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Bristol Singing

Frenchay Quaker Meeting House, Frenchay, Bristol, United Kingdom

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The 6th Bristol All-Day Singing was called to order at Frenchay Quaker Meeting House by Rachel Wemyss leading 47t. Alec Williams offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Alec Williams 72b; Kate Kirwan 314; Steve Brett 56b; Samuel Turner 360; Sarah West 111t; Charlie Williams 30t; Matthew Parkinson 441; Amy Cutts 234; Joe Vickers 43; Bridget McVennon-Morgan 426t; Carey Smith and Joyce Smith 457; Werner Ullah 49b; Ian West 492; Nigel Bowley 39t; Teresa Maguire 122 (for Machna Nowak); Steve Fletcher 268 (for Kari McGowan); Liam Kirby 70b; George Simms 415; Jeremy Donaldson 179; Helen Peake 569b.

RECESS

Leaders: Barry Parson 85; Leilai Immel-Parkinson 89; Robin Bisson 150; Rich Thorne 266; Edwin Macadam 475; Joyce Smith, Amy Cutts, Jacoba Bruneel, Robin Bisson, Diane Heywood, Tom Sprackland, George Simms, Stacy Hackner, Teresa Maguire, and Werner Ullah 436; Cath Saunt 350; Nick Hall 137; Jane Harris 217; Rebecca Over 517; Tom Sprackland 391; Chris Brown 502.

The sick and housebound lesson was led by Bridget McVennon-Morgan, who spoke of the importance of regular health checks. Bridget led 48t for the following people: Velton Chafin, Ottis Sides, Charlene Wallace, David Elliott, Judy Whiting, Rachel Jordan, Peter Grant, Helen Brown, and Olive Gordon.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Sheila Girling Macadam, who spoke about the London Marathon and the importance of the support and presence of family and friends. Sheila then led 369 for the following who have passed away: Susan Carr—Leeds; Raphel Nowak—Poland; Carolyn Williams—Keighley; Bob Patten—Morchard Bishop; William Girling—Toronto; Roger Bullen—Cropredy; John Marsh—Weeley, Essex; Michael Ridge—London; Dennis Lingwood—Ledbury, Herefordshire; Roberto Cavallar—Trento, Italy; Maureen Carty—Dublin; Sian Dawson—Fife; John Hayto—Leicester; Audrey Doig—Taunton; David Doig—Taunton; John Powell—France; Martha Brett—Sunningdale; Michael Kaye and Mary Ellen Schrock—New York, USA; Elizabeth Rechenberg—Ohio, USA; Eugene Forbes and Willodean Barton—Alabama, USA; Rodney Willard and Barbara Willard—Arizona, USA; Karl Walbrecht—Virginia, USA; Marlene Spector Levine and Richard Levine—New Jersey, USA; Doug Webb—Texas, USA; Michael Appert—Illinois, USA. The lessons were closed with prayer offered by Steve Brett.

Leaders: Vicki Elliott 472; Stacy Hackner 481; Brenda Harvey 29t; Francis Gaskin 201; Jacoba Bruneel 300; Derek Buckland 429; Greg Carson and Maria Carson 178; Joyce Smith 30b; Ted Brown 426b (for Helen Brown). Geoff King offered a grace before the midday meal.

LUNCH

Leaders: Charlie Williams 105; Werner Ullah 435; Helen Peake 91; Susannah Gill 480; Joe Vickers 430; Sheila Girling Macadam 500; Vicki Elliott 532; Molly Ellis 558; Ellen Kennedy 328; Jacoba Bruneel 564; Aldo Ceresa 528; Amy Cutts 168; Ian West 142; Rebecca Over 159; George Simms 112; Steve Fletcher 377; Teresa Maguire 505; Francis Gaskin 229.

RECESS

Leaders: Joyce Smith 335; Robin Bisson 182; Nigel Bowley 309; Susannah Gill 282; Samuel Turner 295; Nick Hall 455; Stacy Hackner 442; Derek Buckland 162; Jeremy Donaldson 110; Jane Harris 299; Molly Ellis 176b; Ellen Kennedy 284; Aldo Ceresa 546; Tom Sprackland 171; Emma Hooper 277; Greg Carson 313b; Edwin Macadam and Sheila Girling Macadam 236.

Rachel Wemyss made the closing remarks, thanking all those involved in the running of the day, as well as everyone who had travelled to sing. Kate Kirwan gave the Secretary’s report: that the class of sixty-four registered singers (forty-eight leaders) had sung eighty-two songs, and four countries were represented (England, Scotland, Germany, and USA). Samuel Turner gave the Treasurer’s report stating that all expenses had been met.

Rachel Wemyss led 176t as the closing song. Joe Vickers offered the closing prayer, and dismissed the class.

Chairman—Rachel Wemyss; Vice Chairman—Alec Williams; Secretary—Kate Kirwan