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New Year’s Day Singing

Holy Trinity Church, Mapperley, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Monday, January 1, 2018

The class was called to order by Helen Brown leading 30t (CB). Karen Turner 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—Vicki Elliott.

Leaders: Helen Brown and Karen Turner 155 (CB) (for Cath Ingham and her family following the loss of her son, Toby); Ted Brown 33b; Vicki Elliott 48t; Sam Carter 34b; Michael Walker 242 (CB); Hannah Land 38t (CB); Chris Brown 229; Eimear O’Donovan 30t; Joe Vickers 35 (CB); Richard Mayers 66; Judy Whiting 212; Rosalind Oldham 84; Calum Woods 54t (CB); Julie Russell 344; Sam Carter 512; Karen Turner 474; Michael Walker 98 (CB); Hannah Land 152; Ted Brown 397 (CB) (for Cath Ingham); Eimear O’Donovan 448b; Richard Mayers 102; Calum Woods 81t; Vicki Elliott 217. Grace for the mid-day meal was offered by Rosalind Oldham.


Chris Brown called the class back together by leading 106. Rosalind Oldham led 143.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Joe Vickers. The following sick and housebound were named: Diana Elliott, David Elliott, Timothy Guy, Curtis Owen, Melanie Hauff, Joe McPartland, Rev Michael Pain, Sister Pippa, Cath Tyler, and Trish Stadward. The following deceased were remembered and honored: Daphene Causey, Jean MacDonald, Donald MacDonald, Toby Boyes, Hugh McGraw, Barry Cummings, Gordon Hoyland, Norman Johnson, Winifred Elliott, Gravis Ballinger, Edith Owen, Kameron Prescott, Louie Charles Brown, and Daniel Evans. Joe Vickers led 95b (CB) for all the above named, and closed the memorial service with prayer.

Leaders: Judy Whiting 268b (CB); Sam Carter 283; Helen Brown 338; Richard Mayers 280; Hannah Land 445; Calum Woods 499 (CB); Karen Turner 300; Michael Walker 208; Eimear O’Donovan 434; Ted Brown 442t (CB); Vicki Elliott 430; Joe Vickers 542; Julie Russell 178; Chris Brown 514 (CB); Hannah Land 575 (CB); Michael Walker 573; Rosalind Oldham 505 (CB); Sam Carter 115 (CB); Eimear O’Donovan 137 (CB); Richard Mayers 472.


Vicki Elliott called the class back together by leading 171. Leaders: Karen Turner 228; Ted Brown 511t (CB); Rosalind Oldham 488 (CB); Joe Vickers 207; Judy Whiting 150; Helen Brown 186; Michael Walker 461; Rosalind Woods 571 (CB); Eimear O’Donovan 541; Calum Woods 152 (CB); Hannah Land 486 (CB); Chris Brown 306.

Helen Brown led 347 as the closing song. Michael Walker dismissed the class with prayer.

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