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Newcastle Upon Tyne Sacred Harp Singing

St. Bartholomew’s Church Hall,
Benton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The 11th annual Newcastle singing was called to order by Cath Tyler, who welcomed the class and led 47t. Andrew Clark offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were appointed to serve: Chairman—Cath Tyler; Secretary—Colin Monson; Treasurer—Phil Tyler; Arranging Committee—Helen Barber and Benny Ross.

Leaders: Phil Tyler 108t; Benny Ross 501; Sally Grieves-Lord 34b; Colin Monson 42; Helen Barber 538; Mark Wardlaw 401; Andrew Clark 84; Lin James 85; Josh Darby 141; Raymond Rammeloo 354b; Jan Geerts 171; Richard Mayers 32b; Cath Saunt 314; Margaret Bradshaw 266; Kevin Kennedy 169; Amanda Parkes 512; Eva Striebeck 100; Sarah Hill 187; Judy Whiting 492; Barry Parsons 488.


Cath Tyler called the class back together by leading 128. Leaders: Steve Brett 296; Kate Kirwan 396; Samantha Cole 270; Chris Brown 120; Geoff Grainger 535; Sandy Semeonoff 276; Anna Baldini 86; Cornelia van den Doel 300; Phil Tyler 477; Benny Ross 328; Sally Grieves-Lord 142; Colin Monson 65; Helen Barber and Caleb Leeke 143; Mark Wardlaw 196; Andrew Clark 49b; Lin James 148.

Cath Tyler conducted the memorial lesson and led 499 in memory of Kate Davis—Dublin; Mary Newell—Dalton; Cyril Guy—Llangybi; Raymond Hamrick and Joyce Harrison—Georgia, USA; Rose Manisalco—New Jersey, USA; Paul Rotton—Wallsend; Billie Stadward—Chippenham; Marko Van Der Horst—Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Dave Eckersley—Manchester; Bill Pritchard—Bradford; Angela Ball—Bradford; Roger Griffin—Newcastle.

Sally Grieves-Lord led 68b for the following sick and housebound: Kirsty Grainger, John Hopkinson, Anne Lloyd-Davis, Steve Harrison, Dave Kidman, Curtis Owen, Edith Owen, Connor McDougall, Dot Green, Tom Foy, Geoffrey Morris, Rojana Wings, Charmaine Phelps, Sister Pippa, Clare MacLaren, Susannah Gill, and Joe Jones. Cath Tyler concluded with a prayer, and then she and Nick Nawrockyi led 347. Lin James gave thanks for the midday meal.


Phil Tyler called the class to order leading 217. Leaders: Josh Darby 56b; Ted Brown 422; Claire Welford 107; Margaret Gillanders 556; Carmen Gordon 209; Raymond Rammeloo 523; Eva Striebeck 411; Jan Geerts 384; Richard Mayers 294; Cath Saunt 299; Margaret Bradshaw 274t; Kevin Kennedy 408; Sarah Hill 439; Amanda Parkes 53; Judy Whiting 105; Sandy Semeonoff 33b; Barry Parsons 380; Steve Brett 530; Lin James 82t; Kate Kirwan 131t.


Mark Wardlaw led 390. Leaders: Nigel Anderson 473; Anna Baldini and the children 146; Jo Ellis 268; Geoff Grainger 178; Chris Brown 498; Anna Baldini 117; Cornelia van den Doel 40; Cath Tyler 352; Ted Brown 426b; Claire Welford 282; Margaret Gillanders 354t; Andrew Clark 30t; Benny Ross 481; Sally Greaves-Lord 318; Colin Monson 159; Helen Barber 287; Josh Darby 335; Raymond Rammeloo 49t; Eva Striebeck 99; Jan Geerts 344; Richard Mayers 47b; Cath Saunt 228.

Cath Tyler extended thanks to all those who had helped during the day, and announcements were made. Cath led 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Nick Nawrockyi.

Chairman—Cath Tyler; Secretary—Colin Monson