Singing was from the 1991 edition of
The Sacred Harp unless otherwise stated.
CB = Cooper Book
OC = Own composition
The sixth annual
New Year’s Day Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Helen Brown
leading 171. Helen
welcomed everyone to the singing, led
33b, and offered
the opening prayer.
The following officers were elected or appointed: Chair—Helen Brown;
Arranging Committee—Dave Richardson; Secretary—Margaret Gillanders.
31t; Ruth Steggles
39t; Chris Brown
441; Cath Tyler
168; Judy Whiting
38t (CB), 273;
Phil Tyler 385t,
559 (CB); Bernard Collard
re-convened the class leading 54t (CB).
White 128 (CB), 573 (CB); Rosalind Oldham 544 (CB), 488t (CB); Helen
Brown 575 (CB); Ruth Steggles 505 (CB); Chris Brown 133 (CB); Cath
Tyler 576 (CB); Ruth Steggles (by request)
Collard offered thanks for the noon meal.
brought the class back to order leading
Whiting 367 (CB); Phil Tyler 98 (CB); Margaret Gillanders 199 (CB);
Bernard Collard 336t (CB); Gillian White
49t; Ruth Steggles
488b (CB); Chris Brown
127; Cath Tyler
A memorial lesson
was conducted by Gillian White and Simon White.
deceased were remembered: Liese Brown, Alec Brown, Mike Walker, Mary
Kellaway, Jim Kenyon, John Birmingham, Joe Scurfield, Keith Morris,
Gladwys Carlin, Christopher Walker, Barbara Foster, Cynthia Grice,
Philip Dodson, John Hocutt, Helen Kirk, Lesley Lang, Chris Chosterton,
and Laurette Wojcik.
The names of the
following sick and housebound were read: Hazel Walker, Mick Whiting,
Vivienne Davinson, James Oss, and R.V. Dunagan. Simon White offered
prayer and Helen Brown led
68b in honor and
in memory of all those named.
brought the class to order by leading
155. Leaders: Judy
Whiting 474; Helen
Brown and Jean Barton
547; Phil Tyler
299; Margaret Gillanders 500 (CB); Bernard Collard
350; Gillian White
Steggles 478 (CB); Chris Brown 449 (CB); Cath Tyler
given and announcements made, after which Helen Brown led “The
Christian’s Love” as the closing song. Peter Owen-Jones offered the
closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.
Brown; Arranging Committee—Dave Richardson; Secretary—Margaret