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South Yorkshire Singing

Wood Lane Countryside Centre,
Stannington, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The annual South Yorkshire All-Day Sacred Harp singing was called to order by Sarah West leading 59. Kate Kirwan offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were appointed: Chairperson—Sarah West; Secretaries—Margaret Gillanders and Emily Verrier; Arranging Committee—Eimear O’Donovan and Joe Vickers.

Leaders: Eimear O’Donovan 36b; Vicki Elliott 88b; Sam Carter 37b; Emily Verrier 49t; Cath Ingham 30t; Barry Parsons 67; Claire Welford 82t; Joe Vickers 95; Hannah Land 85; Ed Johnson Williams 229; Myfanwy Reynolds 162; Ted Brown 225t; Lin James 569t; Richard Mayers 29t; Julie Russell 155; Kate Kirwan 75; Derek Buckland 68b; Helen Brown 61; Joy Spreadborough 31t; Erin Johnson Williams 207.


Claire Welford called the class to order leading 318. Leaders: Benny Ross 278b; Liz Lawson 163b; Margaret Gillanders 314; Richard Mayers 268; Julie Russell 34b; Amy Parkin 448b; Sam Carter 439; Myfanwy Reynolds 148; Derek Buckland 56b; Sarah West 449; Cath Ingham 135; Barry Parsons 560; Emily Verrier 319; Ted Brown 317; Hannah Land 392; Kate Kirwan 367; Joy Spreadborough 47t; Ed Johnson Williams 309; Vicki Elliott 436. Ted Brown offered the blessing for the midday meal.


The afternoon session was called to order by Sam Carter leading 32t. Leaders: Joe Vickers 97; Calum Woods 224; Phil Tyler 174; Helen Brown 426b; Amy Parkin 378b; Kelly Taylor 142; Erin Johnson Williams 388; Emma Warren and Joe Vickers 282; Cath Tyler 340; Liz Lawson 66; Lin James 540; Margaret Gillanders 564; Eimear O’Donovan 475.

Sarah West conducted the memorial lesson and read the list of names of the following recently deceased: Delorese Lee, Johnny Lee, B.M. Smith, Alex Elliott, Ruth Steggles, Les Holmes, Jimmy Bailey, and Robert Peel. She also spoke for the following sick and housebound: Gillian White, Toby Boyes, Chris Brown, Joyce Farrell, David Gasi, Lynn Carr, Sister Pippa, Peter Golding, and Daniel Lord. Sarah West led 83t. Joe Vickers closed the memorial lesson with a prayer.

Leaders: Hannah Land 48t; Ted Brown 43; Vicki Elliott 70b; Kate Kirwan 506; Joy Spreadborough 154.


Emily Verrier called the class to order leading 106. Leaders: Liz Lawson and Calum Woods 236; Barry Parsons 360; Myfanwy Reynolds 496; Kelly Taylor 217; Derek Buckland 350; Claire Welford 362; Carmel Wood and Helen Brown 532; Ed Johnson Williams and Erin Johnson Williams 383; Colin Higgins 411; Emma Warren and Eimear O’Donovan 448t; Cath Tyler 499; Richard Mayers 455; Julie Russell 171; Benny Ross 178; Cath Ingham 63; Calum Woods 399t; Cath Tyler and Kelly Taylor 99.

Sarah West led 347 as the closing song. Margaret Gillanders offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Sarah West; Secretaries—Margaret Gillanders and Emily Verrier