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Stapleford Sacred Harp Singing

St Luke’s Church, Stapleford, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The class was called to order by Helen Brown leading 52t. Elene Stovall offered the opening prayer. The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Helen Brown; Vice Chairman—Ted Brown; Secretary—Margaret Gillanders; Arranging Committee—Judy Whiting and Chris Brown.

Leaders: Hannah Land 77b; Ted Brown 47t; Vicki Elliott 39t; Chris Brown 38t; Ian West 392 (CB); Michael Walker 380t (CB); Sarah West 133 (CB); Ruth Steggles 33b; Elene Stovall 217; Matthew Parkinson 563 (CB); Rebecca Over 464 (CB); Leilai Immel 175 (CB); Cath Ingham 32t; Barry Parsons 150 (CB); Kate Kirwan 171; Rosalind Oldham 573 (CB); Judy Whiting 268b (CB); Scott Lewin 235.


Ian West called the class to order by leading 29t. Leaders: Leilai Immel 176t; Sarah West 461; Rebecca Over 39 (CB); Ruth Steggles 511t (CB); Scott Lewin 410 (CB); Hannah Land 38t (CB).

The memorial lesson was conducted by Chris Brown. The following sick and housebound were named: Sister Pippa, Curtis Owen, Edith Owen, Delorese Lee, Robin Fox, Cornelia Van Den Doel, Myrl Jones, Lin James, Sophie McDougall, and Samantha Cole. The following deceased were remembered: Raymond Hamrick, C. W. Garner, George Garner, and Joyce Harrison—Georgia, USA; Oliver Kindig-Stokes—Pennsylvania, USA; Ian Whiting, Kate Davis, Mary Newell, and Charles Gwilt. Chris Brown led 285t for all the above named. Michael Walker closed the memorial service with prayer.

Leaders: Barry Parsons 118; Judy Whiting 318; Kate Kirwan 292. Grace for the mid-day meal was offered by Jonathan Stanyon.


The class was re-convened by Ted Brown leading 111b. Leaders: Vicki Elliott 414 (CB); Matthew Parkinson 522 (CB); Elene Stovall 440; Cath Ingham 411 (CB); Michael Walker 242 (CB); Helen Brown 532; Rebecca Over 434; Ian West 156 (CB); Leilai Immel 159; Sarah West 299; Barry Parsons 279; Ruth Steggles 371; Judy Whiting 273; Scott Lewin 393 (CB); Hannah Land 316; Kate Kirwan 442; Chris Brown 328; Elene Stovall 558; Michael Walker 216; Matthew Parkinson 98 (CB).


The class was called to order by Vicki Elliott leading 81t. Leaders: Ted Brown 35; Cath Ingham 63; Helen Brown 399b; David Moore 155; Rebecca Over 195 (CB); Ian West 500 (CB); Leilai Immal 61; Barry Parsons 176b (CB); Sarah West 391; Ruth Steggles 535; Scott Lewin 54t (CB); Judy Whiting 432; Matthew Parkinson 569b; Hannah Land 559 (CB); Kate Kirwan 522; Chris Brown 108b; Vicki Elliott 448t; David Moore 361; Ted Brown 77t.

Helen Brown led 56t as the closing song. Ted Brown dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Helen Brown; Vice Chairman—Ted Brown; Secretary—Margaret Gillanders