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Stapleford Sacred Harp Singing

St. Luke’s Church, Stapleford, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The 19th annual Stapleford All-Day Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Helen Brown leading 52t. Hannah Land offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Helen Brown; Vice Chairman—Ted Brown; Secretary—Margaret Gillanders; Arranging Committee—Judy Whiting and Chris Brown.

Leaders: Joe Vickers 336t (CB); Chris Brown 30t (CB); Vicki Elliott 77t; Ted Brown 105; Hannah Land 171; Rosalind Oldham 313t; Ian West 312b; Calum Woods 138t (CB); Michael Walker 368t (CB); Kathy Williams 472; Sam Carter 129.

At 11:00 a.m., a two minute silence was observed (Armistice Day).

Leaders: Aldo Ceresa 176b; Karen Turner 143; Inga Huebner and Calum Woods 98 (CB); Rob Mahoney 107; Derek Buckland 82t; Rosalind Oldham and Daniel Oldham 573 (CB); Chris Brown 298.


Helen Brown reconvened the class leading 111b. Leaders: Vicki Elliott 505 (CB); Joe Vickers 563 (CB); Kathy Williams 140 (CB); Ted Brown 97; Johannes Sauer 37 (CB); Sam Carter 292b (CB); Hannah Land 463 (CB).

The memorial lesson was conducted by Michael Walker, during which the following sick and housebound were named: Charlene Wallace, Curtis Owen, Melanie Hauff, Joe McPartland, Carolyn Pritchett, David Elliott, Dianne McLaren, Helmut Fessen, Wolfgang Sauer, Eimear O’Donovan, Don Walker, Charlotte Walker, Ella Cumber, and Sally Sumner.

The following deceased were remembered and honored: Daniel Evans, Jean MacDonald, Donald MacDonald, Hugh McGraw, Don Grimshaw, Ros Taylor, Gordon Hoyland, Norman Johnson, Winifred Elliott, Edith Owen, Gravis Ballinger, Terry Bolger, Dave Mann, Gisela Sakaras, Tilo Jeske, Jana Rosenstein, and Jimmy Balfour. Michael led 380t (CB) for the all the above named, and the memorial service was closed with prayer offered by Kathy Williams.

Leaders: Rob Mahoney 178; Ian West 500; Karen Turner 501; Inga Huebner 303; Aldo Ceresa 182; Derek Buckland 29b; Michael Walker 225t. Grace for the midday meal was offered by Jonathan Stanyon.


The class was reconvened by Calum Woods leading 45b (CB). Leaders: Rosalind Oldham 575 (CB); Johannes Sauer 516 (CB); Joe Vickers 268b (CB); Hannah Land 137 (CB); Ted Brown 511t (CB); Karen Turner 474; Rob Mahoney 159; Inga Huebner 56b; Ian West 515 (CB); Derek Buckland 101t; Helen Brown 392 (for Ella Cumber); Michael Walker 559 (CB); Vicki Elliott 327; Aldo Ceresa 506; Kathy Williams 209; Sam Carter 411 (CB); Calum Woods 215 (CB); Johannes Sauer 205 (CB); Chris Brown 498.


The class was reconvened by Hannah Land leading 54t (CB). Leaders: Ian West 392 (CB); Inga Huebner 313b; Joe Vickers 138b; Kathy Williams 217; Rob Mahoney 84; Aldo Ceresa 326; Vicki Elliott 186; Derek Buckland 271t; Helen Brown and Vicki Elliott 268 (for David Elliott and Sally Sumner); Johannes Sauer 228; Michael Walker 42 (CB); Calum Woods 567 (CB); Karen Turner 36b; Sam Carter 207t (CB); Ted Brown 113 (CB); Chris Brown 28b; Hannah Land 410 (CB); Aldo Ceresa 68t; Kathy Williams 208; Joe Vickers 499.

Helen Brown led 56t as the closing song. Joe Vickers dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Helen Brown; Vice Chairman—Ted Brown; Secretary—Margaret Gillanders