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Lewes Sacred Harp Singing Day

South Malling Parish Church, Lewes, Sussex, United Kingdom

Saturday, July 2, 2022

The annual Lewes Sacred Harp Singing Day was called to order by Rachel Jordan leading 34b, followed by the opening prayer offered by Helen Brown. Leaders: Nick Hall 147t; Eleanor Callaghan 153; Seth Dickens 39t; Natalie Edelman 503; Steve Biggs 276; Catherine Roberts 37b; Iain Paxon 36b; Una Nicholson 217; Werner Ullah 49t; Brenda Harvey 277; James Roche 474; Neil Horlock 65; Machna Nowak 569b; Nigel Bowley 39b; Helen Brown 399b.


The second session commenced with Sheila Girling Macadam leading 133. Leaders: Joe Vickers 43; Jacoba Bruneel 542; Edwin Macadam 534; Ted Brown 378t; Eleanor Callaghan 441; Rachel Jordan 171; James Roche 528; Catherine Roberts 445; Iain Paxon 70b; Nick Hall 455; Natalie Edelman 86; Vicky Tremain 472; Tom Gerber 117; Brenda Harvey 89; Sheila Girling Macadam 562; Seth Dickens 448t.


Nigel Bowley called the class back to order leading 33b. Leaders: Una Nicholson 377; Steve Biggs 49b; Edwin Macadam 330b.

Seth Dickens spoke for the following sick and housebound: Liz Roche, Steven Black, Louise Wilson, Mike Cooper, Daniel Oldham, John Carty, Chris Judge, Daniele Monopoli, Stuart Derwent, Teresa Maguire, Dave Thorpe, David Elliott, Kate Coxon and Barrett Patton. He read the following list of names of the deceased: Bella Roche, Diana Hajikakou, Jackie Harold, Barry Newton, Peter Mole, Pat Sexton, Sylvia Delaney, Monica Botting, James Neame, Alastair Sayles, Giles Cooper-Hall, Ian Wallace, Peter Grant, Colin Gasson, Martin Williams, Anna Chan, Ruth Caswell, Rebecca Over, Eris Denney Muse, and Elizabeth Garrett. Catherine Roberts closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Seth led 235.

Leaders: Joe Vickers 493; Vicky Tremain 475; Werner Ullah 531; Neil Horlock 504; Machna Nowak 448b; Ted Brown 77t. Edwin Macadam offered grace before the noon meal.


Rachel Jordan called the class back to order leading 105. Leaders: Nick Hall 200; Jacoba Bruneel 512; Jill Thompson 178; Helen Brown 426b; Tom Gerber 183; Joe Vickers 314; Eleanor Callaghan 300; Nigel Bowley 110; James Roche 496; Machna Nowak 148; Una Nicholson 142; Brenda Harvey 72b; Ted Brown 338; Sheila Girling Macadam 103; Werner Ullah 535; Helen Brown 225t; Edwin Macadam 372; Neil Horlock 400.


Catherine Roberts 187; Machna Nowak 287; James Roche 452; Nigel Bowley 175; Jill Thompson 454; Jacoba Bruneel 229; Brenda Harvey 48t; Eleanor Callaghan 159; Edwin Macadam 466; Iain Paxon 163t; Werner Ullah 278t; Rachel Jordan 373; Neil Horlock 324; Sheila Girling Macadam 128; Nick Hall 299. Announcements were made.

Rachel Jordan thanked all who had helped in any way to make this singing possible, then she and Nick Hall led 347 as the closing song. Brenda Harvey offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Rachel Jordan; Secretary—Nick Hall