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Lewes Sacred Harp Singing Day

South Malling Parish Church, Lewes, Sussex, United Kingdom

Saturday, May 26, 2012

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

Leaders: Nick Hall 452; Sofi Mogensen 28t; Edwin Macadam 87; Rebecca Over 29t; Chris Brown 28b; Steve Fletcher 47t; Stephen Biggs 27b; Sheila Girling Macadam 535; Tony Singleton 300; Rachel Jordan 171; Nick Hall 217; Sofi Mogensen 312b; Edwin Macadam 534; Rebecca Over 480; Chris Brown 298; Steve Fletcher 472; Stephen Biggs 163b; Sheila Girling Macadam 556; Tony Singleton 504; Rachel Jordan 66; Nick Hall 299; Sofi Mogensen 159; Edwin Macadam 198.


Sheila Girling Macadam called the class back to order leading 63. Leaders: Mavis Clay 178; Dilwyn Scott 40; Rebecca Over 530; Chris Brown 102; Steve Fletcher 448t; Stephen Biggs 288; Tony Singleton 117; Rachel Jordan 82t; Nick Hall 455; Sofi Mogensen 31t; Edwin Macadam 466; Rebecca Over 172; Chris Brown 354t.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Mike Cooper in honor of the following deceased: Marie Ivey, Gordon Corrick, Joe Reynolds, Lonnie Rogers, Julietta Haynes, Ingrid Fabricius, David Garrett, Maria Cunningham, George Malcher and Michael Warren. Nick Hall led 547 in their memory.

Steve Fletcher spoke for the following sick and housebound: Dafydd Charles, Charlotte Walker, Brenda Grimshaw, Tony Parkinson, Bea Gilmore, Pauline McPartland, Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, John Taylor, Jan Lawrence’s mother, Roy Payne, Jill Kirby, and David Seccombe. Steve Fletcher led 114 and Mike Cooper offered a prayer.

Leaders: Sheila Girling Macadam 362; Tony Singleton 501; Rachel Jordan 497; Steve Fletcher 274t; Stephen Biggs 86; Nick Hall 454; Edwin Macadam 236. Milly Murphy offered grace before the noon meal.


Sofi Mogensen called the class back to order leading 135. Leaders: Chris Brown 229; Sheila Girling Macadam 168; Rebecca Over 381; Steve Fletcher 481; Stephen Biggs 228; Paul Setford 105; Rachel Jordan 538; Nick Hall 49b; Edwin Macadam 268; Sofi Mogensen 65; Chris Brown 35; Sheila Girling Macadam 564; Rebecca Over 460; Steve Fletcher 192; Paul Setford 111b; Stephen Biggs 45t; Rachel Jordan 284; Nick Hall 183; Sofi Mogensen 503; Edwin Macadam 550; Sheila Girling Macadam 365; Chris Brown 128.


Rebecca Over called the class back to order leading 131b. Leaders: Steve Fletcher 277; Paul Setford 354b; Stephen Biggs 515; Rachel Jordan 474; Nick Hall 186; Sofi Mogensen 278t; Edwin Macadam 441; Sheila Girling Macadam 334; Chris Brown 209; Rebecca Over 208; Steve Fletcher 148; Paul Setford 477; Stephen Biggs 155.

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; Secretary—Nick Hall