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London Singing

Highgate URC Chapel, London, United Kingdom

Saturday, October 31, 2015

The 7th annual London All-Day Singing was held at Highgate URC Chapel, Pond Square, London, and was called to order by Alison Brown leading 34b. Helen Brown offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were appointed to serve: Chairman—Alison Brown; Treasurer—Werner Ullah; Chaplain—Rev. Marjorie Brown; Arranging Officer—Susannah Gill; Secretary—Erin Johnson-Williams.

Leaders: Ed Johnson-Williams 31t; Francis Gaskin 60; Matthew Robley- Siemonsma 30b; Erin Johnson-Williams 68b; Susannah Gill 176b; Barry Parsons 129; Piers Blewett 332; Jacqui Knowles 117; Victoria Timberlake 102; Joe Jones 489; Matthew Parkinson 121; Inga Hubner and Calum Woods 467; Marjorie Brown 122; Una Nicholson 49t; Guy Hayes 441; Teresa Maguire 32t; Joel Wallenberg 99; Tom Gerber 133; Charlie Williams 101t; Werner Ullah 37b; Toby Goss 210; Nick Hall 543; Marcos Sullivan 209; Emma Hooper 335; Andrew Clark 38t; Thomas Greig 354b.

RECESS

Tom Marcarte called the class to order leading 105. Leaders: Sarah Hill 492; Rachel Jordan 391; Chris Brown 396; Michael Walker 454; Joe Vickers 464; Cath Saunt 217; Ann Chesterton and Fynn Titford-Mock 71; Calum Woods 398; Edwin Macadam 280; Judy Whiting 466; Ted Brown 97; Eva Striebeck 458.

Andrew Clark gave the sick and housebound lesson, and led 330b for the following people: Ruth Steggles, Ellyn Stokes Ross, Curtis Owen, Edith Owen, Delorese Lee, Robin Fox, Cornelia Van Den Doel, Myrl Jones, David Thorpe, Jackie Saunders, Brian Partridge, Phoelse Davidson, Martin, Josie, Kerry Bloom, Mary Wray, Mike Clark, Peter Bernays, Derek Winstanley, Steve Harrison, and Lin James.

Rebecca Over gave the memorial lesson, and led 410t in remembrance of the following people: Bill Kerridge, Rina Rogers, Joan Mattock, Oliver Kindig-Stokes, Raymond Hamrick, Mary Newell, Kate Davis, C.W. Garner, George Garner, Flo Charles, June Howieson, Packie Manus Byrne, Margaret Owen, Eileen Wilson, Michael Spittal, and Drew Logan. Michael Walker closed the memorial lesson with a prayer.

Leaders: Zack Lindahl 505; Sadhbh O’Flynn 67; Helen Brown 542; Sheila Girling Macadam 377; Fynn Titford-Mock 295; Elise Cavicchi 300. Rev. Marjorie Brown gave thanks for the midday meal.

LUNCH

Barry Parsons called the class to order by leading 171. Leaders: Joanna Lewis 95; Amanda Parkes 498; Bruce Randall 327; Mairye Bates 312b; Elene Stovall 430; Will Fesperman 186; Eli Petzold 384; Kevin Kennedy 345t; Colleen Jones 442; Eva Striebeck 415; Thomas Greig 378b; Nick Hall 455; Zack Lindahl 198; Rebecca Over 397; Matthew Parkinson 411; Judy Whiting 208; Rachel Jordan 193; Chris Brown 195; Sarah Hill 389; Cath Saunt 272; Joel Wallenberg 268; Joe Jones 496; Piers Blewett 497; Victoria Timberlake 339; Matthew Robley- Siemonsma 182.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Toby Goss leading 313b. Leaders: Elene Stovall and Michael Walker 436; Bruce Randall, Shelia Girling Macadam, and Edwin Macadam 474; Francis Gaskin 131t; Roland Ketteler and Joe Jones 100; Eli Petzold 499; Tom Macarte 287; Ian Lamb 503; Helen Brown and Elene Stovall 475; Will Fesperman 112; Amanda Parkes and singers from Cork, Ireland 426b; Joe Vickers 213t; Fynn Titford-Mock 418; Sadhbh O’Flynn 76b; Ed Johnson-Williams and Erin Johnson-Williams 314; Sarah Hill and singers from Brighton 511; Calum Woods 83b; Teresa Maguire 77t; Charlie Williams and Emma Hooper 333; Marcos Sullivan 349; Elise Cavicchi 89.

The Secretary reported that seventy-eight singers had registered, with representation from seven countries: UK, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Peru, Sweden, and USA. Five American states were represented: Alabama, California, Colorado, Maryland, and Massachusetts. There were sixty leaders and ninety-six songs were sung.

Alison Brown thanked everyone who had worked to make the singing a success and who had attended. She led 62 as the closing song, and invited everyone to take the parting hand. Zack Lindahl offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Alison Brown; Secretary—Erin Johnson-Williams