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Lewes Sacred Harp Singing Day

South Malling Parish Church, Lewes, Sussex, United Kingdom

Saturday, July 2, 2016

The annual Lewes Sacred Harp Singing Day was called to order by Rachel Jordan leading 34b. The opening prayer was offered by Mike Cooper.

Leaders: Nick Hall 73b; Sarah Hill 73t; Edwin Macadam 48t; Ian Lamb 547; Sheila Girling Macadam 535; Rob Mahoney 86; Rebecca Over 99 (in memory of Kermit and Steve Adams); John Wilson 276; Steve Biggs 49b; Steve Welch 569t; Teresa Maguire 32t; Ron Holman 268; Barry Parsons 111t; Andrew Clark 162; Matthew Parkinson 56t.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Sheila Girling Macadam leading 39t. Leaders: Steve Fletcher 452; Seth Dickens 178; Vicky Tremain 448b; Rachel Jordan 171; Daniel Ardern 29b; Nigel Bowley 517; Iain Paxon 277; Nick Hall 202; Ian Lamb 159; Steve Biggs 49t; Rob Mahoney 107; Andrew Clark 350; Edwin Macadam 280; Rebecca Over 478; Barry Parsons 316; Teresa Maguire 378b; John Wilson 189; Steve Welch 147b.

RECESS

Sarah Hill called the class to order leading 318. Leaders: Paul Setford 40; Steve Fletcher 196; Ron Holman 504; Matthew Parkinson 434; Seth Dickens 481; Nigel Bowley 431.

Mary Welch spoke for the following sick and housebound: Sheila Dodsworth, Jenny Shufflebotham, John Charles, Paula Mogensen, Margaret Keeton, Samantha Cole, Roy Hollowell, Andrew Wells, John Powell and Silvia. Steve Welch led 489.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Rob Mahoney in honor of the following deceased: Fred Putland, Cecil French, June Howieson, Michael Spittal, Charles Dodsworth, Phillipa Welch, Earlis McGraw, George Garner, Kermit Adams, Steve Adams, Hester Edwards, Robert DuPree, S.T. Reed, Freda Mahoney, Johnny Hunter, Barry of BJS, Irene Smith, Gillian Woodward, and Dorothy Allen. Rachel Jordan led 330b in their memory and Rob Mahoney closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Sheila Girling Macadam 460; Iain Paxon 38b; Edwin Macadam 444; Ian Lamb 457; Rachel Jordan 528. Martin Williams offered grace before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Steve Biggs called the class back to order leading 228. Leaders: Matthew Parkinson 30t; Andrew Clark 37b; Barry Parsons 187; Steve Fletcher 53; Edwin Macadam 236; Rebecca Over 411; Nick Hall 455; Teresa Maguire 111b; Steve Welch 467; Jill Thompson 454; Paul Setford 410t; Vicky Tremain and Sheila Girling Macadam 448t; Rob Mahoney 476; Nigel Bowley 458; Daniel Ardern and Nick Hall 313b; Ron Holman 312t; Sarah Hill 192; Seth Dickens 312b.

RECESS

Nick Hall brought the class back to order for the final session leading 287. Leaders: Paul Setford 46; Sheila Girling Macadam 377; Ian Lamb 155; Jill Thompson 344; Rebecca Over 542; Andrew Clark 496; Teresa Maguire 324; Sarah Hill 566; Nigel Bowley 565; Barry Parsons 564; Steve Fletcher 315; Rob Mahoney 209; Steve Welch 473; Steve Biggs 288; Rachel Jordan 474; Matthew Parkinson 477; Sussex Singers 299.

Announcements were made. Rachel Jordan thanked all who had helped in any way to make this singing possible, and then led 347 as the closing song. Edwin Macadam offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Rachel Jordan; Secretaries—Nick Hall, Rebecca Over and Mary Welch