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London Sacred Harp Singing

Clapton Park URC, Round Chapel Old School Rooms, London, United Kingdom

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The 7th annual London Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Joe Jones leading 49t. The Rev. Marjorie Brown offered the morning prayer. Joe welcomed everyone present.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Joe Jones; Vice Chairman—Beth Atkinson; Arranging Committee—Tom Macarte, Arthur Swindells, and Susannah Gill; Secretaries—Ed Long and Francis Gaskin.

Leaders: Arthur Swindells 59; Jen Codrington 28t; Megan Macarte 73t; Matthew Robley-Siemonsma 37b; Sam Cole 101t; Jackie Knowles 504; Victoria Timberlake 147t; Ed Long 566; Tom Warner 111b; Marjorie Brown 77t; Josie Gunn 63; Tom Macarte 196; Guy Hayes 142; Emma Hooper 496; Teresa Maguire 82t; Nigel Bowley 341; Sam Carter 131b; Joanna Bennett 276; Piers Blewitt 277; J.R. Hardman 512; Tom Gerber 148.


Duane Nasis called the class to order by leading 421. Leaders: Cath Saunt 300; Barry Parsons 417; Tinuke Craig 39t; Claire Hogan 95; Boyan Pohl 497; Emma Rock 183; John Barbour 168; Eimear O’Donovan 212; Harry Campbell 74t; Laura Eisen 178; Charlie Williams 89.

The sick and housebound lesson was conducted by Ed Paton-Williams. The following sick and housebound were remembered: Henry Johnson, Sean Hurley, Margaret Steel, Steve Harrison, Alex Shearman, Maria Wallace, and Geoffrey Reudle. Ed Paton-Williams led 340 for them.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Erin Johnson-Hill. The following deceased were remembered: Danny Arms and Kathleen House—North Carolina, USA; Dorothy Williams—Yeovil; Sarah Ray and Guy—London; Protag—Bradford; Gerry Parks—Ontario; Frank Harwood Hunter—Birkenhead; Grant McLean—Farnham; Geoffrey Nathan—Grays, Essex; Peter Frean—New Zealand; Alexis Strong—Nottingham; Margaret Long—Derby; Shelbie Sheppard, Mike Nunn, and Stanly Edwards—Alabama, USA; Teenie Moody—Georgia, USA; Mayer Shevin—New York, USA; Kate Newman; Keith Harper. Erin Johnson-Hill led 303 in their memory. The Rev. Marjorie Brown offered a prayer to close the lessons.

Leaders: Beth Atkinson 122; Francis Gaskin 229; Amanda Parkes 176t; Ellyn Stokes-Ross 107; Steve Brett 432; Sarah Hill 61; Chris Brown 448t; Alison Brown 171. Grace before lunch was offered by Josie Gunn.


Matthew Parkinson opened the afternoon session by leading 186. Leaders: Yotin Tiewtrakul 228; Hannah Land 172; Michael Walker 392 (in memory of Danny Arms); Cath Tyler 367; Fynn Titford-Mock 291; Eva Striebeck 383; Helen Brown 556; Al McCready 474; Kate Kirwan 444; Phil Tyler 140; Sheila Girling Macadam 299; Ted Brown 187; Sarah West 424; Edwin Macadam 280; Calum Woods 511; Judy Whiting 208; Andreas Manz 460; Nigel Bowley 97; Ed Richardson 466; Avril Loveless 159; Arthur Swindells and Al McCready 412; Eimear O’Donovan 507; Harry Campbell 163b.


Joe Jones called the class to order by leading 569b. Leaders: Sarah Hill 401; Sean Fitzpatrick 234; Chris Brown and Judy Whiting 464; Joanna Bennett and Boyan Pohl 271t; Charlie Williams and Emma Hooper 457; Singers of Cork, Ireland 411; Singers of Norwich, UK 207; Singers of Germany 99; Helen Brown and Ted Brown 373.

After announcements and thanking the officers and all those who had assisted in making the day so successful, Joe Jones led 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by the Rev. Marjorie Brown, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Joe Jones; Vice Chairman—Beth Atkinson; Secretaries—Francis Gaskin and Ed Long