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Goodshaw Sacred Harp Singing Day

Goodshaw Baptist Church,
Crawshawbooth, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The 3rd session of the Goodshaw Sacred Harp Day was held at Goodshaw Baptist Church in the United Kingdom on Saturday before the second Sunday in May. Ted Brown began the day by leading 33b. Harry Sidebottom welcomed singers back to the church and offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Judy Whiting 77b; Margaret Gillanders 36b; Michael Walker 57; Hannah Land 56b; Ewan Paterson 49b; Nadine Wills 535; Helen Brown 39b; Joe Vickers 317; Fynn Titford-Mock 201; Judy Whiting 523; Michael Walker 30b; Margaret Gillanders 39t; Ted Brown 47t; Hannah Land 56t; Ewan Paterson 274t.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Ted Brown; Secretaries—Margaret Gillanders and Colin Higgins; Memorial Leader—Michael Walker.


Helen Brown called the class back together by leading 171. Leaders: Joe Vickers 63; Nadine Wills 313b; Fynn Titford-Mock 274b; Judy Whiting 28b; Michael Walker 55; Ted Brown 278t; Ewan Paterson 178; Margaret Gillanders 373; Hannah Land 383; Helen Brown 432; Joe Vickers 68b; Nadine Wells 457; Fynn Titford-Mock 88t; Hannah Land 81t; Margaret Gillanders 225t; Ted Brown 111b; Ewan Paterson 277; Nadine Wills 141; Joe Vickers 34b; Michael Walker 436. Nadine Wills gave thanks for the noon meal.


Fynn Titford-Mock called the class back to order and led 143. Leaders: Helen Brown 187; Hannah Land 61; Margaret Gillanders 475; Ted Brown 176b; Ewan Paterson 59; Nadine Wills 80t; Judy Whiting 441; Joe Vickers 481; Michael Walker “Goodshaw”; Fynn Titford-Mock 425.

Michael Walker conducted the memorial lesson and read the following names of the deceased: Gordon Corrick—Hull; Joe Reynolds—Denmead; Lonnie Rogers—Georgia, USA; Marie Ivey—Alabama, USA; Dr. Julietta Haynes—Tennessee, USA; Peter Schoojens—Sweden; Philip Higgins—Oldham; Maureen Gamlin—Derby; Beryl Head—Bolton.

He also spoke for the following sick and housebound: Brenda Grimshaw, Tony Parkinson, Pauline McPartland, Chris Brown, Charlotte Walker, Benny Ross, and Lynn James. He led 435, and offered a prayer.

Leaders: Hannah Land 399t; Helen Brown 392; Ted Brown 77t; Ewan Paterson 159; Margaret Gillanders 472; Nadine Wills 156; Judy Whiting 354t.


Judy Whiting called the class to order leading 71. Leaders: Joe Vickers 501; Michael Walker 456; Hannah Land 198; Fynn Titford-Mock 188; Helen Brown 268; Margaret Gillanders 546; Nadine Wills 163b; Joe Vickers 503; Ewan Paterson 117; Ted Brown 515.

Judy Whiting and Ted Brown led 323t. John Hopkinson offered a closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

After the close, a group of singers visited the Goodshaw Baptist Church Old Chapel and sang, sitting in the square singer’s pew. Leaders: Hannah Land 30t; Werner Ullah 339; Michael Walker 31t; John Hopkinson 350; Mark Read 230; Joe Vickers 448t; Nadine Wills 448b; Helen Brown 540; Michael Walker 566; Fynn Titford-Mock 385b.

Chairman—Ted Brown; Secretaries—Margaret Gillanders and Colin Higgins