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Allestree Methodist Church

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New Year's Day Sacred Harp Singing
Methodist Chapel
1 January 2002

Singing was from the 1991 edition of The Sacred Harp unless otherwise stated.
CB = Cooper Book
OC = Own composition


The class was called to order at 11am by Helen Brown leading song on page 171 and then, having welcomed everyone to Allestree Methodist Church, Helen offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Dave Richardson 111t; Ian West 28t; Bernard Collard 228; Margaret Gillanders 84; Ruth Cooper 47t; Dave Cooper 36b; Mick Verrier 107; Steve Fletcher 48t; Helen Brown 481; Ian West 480; Dave Richardson 56b; Bernard Collard 474; Margaret Gillanders 515.


The singing resumed with Ruth Cooper leading song on page 299.

Leaders: Dave Cooper 155; Mick Verrier “Mermaid” (OC); Steve Fletcher 70b; Helen Brown 367 (CB), 507 (CB); Dave Richardson 478 (CB), 488 (CB); Roz Argyle 511t (CB), 571 (CB) Ian West 505 (CB); Bernard Collard 336t (CB), 300; Margaret Gillanders 350, 38t.

The mealtime blessing was offered by Revd. Simon White.


Ruth Cooper called the class to order by leading song on page 276.

As several new singers were attending the class, Helen Brown introduced a brief singing school to explain about the shapes and then led the class in singing 49t.

Leaders: Dave Cooper 66; Mick Verrier “New Invention” (OC); Jill Thompson 99; Steve Fletcher 85.

The Lesson for the Memorial and the Sick and Housebound was led by Bernard Collard, who spoke of our need to accept help when it is offered, according to our needs.

The names of the deceased were read out as listed: Freeman Wootten (Alabama), Noreen Friar, Barbara Griggs, Winston Renford Smith.

The names of the Sick and Housebound were read out as listed: Rosalind Oldham, Joan Gillanders, Anne Smith, Nellie Davis (Mark’s mum – Mississippi), Barbara Foster.

Bernard led song on page 318, followed by Helen Brown leading song on page 50b.


The class was called to order by Roz Argyle leading song on page 147t.

Leaders: Dave Richardson 563 (CB); Bernard Collard 454; Jill Thompson 497; Margaret Gillanders 148; Steve Waite and Dave Richardson 267; Helen Brown 559 (CB); Steve Fletcher 38t (CB); Ruth Cooper 500 (CB); Dave Cooper 159; Mick Verrier 146; Roz Argyle and Simon White 106; Jill Thompson 452; Dave Richardson and Edmund White 68b.

Helen Brown closed the singing by leading 347 and dismissed the class with prayer.


ChairmanHelen Brown
Arranging Committee: Dave Richardson
Secretary: Margaret Gillanders




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