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Fifth Gwehelog Sacred Harp Singing Day - Minutes
Gwehelog Methodist Chapel
Nr. Usk
Saturday, 12 July 2003

The fifth Annual Gwehelog Sacred Harp Singing Day was held on the Saturday before the second Sunday in July.  Chairman Ken Baddley called the class to order at 10.30 a.m. leading song on page 34b.  Bernard Collard offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Judy Whiting 171; Bernard Collard 300; Helen Brown 39; Edwin Macadam 84; Joanne Hoover 72; Mick Verrier 107; Sheila Girling Macadam 535; Tony Singleton 496; Isabelle Walker 66; Ian West 480; Ruth Cooper 47t; Alan Weeks 479; Mryka Hall-Beyer 350; Paul Setford 37b; Catherine Tyler 318; Dave Townsend 269; Grace Scrimgeour 547; Phil Tyler 442; Margaret Gillanders 474; Jill Thompson 454; Tony Parkinson 276; Steve Fletcher 77t; Mandy Townsend 82t.


Bernard Collard called the class back to order leading song on page 362. Leaders: Judy Whiting 546; Edwin Macadam 538; Joanne Hoover 477; Tony Singleton Repentance (own composition); Catherine Tyler 135; Dave Townsend 378b; Ruth Cooper and Corrie Farquhar 299; Alan Weeks 468; Mryka Hall-Beyer 133; Phil Tyler 340; Grace Scrimgeour 31t; Paul Setford 40. Ken Baddley led The Gwehelog Grace (composer Chris Gardener) as the prayer before lunch.


The afternoon session commenced with the Memorial Lesson, conducted by ????

??? read the names of the deceased and Mick Verrier led All Saints (own composition).  Those remembered: ??????? .  The sick and housebound were recalled by ?????. Those remembered: ?????.  Tony Singleton led song on page 86.  The memorial was closed.

Leaders: Helen Brown 498; Steve Fletcher 448; Ian West 312; Mandy Townsend 203; Margaret Gillanders 515; Tony Parkinson; Jill Thompson 497; Sheila Girling Macadam 142.


The afternoon session resumed with Ken Baddley leading song on page 287.  Leaders: Ruth Cooper and Chris Brown 127; Alan Weeks 163b; Grace Scrimgeour 178 (for Rachel Jordan, flying to Namibia that day); Paul Setford 213; Margaret Gillanders 143; Phil Tyler 131t; Tony Parkinson 49t; Jill Thompson 504; Ian West 32t; Mryka Hall-Beyer; Dave Townsend 49b; Joanne Hoover 365; Edwin macadam and Corrie Farquhar 236; Catherine Tyler 278t; Mandy Townsend 542; Steve Fletcher 148; Bernard Collard 70t; Judy Whiting 373; Tony Singleton Brightest Days (own composition, subsequently renamed Newhaven in honour of Rob and Sheila Mahoney);  Helen Brown 228; Mick and Emily Verrier 146; Sheila Girling Macadam 128. 

Announcements were made and invitations extended to other Sacred Harp singing events around the country.  Ken Baddley thanked all those who had helped during the day, especially  those set out below. He led song on page 62 , ??? offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman -- Ken Baddley.   
Pitchers -- Helen Brown and Michael Verrier
Catering Co-ordination -- Jenny Ellis and Ann Weeks
Arranging Committee -- Sheila and Edwin Macadam.

Apologies for the missing names; details were unavailable from the available records kept.


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