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West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Day

Haworth Methodist Church,
Haworth, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The 12th 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 47t. John Hopkinson offered the opening prayer.

Leaders; Chris Brown 28b; Hannah Land 29t; Cath Ingham 114; Calum Woods 39b; Penny Macbeth 77t; Matthew Parkinson 33b; Colin Higgins 29b; Sarah Hill 171; Michael Walker 404; Duane Nasis 179; Fynn Titford-Mock 271b; Susannah Gill 37b; Joe Jones 73b; Barry Parsons 79; David Dabinett 86; Steve Brett 319, Phil Tyler 516; Eimear O’Donovan 48t; Leilai Immel 175; Karen Turner 122.


Vicki Elliot called the class to order leading 82t. Leaders: Ted Brown 111b; Tom Macarte 160b; Judy Whiting 176t; Margaret Gillanders 492; Josie Gunn 548; Emma Rock 567; Mark Wardlaw 331; Helen Brown 421; Steve Brett 134; Susannah Gill 495; Phil Tyler 477; Sarah Hill 26; Colin Higgins 440; Duane Nasis 564; Hannah Land 542; Megan Macarte 274b; Karen Turner 182; Leilai Immel 472; David Dabinett 547; Eimear O’Donovan 282; Joe Jones 327; Chris Brown 551; Matthew Parkinson 129; Fynn Titford-Mock 295; Barry Parsons 59; Cath Ingham 155. Helen Brown gave thanks for the noon meal.


A group sang “Gwehelog” by Matthew Parkinson. Mark Wardlaw called the class back to order by leading 388. Leaders: Vicki Elliott 480; Claire Hogan 95; Rosalind Woods and Calum Woods 49t; Margaret Gillanders 112; Michael Walker 306; Ted Brown 113; Josie Gunn 99; Emma Rock 142; Tom Macarte 522; Duane Nasis 336; Helen Brown 436; Colin Higgins 481.

Dick Sanner conducted the memorial lesson. Barry Parsons read the following list of names of the deceased: Dorothy Williams—Yeovil; Grant McLean—Farnham; Protag Neish, Chris Hollis, Bill Pritchard, Mick Walker—Bradford; Rita Wilkinson, Margaret Long—Derby; Geoffrey Nathan—Essex; Maggie Boyle—Keighley; Gay Patterson, Stari Gunarathne—Leeds; Danny Arms—North Carolina, USA; Stanly Edwards, Mike Nunn—Alabama, USA.

Dick also spoke for the following sick and housebound: Christina Pritchard, Raymond Hamrick, Sean Hurley, Rachel Boulding, Sarah MacHenry, Cath Tyler, Sister Pippa, Steve Harrison, and Mary Newell. Joe Jones led 303. Dick Sanner closed the memorial service with prayer.

Leaders: Ted Brown 566; Sarah Hill 338; Steve Brett 448b; Vicki Elliot 452; Calum Woods 482; Matthew Parkinson 341t; Fynn Titford-Mock 266; Penny Macbeth 107.


Mark Wardlaw called the class to order leading 285t. Leaders: Claire Hogan 284; Susannah Gill 556; Judy Whiting 105; Margaret Gillanders 460; Phil Tyler 428; Karen Turner 350; Michael Walker 505; Emma Rock 320; Helen Brown 234; Calum Woods 36b; Joe Jones 280; Cath Ingham 135; Hannah Land 189; Josie Gunn 275t; Barry Parsons 153; Tom Macarte 81t; Eimear O’Donovan 84.

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

Chairman—Chris Brown; Vice Chairman—Judy Whiting; Secretary—Cath Ingham