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South Wales Singing

Gwehelog Methodist Church, Usk, United Kingdom

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Chris Brown called the class to order by leading 503. The Rev. Richard Gillion offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Judy Whiting 68b; Ewan Paterson 163b; Sarah West 28t; Charles Biada 277; Joe Vickers 313b; Ruth Steggles 171; Ian West 39t; Chris Brown 47t; Sarah West 498; Charles Biada 124; Ewan Paterson 335; Joe Vickers 77b; Ian West 148; Ruth Steggles 287; Judy Whiting 540; Helen Brown 36b; Ted Brown 49b; Margaret Gillanders 523.

RECESS

Sarah West called the class back together by leading 77t. Leaders: Chris Brown 350; Charles Biada 36t; Ruth Steggles 37b; Joe Vickers 131t; Ewan Paterson 108b; Ian West 480; Helen Brown 31t; Judy Whiting 152; Ted Brown 303; Margaret Gillanders 33b; Sarah West 370; Chris Brown 198; Joe Vickers 481; Ruth Steggles 128; Charles Biada 436; Ewan Paterson 274t; Ian West 105; Judy Whiting 72b; Ted Brown 74b; Helen Brown 236; Margaret Gillanders 472. Ruth Steggles gave thanks for the lunchtime meal.

LUNCH

Ian West brought the afternoon session to order by leading 270. Leaders: Colin Higgins 504; Chris Brown 288; Ruth Steggles 565; Joe Vickers 497; Sarah West 290; Charles Biada 118; Judy Whiting 569t; Ewan Paterson 49t; Helen Brown 432; Margaret Gillanders 212.

Ted Brown spoke on behalf of the following deceased: Brenda Grimshaw—Southampton; Gordon Corrick—Hull; Joe Reynolds—Denmead; Carolyn Jones—Stapleford; Irene Bateson—Newport Pagnell; Maureen Gamlin—Derby; Isaac Atkinson—Holmfirth; Julietta Haynes, Marie Ivey, Harrison Creel, and Lonnie Rogers—USA.

Ted spoke about the following sick and housebound: Tony Parkinson, John Hopkinson, Cherri Graebe, Cath Saunt, Cath Tyler, Virginia Glass, Don Walker, Charlotte Walker, Laura Densmore, David Daykin, Reginald Evans, Adam Byrne, Arthur Bateson, Dafydd Charles, Daphene Causey, Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, Pam Nunn, Rene Greene, and Ann Ballard. He led 225t, and closed the memorial service with prayer.

Leaders: Ian West 32t; Ruth Steggles 496; Colin Higgins 457; Chris Brown 441; Sarah West 569b; Joe Vickers 425; Judy Whiting 460; Ted Brown 338; Charles Biada 339.

RECESS

Ewan Paterson led 159 to call the class to order. Leaders: Helen Brown 157; Margaret Gillanders 228; Ruth Steggles 455; Charles Biada 209; Ian West 389; Sarah West 178; Joe Vickers 276; Ted Brown 445; Helen Brown 86.

Chris Brown and Judy Whiting led 323t as the closing song. Helen Brown offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Chris Brown; Secretary—Jan Green