler and Byron Tyler 146; Jo Ellis 40; Ted Brown 391; Margaret Gillanders 564; Ian West 480; Liz Meitzler 30t; Scott DePoy 48t; Judy Whiting 354t.

Michael McGuigan conducted the sick and housebound lesson, leading 68b for Violet Thomason, Cathy White, Brenda Grimshaw, Tony Parkinson, Eugene Forbes, Cath Saunt, David Daykin, Roy Payne, Charlotte Walker, Kathy Armstrong, Maureen Gamlin, and Nan Elliott.

Ted Brown conducted the memorial lesson, leading 97 in memory of Lonnie Rogers, Stan Reeve, Peter Schoongans, Marie Ivey, Linda Champ, Barbara Crawford, Gordon Corrick, Joe Reynolds, and Phillip Higgins. Hannah Land offered a prayer to close the memorial lesson.

Leaders: Helen Brown 389; Chris Brown 72b; Jeannette DePoy 328; Ewan Paterson 277; Sarah West 424. Joe Vickers said grace for the midday meal.


Hannah Land began the afternoon session by leading 278b. Leaders: Michael Walker 41; Carmel Wood 195; Michael McGuigan 156; Colleen Jones 46; Maria Wallace 159 (for Cath Saunt); Phil Tyler 428; Joe Vickers 288; Ruth Steggles 454; Nadine Wills 133; Benny Ross 299; Richard Percival 361; Cath Tyler 556; Jo Ellis 186; Margaret Gillanders 534; Scott DePoy 201; Sarah West 430; Ted Brown 546; Liz Meitzler 67; Ian West 29t; Jeannette DePoy 99; Judy Whiting 492; Helen Brown 365; Ewan Paterson 49b.


Chris Brown called the class to order leading 128. Leaders: Hannah Land 319; Carmel Wood 447; Michael Walker 434; Liz Meitzler 112; Cath Tyler 367; Ted Brown 77t; Maria Wallace 209; Phil Tyler 442; Michael McGuigan 515; Nadine Wills 339; Benny Ross 474; Ian West 501; Ruth Steggles 472; Richard Percival 168; Scott DePoy and Jeannette DePoy 318.

Sarah West led 56t as the closing song. Helen Brown dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Sarah West; Secretary—Margaret Gillanders