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Leeds Sacred Harp Singing Day

South Parade Baptist Church,
Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The 2nd Leeds Sacred Harp Singing Day was held at South Parade Baptist Church, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Chris Brown began the day by leading 82t. Elsie Nicholls welcomed the class, and offered the opening prayer.

Hannah Land taught a singing school, and led 73t, 49b, 28t, and 40.

Leaders; Judy Whiting 503; Tom Greig 42; Susan Carr 146; Anna Baldini 299; Ted Brown 147t; Lin James 314; Mark Wardlaw 501; Bob Butler 99; Jo Ellis 191; Margaret Gillanders 276; Benny Ross 106; Julie Russell 303; Colin Higgins 163t.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Chris Brown; Secretaries—Susan Carr and Thomas Greig; Arranging Committee—Judy Whiting and Christine Fox.


Hannah Land called the class to order by leading 128. Leaders; Susan Carr 45t; Chris Brown 330b; Anna Baldini 159; Mark Wardlaw 481; Margaret Gillanders 366 (?); Julie Russell 163b; Ted Brown 47t; Judy Van Duzer 475; Tom Greig 312b. Christine Fox returned thanks for the noon meal.


Benny Ross called the class back to order by leading 37b. Leaders: Bob Butler 31t; Colin Higgins 203; Hannah Land 384; Lin James 278t.

John Copperwheat spoke for the following sick and housebound: Mary Newell, Steve Harrison, Jean Sidebottom, and Harry Cowking.

He conducted the memorial lesson and read the following list of names of the deceased: Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, C.T. Williams, Dorothy Williams, Bea Gilmore, Rafaella Baldini, Sarah Crooks, Bill Gillanders, Keith Gentles, and Stari Lunarathne. John led the hymn “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”.

Leaders: Margaret Gillanders 565; Judy Whiting 472; Jo Ellis 473; Judy Van Duzer 173; Susan Carr 457; Mark Wardlaw 440; Chris Brown 441.


Tom Greig led 547 to call the class to order. Leaders: Anna Baldini 324; Julie Russell 339; Judy Van Duzer 391; Hilary Walton 335; Hannah Land 334; Jo Ellis 195; Mark Wardlaw 320; Lin James 452; Bob Butler 86; Benny Ross 367; Judy Van Duzer 150; Tom Greig 148; Anna Baldini 217; Hannah Land 505; Jo Ellis 272; Susan Carr 47b.

There was a business meeting in which it was agreed to reconvene in 2015.

Chris Brown and Judy Whiting led 347. Arja Copperwheat offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Chris Brown; Secretaries—Susan Carr and Thomas Greig