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Stapleford Singing

Stapleford Baptist Church, Albert St, Stapleford,
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Stapleford All-Day Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Helen Brown leading 313t. Ted Brown gave the opening prayer.

Leaders: Joe Vickers 30t (CB); Ted Brown 397 (CB); Rosalind Oldham 49b; Toby Goss 228; Hannah Land 54t (CB); Geoff Grainger 339; Joy Spreadborough 107 (CB); Phil Tyler 504t (CB).

At the 11 o’clock hour, Helen Brown called for one minute of silence to be observed in commemoration of the =100 year anniversary of Armistice Day on 11 November, 2018. Edwin Macadam then spoke in honor of his great uncle, Captain Robert Carl Hobson, who died exactly 100 years ago today, and led song on page 71 in his memory.

Leaders: Julie Russell 276; Ian West 563 (CB) (for Anne Hayto); Claire Welford 284; Chris Brown 133 (CB); Karen Turner 432.


Leilai Immel-Parkinson reconvened the class leading 290. Leaders: George Simms 196; Sheila Girling Macadam 51; Joe Vickers 35 (CB); Michael Walker 111b (CB); Sarah West 572 (CB); Steve Brett 138t (CB).

The memorial lesson was conducted by Joe Vickers, who spoke on behalf of the sick and deceased. The following names of the sick and housebound were read as follows: Margaret Emmerson, David Elliott, Anne Hayto, John Hopkinson, Curtis Owen, Philip Ralls, Charlene Wallace, Velton Chafin, Ottis Sides, Dave Elliott, Diana Elliott, Cath Tyler, Brenda Bennett, Keith Pigott, Ray Stickley, and Stuart Russell.

The following list of names of the deceased was read: Elspeth Murray, Joyce Farrell, John Hayto, Mary McClean, Darrel Swarens, Steve Helwig, Rollo Woods, Harry Cowking, Stuart Tanner, Louise Holland, Janet Winstanley, Glenda Hopper, Barbara Willard, Rodney Willard, Steve Harrison, Susan Carr, Rev Michael Pain, Greg Hodnett, Bob Patten, Elizabeth Rechenberg, Jurgen Bohlen, Daphene Causey, Ruth Ayers, Michael Kaye, Mary Ellen Schrock, Tom Mead, Reginald Brett, Wawena Entrekin Miles, and Captain Robert Carl Hobson. Joe then closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Aldo Ceresa 475; Matthew Parkinson 282; Hannah Land 465 (CB); Ted Brown 478 (CB); Ian West 480; Rosalind Oldham 573 (CB); Edwin Macadam 198. Grace for the midday meal was offered by Jonathan Stanyon.


The singing was reconvened by Karen Turner leading 336t (CB). Leaders: Phil Tyler 486 (CB); Matthew Parkinson 32t (CB); Julie Russell 155; Helen Peake 538; Steve Brett 411; Sheila Girling Macadam 500; Geoff Grainger 503; Michael Walker 351; Helen Brown 556; Chris Brown 392; Claire Welford 500 (CB); Toby Goss 201; Aldo Ceresa 200; Sarah West 397; George Simms 181; Leilai Immel-Parkinson 292t (CB); Ian West 492; Edwin Macadam 528; Joy Spreadborough 544 (CB); Ted Brown 378t (CB); Hannah Land 442; Joe Vickers 98 (CB); Matthew Parkinson 562 (CB).


The singing was reconvened by Sheila Girling Macadam leading 39t. Leaders: Toby Goss 273; Steve Brett 372 (CB); Claire Welford 430; Michael Walker 45b (CB); Sarah West 96 (CB); Aldo Ceresa 400; Karen Turner 192; George Simms 354t; Julie Russell 33b; Phil Tyler 318 (CB); Helen Peake 565; Leilai Immel-Parkinson 293t (CB); Geoff Grainger 163b; Joy Spreadborough 277; Chris Brown 268b (CB); Hannah Land 454 (in memory of Ruth Steggles).

Helen Brown led 46 as the closing song. Michael Walker dismissed the class with prayer.

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