Goodshaw Sacred Harp Day was held at Goodshaw
Church, in the United Kingdom, on Saturday before the second Sunday in March.
Judy Whiting began the day by
leading 77b. Harry Sidebottom welcomed singers back to the church and said an
opening prayer. David Ivey conducted a singing school for the new singers
present and encouraged them to lead.
Judy Whiting called the class
back with 72b. Leaders: Aldo Ceresa 56t; Carmel Wood 32t; Karen Ivey 36b; Ian
West 102; Helen Brown 411; Sally Greaves-Lord 171; David Ivey 33b; Hannah Land
145t; Ted Brown 74b; Maria Wallace 474; Michael Walker 73t; Anna Baldini 86;
Fynn Titford-Mock 299; Sarah West 498; Nadine Wills 339; Chris Brown and John
Hopkinson 350; Aldo Ceresa 280; Judy Whiting 318; Karen Ivey 108t; Carmel Wood
472; Ian West 384; Helen Brown 208; David Ivey 309; Sally Greaves-Lord 200; Ted
Brown 303; Maria Wallace 183; Michael Walker 434; Chris Brown 127. John
Hopkinson gave thanks for the noon meal.
Sarah West called the class
back to order and led 324. Leaders: Fynn Titford-Mock 504; Hannah Land 302; Cath
Tyler 47t; Judy Whiting 182; David Ivey 349; Sally Greaves-Lord 39t; Aldo Ceresa
431; Carmel Wood 168; Ian West 287; Ted Brown 176b.
Michael Walker conducted the
memorial lesson and read the names of the deceased: Bob Meek (KY), Linda Champ
of Winchester, Valerie Munday, George Seiler (NY), Kathleen Dunne, Frances Ceresa
(MI), Ben Dickens, Cherry Shaw, Billy Williams (AL), Phyllis Bruce (CT), John
Giles of Derbyshire, Bill Boyd of Oldham,
Jerry Enright (IL) and Cliff Eriksen (NH). He also spoke for the sick and
housebound: Jeff Shepherd, Philip Ralls, John Seaton, Hazel Walker, Charlottte
Bailey, Jean Sidebottom, John Egglestone, Ethne Buckley, Debbie Culf, Kathy
Armstrong, Stan Reeve, Coy & Marie Ivey, Teresa Parker, Maureen Gamlin, Gary
Nightingale and Dwight Diller. For them he led 285t and said a prayer. Leaders:
Helen Brown 68b; Maria Wallace 159; Karen Ivey 201; Chris Brown 211; Nadine
Wills 133; Sarah West 80t; Hannah Land 417; Fynn Titford-Mock 49b; Judy Whiting
Michael Walker called the class
to order leading 153. Leaders: Cath Tyler 367; Sally Greaves-Lord 282; Carmel
Wood 212; Ian West 480; Helen Brown 475; Aldo Ceresa 396; Maria Wallace 142;
David Ivey 131b; Nadine Wills 45t; Karen Ivey 313t; Fynn Titford-Mock 163b;
Sarah West 432; Hannah Land 430; Chris Brown 31t; David & Karen Ivey 217.
Judy Whiting and Chris Brown
led 323t. Ted Brown offered a closing prayer and the class was dismissed.
close a group of singers visited the Goodshaw Baptist Old Chapel and sang,
sitting in the square singers’ pew. Leaders: Chris Brown 28b; David Ivey 163t;
Aldo Ceresa “Goodshaw”; Michael Walker 30b; Michael McGuigan 515; Nadine Wills
48t; Jane Waltho 49t; Carmel Wood “Candler Park”; Aldo Ceresa “Jerusalem Ode”;
Chris Brown 28t; Helen Brown 225t; Karen Ivey 178; Aldo Ceresa “Fawcett”; Fynn
Titford-Mock 566; Michael Walker & Helen Brown 227.
Chairman — Judy Whiting;
Secretaries – Maria Wallace, Cath Ingham and Jane Waltho.