Harp Singing Day
South Malling Parish Church,
Lewes, Sussex, United Kingdom
Saturday, June 30, 2018
annual Lewes Sacred Harp Singing Day was called to order by Rachel Jordan
leading 34b followed by the opening prayer offered by Mike Cooper. Leaders: Nick
Hall 73b; Iain Paxon 441; Ian Lamb 70t; Eleanor Callaghan 339; Ron Hollman 392;
Edwin Macadam 63; Kate Kirwan 42; Robin Bisson 47t; Steve Welch 569t; Sheila
Girling Macadam 191; George Simms 376; Steve Brett 317; Machna Nowak 313b;
Werner Ullah 49t; Joss Tait 29t; Pete Eiseman-Renyard 84; Teresa Maguire 83t;
Vicky Tremain 472; Tom Gerber 122; Guy Hayes 421.
Hall brought the class back to order leading 489. Leaders: Jill Thompson 344;
Joyce Smith 547; Steve Brett 483; Rachel Jordan 173; Robin Bisson 171; Eleanor
Callaghan 39t; Steve Welch 566; Joss Tait 535; Iain Paxon 147b; Edwin Macadam
280; Vicky Tremain 146; George Simms 299; Kate Kirwan 125; Iain Paxon 56b;
Machna Nowak 504; Ron Hollman 536; Werner Ullah 448b; Guy Hayes 36b; Pete
Eiseman-Renyard 143; Mavis Clay and Vicky Tremain 178.
Sheila Girling Macadam brought the class back to order leading 350. Leaders: Tom
Gerber 334; Teresa Maguire 134; Jill Thompson 99; Joyce Smith 401; Nick Hall
455; Daniel Ardern 86. Iain Paxon spoke for the sick and housebound, leading 331
in their names: Paula Mogensen, Stella Hardy, Carole Baldie, Lil Hollman, Evelyn
Munson, Jeannie Blagg, Dave Cooper, Hubrina Gőrlich, Roger Derwent, Alan Moore,
Justine Stairmand and Helen Bushell. The memorial lesson was given by Mary Welch
in honour of the deceased whose names were read by Werner Ullah: Andy Spence,
Millicent Brown, Francesco Nazzini, Ivan Bainbridge, Michael Seifert, Kamila
Zahno, Reginald Brett, Charlie Hicks, Adrian Barritt, Mark Girling, Jennifer
Bennett, Frank Pigott, Rollo Woods, Stuart Reed, Lucy Foster, Geoffrey Rendle,
Sarah Bunting, Jeff Stote, Geoff and André Rioh, William David Clee. Steve Welch
led 452 and Mary closed the memorial with prayer. Leaders: Edwin Macadam 288;
Rachel Jordan 564; George Simms 340; Eleanor Callaghan 330b; Steve Welch 50b;
Ian Lamb 287; Robin Bisson 276; Jill Thompson 481. Milly Murphy offered grace
before the noon meal.
Hayes called the class back to order leading 206. Leaders: Teresa Maguire 500;
Jocelyn Derwent and Rachel Jordan 497; Pete Eiseman-Renyard 155; Ron Hollman
368; Ross Adamson 38b; Werner Ullah 457; Iain Paxon 89; Joss Tait 513; Sarah
Hill 189; Steve Brett 498; Machna Novak 37t, Kate Kirwan 165; Joyce Smith 33b;
Sheila Girling Macadam 216; Milly Murphy and Nick Hall 198; Guy Hayes 365; Nick
final session commenced with Rachel Jordan leading 114. Leaders: Maggie
Eiseman-Renyard 335; Sarah Hill 34t; Kate Kirwan 386; Steve Welch 77b; Steve
Brett 30b; Sheila and Edwin Macadam 236; Iain Paxon and Eleanor Callaghan 209;
Maggie and Pete Eiseman-Renyard 117; Ross Adamson 503; Brighton singers 101t;
London singers 111b; Lewes singers 454.
Announcements were made. Rachel Jordan thanked all who had helped in any way to
make this singing possible then led 347 as the closing song. Edwin Macadam
offered the closing prayer and the class was dismissed.
Chairman — Rachel Jordan; Secretaries — Mary Welch and Nick Hall.