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Leeds Sacred Harp Singing Day

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

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The 3rd 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. Ruth Moody welcomed the class, and offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Chris Brown 286; Calum Woods 496; Thomas Greig 39t; Bob Butler 84; Duane Nasis 60; Barry Parsons 88b; Lin James 335; Sarah West 111t; Ed Paton-Williams 77t; Helen Barber 42; Matthew Parkinson 56t; Andrew Clark 346; Fynn Titford-Mock 109; Erin Johnson-Hill 59; Benny Ross 29t; Samantha Cole 81t; Michael Walker 74t; Phil Tyler 157; Toby Goss 210; Ruth Steggles 334; Nigel Bowley 175; Sam Carter 32t.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Chris Brown; Secretaries—Susan Carr and Thomas Greig; Arranging Committee—Eimear O’Donovan and Claire Singleton.


Sarah West called the class to order by leading 330b. Leaders: Hannah Land 436; Cath Ingham 274t; Richard Mayers 299; Eimear O’Donovan 480; Claire Singleton 455; Calum Woods 327; Erin Johnson-Hill 186; Nigel Bowley 439; Helen Barber 296; Thomas Greig 67; Lin James 66; Sam Carter 207; Ruth Steggles 454; Fynn Titford-Mock 212; Barry Parker 502; Duane Nasis 187. Michael Walker returned thanks for the noon meal.


Eimear O’Donovan called the class to order by leading 131b. Leaders: Benny Ross 485; Toby Goss 313b; Cath Ingham 155; Andrew Clark 162; Chris Brown 28t.

Richard Mayers spoke for the following sick and housebound: Norma Waterson, John Hopkinson, Stella Beaney, Cath Tyler, and Jackie Saunders. He conducted the memorial lesson and read the following list of names of the deceased: Kate Davis, Mary Newell, Raymond Hamrick, Bill Pritchard, Angela Ball, Jocelyn Fearney, Muriel Stoney, Drew Logan, Danny Arms, Evelyn Harris, Edith Kronenberger, Adrian Smith, Geoffrey Nathan, Lorna Redburn, and Billie Stadward. Richard concluded the memorial by leading 564.

Leaders: Hannah Land 569b; Phil Tyler 202; Sarah West 176b; Matthew Parkinson 177; Claire Singleton 448b; Michael Walker 213t; Fynn Titford-Mock 343; Ed Paton-Williams 196; Barry Parsons 192; Erin Johnson-Hill 528; Calum Woods 322.


Duane Nasis called the class to order by leading 568. Leaders: Joy Spreadborough 73b; Eimear O’Donovan 410b; Thomas Greig 410t; Michael Walker 227; Hannah Land 351; Sarah West 114; Claire Singleton 33b; Ed Paton-Williams 314; Ruth Steggles 371; Nigel Bowley 330t; Newcastle singers 474; Benny Ross 178; Cath Ingham 350; London singers 475; Richard Mayers 107; Bristol singers 384.

There was a business meeting in which it was agreed to reconvene in 2016. The Secretary reported that 75 songs had been sung, and the Treasurer reported that all expenses had been met.

After the notices, Chris Brown led 521 as the closing song. Ruth Moody offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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