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New Year's Day Sacred Harp Singing
Methodist Chapel
1 January 2001

The class was called to order by Helen Brown leading song on page 40.

Helen welcomed everyone to the singing and wished all a “Happy New Year and New Millennium”. Following the notices for the day, Helen Brown offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Ruth Cooper 47t; Bernard Collard 217; Steve Fletcher 130; David Stow 350; Grace Scrimgeour 33b; Irene Bown 148; Jean Barton / Helen Brown 324 ; Margaret Gillanders 84;


Dave Richardson called the class back to order by leading song on page 111t.

Leaders: Helen Brown 218; Tony Singleton 68b; Ruth Cooper 299; Bernard Collard 63; Steve Fletcher 318; David Stow 268; Bill Meakin 388; Grace Scrimgeour 48t; Irene Bown 178; Jean Barton / Dave Richardson 474; Margaret Gillanders 66; Tony Singleton 312b; Helen Brown led song on page 198 and offered the blessing for the lunchtime meal.


The afternoon session was called to order by Ruth Cooper leading song on page 497 (for Jill Thompson).  Leaders: Bernard Collard 49b; Steve Fletcher 272; David Stow 152; Grace Scrimgeour / Tony Singleton 504; Jean Barton / Helen Brown 475; Margaret Gillanders 143.

The Memorial Lesson and the Lesson for the Sick and Housebound was given by Bernard Collard following which Helen Brown led song on page 347 for the deceased and Tony Singleton led song on page 86 for the Sick and Housebound.

Dave Richardson 335; David Stow 34b.


The class was called to order by Tony Singleton leading song on page 300. Leaders: Jean Barton / Helen Brown 344; Margaret Gillanders 49t; Ruth Cooper 454; Ian West 480; Bernard Collard 362; Steve Fletcher 448t; Dave Richardson 448b; David Stow 72b; Grace Scrimgeour 31t; Jean Barton / Bernard Collard (for Sheila Girling Smith and Edwin Macadam) 186; Ian West 28t.

The singing was brought to a close at 4pm with Helen Brown leading song on page 62 and offering the parting prayer.




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