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Sheffield Sacred Harp Singing

Worrall Memorial Hall, Worrall, United Kingdom

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The annual Sheffield All-Day Sacred Harp Singing was held at Worrall Memorial Hall, in the United Kingdom, on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in October. Eimear O’Donovan began the day by leading 59. Ted Brown offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Eimear O’Donovan 56t; Vicki Elliott 34b, 88b; Chris Brown 34t, 28t; Emily Verrier 47t, 127; Richard Mayers 31t, 39t; Judy Whiting 150, 72b; Ted Brown 75, 74b; Cath Ingham 155, 48t; Joe Vickers 52t, 36b; Claire Welford 37b, 274t.


Phil Tyler called the class to order by leading 480. Leaders: Phil Tyler 428; Helen Brown 349, 142; Myfanwy Reynolds 133, 148; Josh Lant 159; Margaret Gillanders 314; Derek Buckland 547, 278t; Paul Wilson 144, 86; Eimear O’Donovan 410b, 154.

Joe Vickers spoke for the deceased and the sick and housebound. He read the following memorial list of the deceased: Gordon Hoyland and Alex Elliott—Sheffield; Ros Taylor—St John’s Chapel; Norman Johnson—Blaydon; Winifred Elliott—Bolton; Don Grimshaw—Southampton; Jean McDonald and Donald McDonald—Derby; Julie Selvey—Doncaster; Robert Peele—Dublin; Edith Owen—Texas, USA; Gravis Ballinger and Eloise Wootten—Alabama, USA; Julie Vea—Wisconsin, USA; Hugh McGraw and Daniel Benton-Evans—Georgia, USA; and Billy McClean—Grimsby.

He read the following list of names of the sick and housebound: Curtis Owen, Melanie Hauff, Joe McPartland, Nate Green, Norma Green, Toby Boyes, Kit Yip, David Gasi, Christine Stephens, and Kathryn Golding. He led 425, and said a prayer.

Leaders: Emily Verrier 162, 448b; Vicki Elliott and Mike Upton 313b, 277; Ted Brown 535. Richard Mayers gave thanks for the meal.


Chris Brown called the class back to order by leading 82t and 291. Leaders: Cath Tyler 270, 430; Richard Mayers 99, 299: Julie Russell 178, 347; Calum Woods 373, 225t; Cath Ingham 35, 63; Paul Wilson 565, 390; Claire Welford 114, 474; Josh Lant 548; Helen Brown 436, 30b; Phil Tyler 505, 477; Rosalind Woods 319; Rosalind Woods and Calum Woods 345b; Vicki Elliott 564, 187.


Myfanwy Reynolds called the class to order leading 49t and 48b. Leaders: Joe Vickers 296, 500; Cath Tyler 419, 531; Derek Buckland 87, 213t; Mike Upton and Richard Mayers 268, 481; Calum Woods 387, 348b; Emily Verrier 318, 101b; Vicki Elliott 378b, 472.

Eimear O’Donovan led 62 as the closing song. Calum Woods offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Eimear O’Donovan; Secretary—Judy Whiting