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West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Day

Haworth Methodist Church,
Haworth, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Saturday, November 14, 2015

The 13th 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 52t. Joe Vickers offered the opening prayer.

Leaders; Chris Brown 47t; Vicki Elliot 48t; Hannah Land 56t; Cath Ingham 63; Joe Vickers 501; Sarah West 74b; Calum Woods 37b; Eimear O’Donovan 176b; Richard Mayers 74t; Michael Faulkner 268; Michael Walker 138b; Scott Lewin 376; Mark Wardlaw 303; Erin Johnson Williams 205; Jan Geerts 278b; Fynn Titford-Mock 127; Colin Monson 210; Helen Brown 39b.


Cath Saunt called the class to order by leading 171. Leaders; Tom Greig 101t; Penny Macbeth, Julie Russell, and Tom 159; Jo Ellis 209; Ed Johnson Williams 425; Judy Whiting 354t; Ted Brown 510; Joy Spreadborough 457; Theresa Maguire 67; Richard Mayers 455; Phil Tyler 217; Jan Geerts 319; Colin Monson 274t; Sarah West 548; Michael Faulkner 228; Hannah Land 436; Joe Vickers 182; Calum Woods 80t; Fynn Titford-Mock 459; Eimear O’Donovan and Chris 445; Michael Walker 306; Cornelia van den Doel 178; Chris Brown 475. John Copperwheat gave thanks for the noon meal.


Tom Greig called the class back to order by leading 348b. Leaders: Mark Wardlaw 160 (t? b?); Vicki Elliot 187 (for Barry and Sam); Martyn Boddy 276; Ed Johnson Williams 196; Carl Dallas and Eimear O’Donovan 38b; Ted Brown 410t; Phil Tyler 451; Ann Chesterton and Vicki Elliot 47b; Maria Wallace 142; Scott Lewin 49b; Hannah Land 399b.

Richard Mayers conducted the memorial lesson and read the following list of names of the deceased: Mary Newell—Dalton; Kate Davis—Dublin; Ian Whiting—Barrow-upon-Humber; Michael Spittal—London; Eileen Wilson—Nailsea; Mike Smith—Malton; Janet Barrett and Jane Hughes—Bradford; Joan Mattock—Leicester; Charles Gwilt—Cannock; Oliver Kindig-Stokes—Pennsylvania, USA; Raymond Hamrick and Joyce Harrison—Georgia, USA; Ellen Banks—New York, USA; John Junior Armstrong—Kansas, USA.

Richard also spoke for the following sick and housebound: Robin Fox, Paul Wyatt, Myrl Jones, Curtis Owen, Edith Owen, Dolorese Lee, Gordon Hoyland, Sylvia Smail, Zam Walker, Dot Green, Cath Tyler, Jim Mitchell, Sister Pippa, Ruth Steggles, Melissa Kelley, Lin James, Samantha Cole, Stuart Russell, and Pat Macbeth. For them, he led 331, and said a prayer.

Leaders: Cath Ingham 339; Helen Brown 392.


Sarah West called the class to order by leading 544. Leaders: Joy Spreadborough 277; Martyn Boddy 163t; Judy Whiting 466; Guy Whitmore 162; Julie Russell and Penny Macbeth 122; Theresa Maguire 65; Erin Johnson Williams 495; Cath Saunt 426t; Margaret Bradshaw 105; Jo Ellis 497; Maria Wallace 504; Karen Turner 313t; Michael Walker and James 212; Ed Johnson Williams 384; Hannah Land 189; Phil Tyler 477; Fynn Titford-Mock 98; Helen Brown and Ted Brown 373; Mark Wardlaw 515; Eimear O’Donovan 296; Calum Woods 482.

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

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