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Gwehelog Singing

Gwehelog Methodist Church, near Usk, Wales, United Kingdom

Saturday, July 14, 2018

The annual Gwehelog Sacred Harp singing was called to order by Alec Williams leading 32t. Amy Kutz offered the morning prayer. The following officers were appointed: Chairman—Alec Williams; Secretary—Bridget McVennon-Morgan; Arranging Committee—Liam Kirby and Rachel Wemyss.

Leaders: Sarah West 48t; Bridget McVennon-Morgan 68b; Kate Kirwan 77b; Liam Kirby 57; Christian Liberati 31t; Steve Brett 278b; Amelia Osborn 278t; Rachel Wemyss 47t; Richard Mayers 569b; Joss Tait 72b; Nadia Abdelaziz 179; Amy Kutz 547; Teresa Maguire 83t; Vicki Elliott 475; Jacoba Bruneel 399b; George Simms 324; Ian West 300.


Meg Winters called the class to order leading 101t. Leaders: Brenda Harvey 162; Maureen Uney 86; Corey Walters 472; Niamh Madigan 276; Carol Huang 302; Samuel Turner 294; Kevin Beirne 220; Werner Ullah 33b; Steph Malpass 272; Barrington Brook 122; Nigel Bowley 73b.

Kate Kirwan conducted the sick and housebound lesson leading 34t for the following: Curtis Owen, Rev. Michael Pain, Melanie Hauff, Philip Ralls, Mike Hinton, Charlie Miller, Laura Densmore, Chris Densmore, Bernard Morrisroe, and Brenda Morrisroe.

Cath Saunt conducted the memorial lesson and read the following list of names of the deceased: Edith Owen—Texas, USA; Daphene Causey and Glenda Hopper—Alabama, USA; Darrell Swarens—Indiana, USA; Steve Helwig—Oregon, USA; Rollo Woods—Swanage; Louise Holland—Georgia, USA; Janet Winstanley—Bolton; Barbara Willard—Arizona, USA; Reginald Brett—Sunningdale; Norman Johnson—Blaydon; Francesco Nazzini—London and Naples, Italy; Charlie Hicks—Hereford; Ivan Bainbridge—Sheerness; Kamila Zahno and Michael Seifert—London; Mary Ellen Schrock—New York, USA; and Maggie Birley—Inzievar. Cath Saunt led 348b in their memory.

Leaders: Chris Brown 447; Mike Morrisroe 456; Karen Turner 187; Rachel Wemyss 225t; Alec Williams 128; Liam Kirby 491; Amelia Osborn 546; Steve Brett 464. Jacoba Bruneel offered the blessing before the midday meal.


The afternoon session was called to order by Christian Liberati leading 277. Leaders: Sarah West 173; Joss Tait 275t; Vicki Elliott 434 (for Eimear O’Donovan); Kevin Beirne 411; Mike Morrisroe 488; Corey Walters 335; Steph Malpass 436; Niamh Madigan 353; Carol Huang 377; Karen Turner 189; Cath Saunt 99; Ian West 430; Teresa Maguire 440; Chris Brown 234; Werner Ullah 29t; Amy Kutz 236; Barrington Brown 159; Nigel Bowley 503; Steve Brett 123t; Richard Mayers 455; Jacoba Bruneel 203; George Simms 217; Samuel Turner 59.


Bridget McVennon-Morgan called the class to order leading 328. Leaders: Kate Kirwan 350; Mike Morrisroe 507; Brenda Harvey 34b; Vicki Elliott 88b; Kevin Beirne 385t; Cath Saunt 384; Karen Turner 340; Ian West 501; Niamh Madigan 235; Corey Walters 505; Richard Mayers 515; Carol Huang 89; Joss Tait 331; Werner Ullah 49b; Chris Brown 28t; Nigel Bowley 175.

Alec Williams led 69t as the closing song. Karen Turner offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Alec Williams; Secretary—Bridget McVennon-Morgan