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Lewes Sacred Harp Singing Day

South Malling Parish Church, Lewes, Sussex, United Kingdom

Saturday, June 30, 2018

The annual Lewes Sacred Harp Singing Day was called to order by Rachel Jordan leading 34b. The opening prayer was offered by Mike Cooper. Leaders: Nick Hall 73b; Iain Paxon 441; Ian Lamb 70t; Eleanor Callaghan 339; Ron Hollman 392; Edwin Macadam 63; Kate Kirwan 42; Robin Bisson 47t; Steve Welch 569t; Sheila Girling Macadam 191; George Simms 376; Steve Brett 317; Machna Nowak 313b; Werner Ullah 49t; Joss Tait 29t; Pete Eiseman-Renyard 84; Teresa Maguire 83t; Vicky Tremain 472; Tom Gerber 122; Guy Hayes 421.

RECESS

Nick Hall brought the class back to order leading 489. Leaders: Jill Thompson 344; Joyce Smith 547; Steve Brett 483; Rachel Jordan 173; Robin Bisson 171; Eleanor Callaghan 39t; Steve Welch 566; Joss Tait 535; Iain Paxon 147b; Edwin Macadam 280; Vicky Tremain 146; George Simms 299; Kate Kirwan 125; Iain Paxon 56b; Machna Nowak 504; Ron Hollman 536; Werner Ullah 448b; Guy Hayes 36b; Pete Eiseman-Renyard 143; Mavis Clay and Vicky Tremain 178.

RECESS

Sheila Girling Macadam brought the class back to order leading 350. Leaders: Tom Gerber 334; Teresa Maguire 134; Jill Thompson 99; Joyce Smith 401; Nick Hall 455; Daniel Ardern 86.

Iain Paxon spoke for the sick and housebound, leading 331 in honor of the following: Paula Mogensen, Stella Hardy, Carole Baldie, Lil Hollman, Evelyn Munson, Jeannie Blagg, Dave Cooper, Hubrina Gőrlich, Roger Derwent, Alan Moore, Justine Stairmand, and Helen Bushell.

The memorial lesson was given by Mary Welch. Werner Ullah read the following list of names of the deceased: Andy Spence, Millicent Brown, Francesco Nazzini, Ivan Bainbridge, Michael Seifert, Kamila Zahno, Reginald Brett, Charlie Hicks, Adrian Barritt, Mark Girling, Jennifer Bennett, Frank Pigott, Rollo Woods, Stuart Reed, Lucy Foster, Geoffrey Rendle, Sarah Bunting, Jeff Stote, Geoff Rioh, André Rioh, and William David Clee. Steve Welch led 452. Mary Welch closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Edwin Macadam 288; Rachel Jordan 564; George Simms 340; Eleanor Callaghan 330b; Steve Welch 50b; Ian Lamb 287; Robin Bisson 276; Jill Thompson 481. Milly Murphy offered grace before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Guy Hayes called the class back to order leading 206. Leaders: Teresa Maguire 500; Jocelyn Derwent and Rachel Jordan 497; Pete Eiseman-Renyard 155; Ron Hollman 368; Ross Adamson 38b; Werner Ullah 457; Iain Paxon 89; Joss Tait 513; Sarah Hill 189; Steve Brett 498; Machna Novak 37t; Kate Kirwan 165; Joyce Smith 33b; Sheila Girling Macadam 216; Milly Murphy and Nick Hall 198; Guy Hayes 365; Nick Hall 217.

RECESS

The final session commenced with Rachel Jordan leading 114. Leaders: Maggie Eiseman-Renyard 335; Sarah Hill 34t; Kate Kirwan 386; Steve Welch 77b; Steve Brett 30b; Sheila Macadam and Edwin Macadam 236; Iain Paxon and Eleanor Callaghan 209; Maggie Eiseman-Renyard and Pete Eiseman-Renyard 117; Ross Adamson 503; Brighton singers 101t; London singers 111b; Lewes singers 454.

Announcements were made. Rachel Jordan thanked all who had helped in any way to make this singing possible, and then led 347 as the closing song. Edwin Macadam offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Rachel Jordan; Secretaries—Mary Welch and Nick Hall