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Newcastle Upon Tyne Sacred Harp Singing

St. Bartholomew’s Church Hall,
Benton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Saturday, June 1, 2013

The 9th annual Newcastle singing was called to order by Benny Ross, who welcomed the class and led 52t. Cath Tyler offered the opening prayer, and then led 28b.

Leaders: Sarah Hill 171; Carmel Wood 435; Colin Monson 148; Judy Whiting 77b; Ellyn Stokes 276; Alice Brunton 198; Ewan Paterson 277; Sally Greaves-Lord 114; Karen Turner 49t; Melissa Kelly 81t; Anna Baldini 159; Eamonn O’Neill 203; Sarah West 370; Helen Barber 143; Joe Vickers 65.

The following officers were appointed to serve: Chairman—Benny Ross; Secretary—Colin Monson.


Cath Tyler called the class back together by leading 47t. Leaders: Declan Synnott 430; Josh Darby 43; Chris Brown 176t; Zem Moffat 313b; Geoff Grainger 440; Colin Higgins 38b; Phil Tyler 442; Jenneith Codrington 142; Mark Wardlaw 85; Judy Whiting 182; Colin Monson 102; Alice Brunton 300; Helen Barber 236; Karen Turner 63; Anna Baldini 209. Lin James gave thanks for the midday meal, and led 295.


Benny Ross called the class to order by leading 475. Leaders: Sarah West 384; Josh Darby 31t; Ewan Paterson 335; Sally Greaves-Lord 82t; Declan Synnott 528; Carmel Wood 98; Melissa Kelly 500; Eamonn O’Neill 480; Cath Tyler 504.

Joe Vickers conducted the memorial lesson. He led 531 in memory of Brenda Grimshaw—Southampton; Harold Newell—Dalton; Ann Beasley and Bud Oliver—Alabama, USA; Eva Padgett—Florida, USA, Di Brisbourne—Holmfirth; Tony Trickett—Hoy; Keith Jukes—Ripon Cathedral; Tim Marcellino—Manchester; Audrey Brunton—Newcastle; Pete Watkins—London/Ilfracombe, and Ulla Armstrong.

Sally Greaves-Lord spoke for the sick and housebound and led 68b for Barbara Wood, Maria Wallace, Bea Gilmore, Alan Jackson, Barbara Hargreaves, Shirley Figura, John Rushton, David Hill, Kathy House, and Joe Taylor. Cath Tyler offered prayer to close the memorial session. Phil Tyler led 91.

Leaders: Chris Brown 35; Sarah Hill 49b; Helen Ross 86; Matthew Ord 76b.


Sarah West led 101t to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Colin Higgins 183; Geoff Grainger 339; Zem Moffat 146; Judy Whiting 472; Martyn Boddy 345b; Colin Monson 133; Mark Wardlaw 268; Helen Barber 344; Anna Baldini 503; Matthew Ord 122; Carmel Wood 32t; Cath Tyler 33b; Declan Synnott 271t; Melissa Kelley 312b; Eamonn O’Neill 131t; Cath Ingham 97.

Benny Ross extended thanks to all those who had helped during the day, and announcements were made. Benny led 347 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Cath Tyler.

Chairman—Benny Ross; Secretary—Colin Monson