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Oldham Sacred Harp Singing Day

Oldham Baptist Church, Oldham, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The class was called to order by Hannah Land leading 82t. She offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Sarah West 68b; Ted Brown 47t; Lizzie Dye 287; Michael Walker 131b; Rachel Egglestone 448t; Ian West 313t; Ruth Steggles 38b; Martyn Boddy 48b; Colin Higgins 163t; Margaret Gillanders 36b; Cath Ingham 59; Phil Tyler 41.

RECESS

Leaders: Sarah West 31b; Mark Wardlow 42; Eva Striebeck 410t; Ted Brown 88t; Hannah Land 318; Ian West 29t; Lizzie Dye 523; Michael Walker 212; Rachel Egglestone 77t; Martyn Boddy 454; Margaret Gillanders 472; Calum Woods 410b; Ruth Steggles 171; Phil Tyler 174; Cath Ingham 72b; Colin Higgins 440; Eva Striebeck 172; Mark Wardlow 302; Sarah West 175; Ted Brown 391. Matthew Cox offered the grace before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Leaders: Ian West 312b; Hannah Land 480; Michael Walker 225t; Rachel Egglestone 277; Martyn Boddy 34b; Lizzie Dye 547; Phil Tyler 227; Margaret Gillanders 270; Eva Striebeck 351; Colin Higgins 203; Ruth Steggles 340; Mark Wardlow 504; Cath Ingham 350; Ted Brown 105; Sarah West 271t; Calum Woods 47b; Hannah Land 457.

Michael Walker conducted the memorial lesson. He spoke and led 565 in memory of the following deceased: Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, June Atkins, Ralphie Jordan, Peter, Bill Gillanders, Stephen Griffiths, and David Hudson. The following sick and housebound were remembered: Roger Tyler, Dorothy Williams, Margaret Steel, C.T. Williams, Nicola Daykin, Helen Brown, and Rachel Wells-Hall. Ted Brown closed the lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Ian West 324; Rachel Egglestone 178.

RECESS

Leaders: Margaret Gillanders 228; Martyn Boddy 99; Lizzie Dye 268; Guy Wrigley 198; Eva Striebeck 176t; Phil Tyler 26; Ruth Steggles 168; Colin Higgins 313b; Cath Ingham 155; Mark Wardlow 132; Calum Woods 97; Sarah West 278b; Ian West 300; Hannah Land 505; Ted Brown 176b; Michael Walker 445; Lizzie Dye 339; Guy Wrigley 89; Eva Striebeck 39t; Phil Tyler 477.

Announcements were made. Hannah Land led 62 as the closing song. Andy Braunstone offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Hannah Land; Secretary—Margaret Gillanders