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Stapleford Singing

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

Saturday, November 12, 2022

The class was called to order by Helen Brown leading the song on page 52t. Richard Mayers gave the opening prayer.

Leaders: Vicki Elliott 34b; Hannah Land 56t; Richard Mayers 313b; Joyce Smith 73t; Phil Tyler 270; Edwin Macadam 569b; Sarah West 171; Werner Ullah 49b; Jessica Beer 348b; Derek Buckland 28b; Jacoba Bruneel 421; Josh Lant 160b; Sheila Girling Macadam 173; Tom Sprackland 68t; Claire Welford 384; Ian West 135; Eimear O’Donovan 297; Steve Brett 123t; Ted Brown 97; Vicki Elliott 430.


Phil Tyler called the class to order by leading 40. Leaders: Jessica Beer 71; Chris Brown 95; Joyce Smith 379; Edwin Macadam 121; Claire Welford 472; Derek Buckland 74t; Eimear O’Donovan 285t.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Helen Brown and Sheila Girling Macadam. Helen spoke for the following sick and housebound: Nigel Bowley, Brenda Harvey, Di Elliott, Dave Elliott, Cath Tyler, Mike Cooper, Jan Green, Alan Bown, Irene Bown, Don Holloway, Dave Thorpe, and Joy Spreadborough. Sheila spoke for the following deceased: Teresa Cavallar, Martin Williams, Mary Ceresa, Julia Bryan, Grace Knowles, Don Walker, Pauline Hoyland, Norma Waterson, Bob McKillerick, Landis Powell, Graham Dezarn, Gill Peake, Joan Aldridge, Rebecca Over, Larry Gordon, Tony Barrand, Margaret Dale Barrand, Ian Wallace, Peter Grant, Rudiger Forster, Ted Mercer, and Thelma West. Sheila led the song on page 65 for those named. The memorial lesson was closed with prayer offered by Ted Brown.

Leaders: Tom Sprackland 213t; Calum Woods 487; Sarah West 215; Matthew Parkinson 36b; Werner Ullah 501; Steve Brett 402; Helen Brown 86 (request by Steve Fletcher in memory of Martin Williams). Grace for the midday meal was offered by Hannah Land.


The singing was reconvened by Steve Brett singing 278b. Leaders: Claire Welford 284; Ian West 480; Hannah Land 454; Matthew Parkinson 269; Sheila Girling Macadam 377; Tom Sprackland 447; Eimear O’Donovan 456; Richard Mayers 485; Helen Brown 475; Josh Lant 411; Jacoba Bruneel 542; Calum Woods 304; Jessica Beer 218; Edwin Macadam 236; Sarah West 133; Werner Ullah 29t; Chris Brown 35; Joyce Smith 333.


The class was called back together by Vicki Elliott leading 37b. Leaders: Tom Sprackland 466; Ian West 500; Derek Buckland 206; Eimear O’Donovan 134; Matthew Parkinson 92; Phil Tyler 311; Sheila Girling Macadam 157; Josh Lant 126; Steve Brett 482; Jacoba Bruneel 282; Richard Mayers 494; Calum Woods 275b; Jessica Beer 34t; Edwin Macadam 499; Joyce Smith 69t. Helen Brown led 347 as the closing song, and Calum Woods dismissed the class with prayer.

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