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New Year’s Day Singing

Holy Trinity Church, Mapperley, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The class was called to order by Helen Brown leading 33b. Simon White offered the opening prayer. Helen Brown extended a warm welcome to all, and led 63.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Helen Brown; Vice Chairman—Ted Brown; Arranging Committee—Chris Brown, Sarah West, and Ian West; Secretary—Margaret Gillanders.

Leaders: Margaret Gillanders 203; Ian West 479; Rosalind Oldham 313t; Ted Brown 511t (CB); Gillian White 573 (CB); Sharon Langridge 159; Duane Nasis 163b; Sarah West 67; Benny Ross 575 (CB); Ella Cumber 38b; Joe Vickers 52t; Cath Tyler and Byron Tyler 99; Colin Higgins 47t; Steve Fletcher 411; Michael McGuigan 108t; Ruth Steggles 223; Sarah Hill 336t (CB); Phil Tyler 184b (CB); Hannah Land 137 (CB); Chris Brown 102; Sharon Langridge 481; Ted Brown 391; Sarah West 101t. Joe Vickers asked the blessing on the mid-day meal.


Ian West reconvened the class leading 87 (CB). Leaders: Margaret Gillanders 187; Michael McGuigan 50b; Rosalind Oldham 503; Martin Boddy 128; Helen Brown 54t (CB) (for Michael Walker); Gillian White 34b; Benny Ross 367; Ella Cumber 456; Steve Fletcher 140 (CB); Joe Vickers 171; Cath Tyler 531; Duane Nasis 528; Lin James 484; Colin Higgins 440; Sarah Hill 38t (CB); Chris Brown 81t.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Gillian White. The following deceased were remembered: Maureen Gamlin, Lonnie Rogers, David Daykin, Reginald Evans, May Hollinger, Julie Waterson, Gael Mitchell, Gary Finney, Alan Hughes, David Wadsworth, Hel Blackburn, Jessie Seabrook, Pat Hollinger, Jean Hill, Keith Crombie, Malcolm Robertson, Joyce Williams, and Joyce Wagstaff. The following sick and housebound were named: Di Elliott, Michael Walker, Karen Turner, Judy Whiting, Geordie Tyrrel, Pat Gregory, Harry Carr, Kathy Armstrong, Ellie Novak, John Cox, Andrew Lahman, Nanna Baldini, Ciaran Fackler, Ellyn Stokes, and Cath Saunt.

Ted Brown led 68b. Gillian White closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Hannah Land 399t; Phil Tyler 369.


The class was called back together by Ruth Steggles leading 282. Leaders: Jen Codrington 39t; Margaret Gillanders 505 (CB); Martin Boddy 35; Rosalind Oldham 299; Michael McGuigan 313b; Gillian White 107; Ian West 480; Helen Brown 475; Sarah West 417; Benny Ross 441; Ella Cumber 500; Joe Vickers 209; Steve Fletcher 354t; Chris Brown 56b; Cath Tyler 228; Duane Nasis 172; Lin James 414; Phil Tyler 98 (CB); Sarah Hill and Susannah Hill 448t.

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

Chairman—Helen Brown; Vice Chairman—Ted Brown; Secretary—Margaret Gillanders