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South Yorkshire Singing

Wisewood Methodist Church, Wisewood, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Saturday, February 23, 2019

The annual South Yorkshire All-Day Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Vicki Elliott leading 47t. Jacoba Bruneel offered the opening prayer. Leaders: Joe Vickers 49b; Eimear O’Donovan 171; Chris Brown 81t; Josh Lant 209; Hannah Land 85; Richard Mayers 565; Sam Carter 77t; Claire Welford 42; Calum Woods 205; Jacoba Bruneel 65; Ted Brown 317; Colin Monson 173; Emily Verrier 36b; Fynn Titford-Mock 167; Catherine Roberts 133; Phil Tyler 496; Geoff Grainger 40.


Richard Mayers called the class to order leading 183. Leaders: Werner Ullah 535; Julie Russell 344; Joyce Smith 145t; Benny Ross 278b; Erin Johnson-Williams 475; Ali Mckenzie Wilcox 178; Helen Brown 217 (for Kathy Williams and in memory of Louise Holland); Tom Sprackland 297; Lin James 274b; Judy Whiting 68b.

Dave Elliott spoke for the deceased and for the sick and housebound. He read the following list of names of the deceased: Charlie Hicks—Hereford; Ivan Bainbridge—Sheerness; Kamila Zahno, Michael Seifert, and Michael Ridge—London; John Marsh—Essex; Dennis Lingwood—Ledbury; Roberto Cavaliar—Tione Di Trento; Jaques Chatillon—Quebec; Harry Cowking—Goodshaw; Janet Winstanley and Bill Steel—Bolton; George Dent—Andover; Ray Stickley, Pat Stickley, and Clint Andrews—Nottingham; Steve Harrison—Slaithwaite; Susan Carr—Leeds; Rev. Michael Pain—Dorchester; Bob Patten—Somerset; Caroline Williams—Keighley; Pete Civico—Sheffield; Dick Levine and Marlene Levine—New York, USA; Barbara Willard and Rodney Willard—Arizona, USA; Louise Holland and Ruth Ayers—Georgia, USA; Glenda Hopper and Eugene Forbes—Alabama, USA; Greg Hodnet—Pennsylvania, USA; Stuart Tanner—USA.

He also read the following list of names of the sick and housebound: Curtis Owen, Melanie Hauff, Philip Ralls, John Hopkinson, Jean McDougall, Sarah Huckaby, Rozlyn Greene, David Elliott, Karen Rollins, Larry Ross, and Cath Tyler. Vicki Elliott led 381 and Dave Elliott offered a prayer to close the lessons.

Leaders: Fred Langridge 515; Eimear O’Donovan 444; Fynn Titford-Mock 88b; Hannah Land 182; Geoff Grainger 156; Claire Welford 320; Joe Vickers 433; Emily Verrier 89. Hannah Land gave thanks for the midday meal.


Eimear O’Donovan and Rowan Tinker called the class to order leading 100. Leaders: Jacoba Bruneel 215; Calum Woods 298; Colin Monson 296; Joyce Smith 569b; Benny Ross 485; Catherine Roberts 372; Tom Sprackland 546; Lin James 148; Fred Langridge 35; Phil Tyler 428; Helen Brown 327; Chris Brown 517; Josh Lant 102; Werner Ullah 278t; Julie Russell 163b; Sam Carter 474; Judy Whiting 208; Fynn Titford-Mock 336; Claire Welford 419; Ted Brown and Helen Brown 225t (for Karen Rollins); Vicki Elliott 542; Richard Mayers 528; Emily Verrier 198.


Benny Ross called the class to order leading 540. Leaders: Jacoba Bruneel 373; Werner Ullah 448b; Lin James 452; Matthew Mason 122; Joyce Smith 80t; Tom Sprackland 57; Hannah Land 234; Josh Lant 396; Helen Brown 534; Sam Carter 472; Catherine Roberts 31t; Colin Monson 274t; Fred Langridge 159; Ted Brown 129; Julie Russell 155; Joe Vickers 378b; Calum Woods 185.

Vicki Elliott led 347 as the closing song. Calum Woods offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Vicki Elliott; Secretary—Trish Bater