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Sheffield Singing

Worrall Memorial Hall, Worrall, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Saturday, October 8, 2016

The annual Sheffield All-Day Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Vicki Elliott leading 88b. Joe Vickers offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Joy Spreadborough 47b; Sarah West 75; Eimear O’Donovan 36b; Joe Vickers 215; David Moore 155; Barry Parsons 42; Tarik Wareh 34t; Helen Brown 187; Claire Welford 210; Emily Verrier 171; Faiz Wareh 32b; Ella Cumber 475; Cath Tyler 131b; Teresa Maguire 313t; Bob Butler 31t; Cora Wareh 481; Jo Ellis 315; Steve Brett 317; Phil Tyler 464; Pattie Wareh 99; Kate Kirwan 206; Tom Blake 277.

RECESS

Joy Spreadborough called the class to order leading 296. Leaders: Edwin Macadam 151; Lin James 369; Michael Walker 103; Julie Russell 49b; Benny Ross 501; Emily Verrier 122; Richard Mayers 504; Sheila Girling Macadam 534; Tarik Wareh 298.

Steve Brett conducted the memorial lesson and read the names of the following recently deceased: Irene Smith, Eamon Smith, Gillian Woodward, Ruth Steggles, Charles Dodsworth, David Smith, and Wendy Ross—England; B.M. Smith and Earlis McGraw—Georgia, USA; Oliver Kindig-Stokes—Pennsylvania, USA; Janelle Davis—Illinois, USA; Toney Smith and S.T. Reed—Alabama, USA; April Selley—New York, USA.

He also spoke for the following sick and housebound: Zdzeslaw Gryszko, Alan Bown, Sister Pippa, Kathryn Golding, Peter Golding, Nigel Cumber, Karen Turner, Alex Elliott, Sheila Dodsworth, Gill Cawley, and Lynn Carr. Steve Brett led 381. Ted Brown closed the memorial lesson with a prayer.

Leaders: Matthew Parkinson 72b; Teresa Maguire 39t; David Moore 361; Ted Brown 426b; Ella Cumber 96; Vicki Elliott 327. Joe Vickers offered the blessing for the midday meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Eimear O’Donovan leading 101t. Leaders: Matthew Parkinson 100; Ella Cumber 212; Lin James 225b; Edwin Macadam 528; Helen Brown 436; Benny Ross 53; Cora Wareh 127; Michael Walker 292; Sarah West 112; Sheila Girling Macadam 332; Tom Blake 282; Claire Welford 372; Faiz Wareh 110; Barry Parsons 548; Richard Mayers 183; Jo Ellis 479; Pattie Wareh 228; Joe Vickers 460; Kate Kirwan 192; Cath Tyler 278t; Ted Brown 176b; Julie Russell 178; Phil Tyler 157.

RECESS

Teresa Maguire called the class to order leading 111b. Leaders: David Moore 189; Emily Verrier 106; Colin Higgins 296; Cora Wareh 222; Benny Ross 441; Claire Welford 196; Steve Brett 397; Helen Brown 225t; Tom Blake 342; Pattie Wareh 547; Edwin Macadam 37b; Sarah West 564; Phil Tyler 477; Sheila Girling Macadam 227; Faiz Wareh 272; Michael Walker 426t; Lin James 425.

Vicki Elliott led 340 as the closing song. Helen Brown offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Vicki Elliott; Secretary—Bob Butler