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Second Gwehelog Sacred Harp Singing Day - Minutes
Gwehelog Methodist Chapel
Nr. Usk
Saturday, 15 July 2000

The Second Annual all day Sacred Harp singing at Gwehelog Chapel was held on 15 July 2000, the Saturday before the third Sunday in July. The morning prayer at 10.00 a.m. was led by Audrey Price.  Ken Baddley led song on page 34b.  Leaders:  Judy Whiting 171; David Atkin 49b; Bernard Collard 287; David Cooper 36b; Sheila Girling Smith 28t; Edwin Macadam 523b; Steve Fletcher 48t; Mandy Townsend 33b; Paul Setford 40; Carla Smith (San Diego, USA) 425b; Jerry Schreiber (San Diego, USA) led his setting of the Welsh hymn “Bryn Calfaria”; Rachel Jordan 474.


The class was called back to order by Ruth Cooper leading song on page 200.  Leaders: Helen Brown 532; Rosalind Oldham 143; Dave Richardson 111t; Phil Tyler 101t; Ros Clements 61; Jackie Patten 313b; Mick Verrier 107; Jenny Ellis 159; Alan Weeks 150; Ian West 133; Paul Sanderson 344; Ken Baddley 515b; Judy Whiting 460; David Atkin 212;  Bernard Collard 454; David Cooper 324; Sheila Girling Smith 186; Edwin Macadam 236; Steve Fletcher 504; Mandy Townsend 300; Paul Setford 31t; Carla Smith 448t; Jerry Schreiber 198; Rachel Jordan 66; Ruth Cooper 148.  The Gwehelog Grace   was sung, led by the composer, Christopher Gardner.


The afternoon session was called to order by Helen Brown leading song on page 542.  Leaders: Rosalind Oldham 155; Dave Richardson 467; Phil Tyler 282; Ros Clements 147t; Mick Verrier 272; Jenny Ellis 49t. Ken Baddley took the Memorial Lesson, calling on the words of Rev'd. Henry van Dyke and Joyce Grenfell and leading song on page 163b.  We remembered Ron Thomas, Joan Izzard, Celine Vas, Pauline Weeks, Ron Nathan, Lesley Wragg, Karen House, Rosa Hughes, Sonia Argyle, Fiona Smith, Frances Butcher, Hannah Bond, Carol Starkie, Mike Thompson, Gordon Ashman, Laurette's Mother, Rinie Loades, Marie Bradshaw, Anna Hancorn, Ivy Moore and Lily Ford.  Bernard Collard spoke of loneliness and hope for the sick and housebound and Sheila Girling Smith led song on page 86.  The session resumed with Alan Weeks leading song on page 479.  Leaders: Ian West 182; Paul Sanderson 117; Roz Argyle 457; Ken Baddley 350; Jean Barton with Mandy Townsend 455; Judy Whiting 546; David Atkin 480; Bernard Collard 503; David Cooper 276; Sheila Girling Smith 349; Edwin Macadam 538; Steve Fletcher 142; Mandy Townsend 383; Paul Setford 273; Carla Smith 339; Jerry Schreiber 260; Rachel Jordan 269; Ruth Cooper 268; Helen Brown 384; Dave Richardson 335; Mick Verrier 163t; Alan Weeks 73b.  Ken Baddley thanked everyone for coming and the officers for their assistance in the success of the day.  Ken Baddley led song on page 62 and the class was dismissed with prayer by Helen Brown.

Chairman – Ken Baddley; 
Pitchers – Rachel Jordan and Helen Brown; 
Arranging Committee – Edwin Macadam and Sheila Girling Smith; 
Catering Committee – Jenny Ellis, Judy Whiting and Ann Weeks; 
Secretary – Sheila Girling Smith.


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