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West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Day

Haworth Methodist Church,
Haworth, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The 11th annual West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Day was held at Haworth Methodist Church, in the United Kingdom, on Saturday before the third Sunday in November. Chris Brown began the day by leading 145t. John Hopkinson offered an opening prayer.

Leaders; Vicki Elliot 35; Joe Vickers 36b; Calum Woods 73t; Michael Walker 90; Dick Sanner 523; Cath Ingham 448b; Bryan Seale 48t; Di Elliot 159; Fynn Titford-Mock 101t; Joy Spreadborough 299; Sarah West 87; Lin James 148; Lizzie Dye 504; Nigel Bowley 121; Carmel Wood 187; Sarah Hill 30t; Benny Ross 43.


Judy Whiting called the class to order by leading 34b. Leaders; Ted Brown 176b; Duane Nassis 134; Joe Jones 38t; Hannah Land 417; Mark Wardlaw 84; Colin Monson 106; Al Brown 102; Geoff Grainger 49t; Katie Witham 47b; Michael Walker 306; Cath Tyler 192; Chris Brown 182; Cath Ingham 319; Bryan Seale 442; Dick Sanner 143; Benny Ross 68b; Joe Vickers 368; Fynn Titford-Mock 304; Joy Spreadborough 457; Vicki Elliot 440; Calum Woods 146; Sarah Hill 314; Lizzie Dye 547; Nigel Bowley 379; Sarah West 196. Lin James gave thanks for the noon meal.


Ted Brown led 111b to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Carmel Wood 377; Duane Nassis 214; Ros Woods 350; Al Brown 419; Bryan Seale 99; Jo Jones 496; Cath Tyler 277; Colin Monson 312t; Judy Whiting 466; Mark Wardlaw 455; Lin James 31t.

Joe Vickers conducted the memorial lesson and read the following names of the deceased; Michael Whiting—Scunthorpe; Jeff Sheppard and Mary Kitchens Gardner—Alabama, USA; Diane Mennella—New York, USA; Joyce Wagstaff—London; Joe Atkins—Sheffield; Bill Gillanders—Derby; Sarah Morgan—Hampshire; “Granny” of Georgia; and Mrs. B of Rotherham.

He also spoke for the following sick and housebound: Stanley Smith, Steve Harrison, Alex Bury, Norman Moss, Joe Taylor, Grant McClean, Maggie Boyle, Ann Cleaver, Karina Horton, Gay McKenna, Janis Clark, Helen Brown, Shelbie Sheppard, Barbara Wood, Barbara Walsh, Maria Wallace, Dolorese Lee, and Susan Cherones. For them, he led 318, and said a prayer.

Leaders: Hannah Land 28t; Michael Walker 89; Geoff Grainger 178; Vicki Elliot 283; Fynn Titford-Mock 431; Joy Spreadborough 354b.


Michael Walker called the class together by leading 207. Leaders: Nigel Bowley 157; Cath Tyler 432; Joy Spreadborough 154; Benny Ross 294; Sarah Hill 144; Ted Brown 426b; Bryan Seale 77t; Chris Brown 47t; Duane Nassis 131b; Joe Jones 480; Hannah Land 320; Joe Vickers 186; Colin Monson 117; Vicki Elliot 410t; Mark Wardlaw 163b; Cath Ingham 270; Lizzie Dye 107; Sarah West 338; Carmel Wood 472.

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

Chairman—Chris Brown; Vice Chairman—Judy Whiting; Secretary—Vicki Elliot