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St Luke, Stapleford.

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Tuesday Occasionals 10th Anniversary
and Special Birthday Singing

St Luke's Church
Saturday, 11 November 2000

The class was called to order by Ian West leading song on page 99. The morning prayer was offered by Ruth Cooper. Helen Brown then welcomed everyone to this special singing and led song on page 171.

Leaders : Ruth Cooper 200 ; Bernard Collard 503 ; Margaret Gillanders 84;  Dave Cooper 324.

At 11am (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month) a 2 minute silence was observed in honour of those who gave their lives in battle for their country. Helen Brown then led song on page 36b and offered prayer for the courage of those remembered.

Leaders : Jackie Patten 34b ; Dave Richardson 27 ; Jill Thompson 344 ; Edwin Macadam 497; Steve Fletcher 448b ; Rosalind Oldham 143 ; Sheila Girling Smith 349 ; Rosalind Oldham / Helen Brown “The Crowning Day” (written by Rosalind Oldham).


Leaders : Ian West 479 ; Helen Brown 448t ; Bernard Collard 217 ; Margaret Gillanders 148 ; Dave Cooper 159 ; Jackie Patten 81b ; Edwin Macadam 556 ; Ruth Cooper 178 ; David Moore 454 ; Jill Thompson 504 ; Dave Richardson 68b ; Steve Fletcher 31b ; Rosalind Oldham 66 ; Sheila Girling Smith 439 ; Ian West 28t ; Krys Bottrill 147t ; Helen Brown 198.

The blessing for lunch was offered by Bernard Collard.


The afternoon session was called to order by Dave Richardson leading song on page 111t.

Leaders : Irene Bown 49b ; Ruth Cooper 361 ; Bernard Collard 515 ; Hannah Cooper 276 ; Tony Singleton 300 ; Grace Scrimgeour 33b ; Steve Fletcher 189 ; Margaret Gillanders 38t ; Edwin Macadam 538 ; Jackie Patten 146 ; David Moore 155 ; Jill Thompson 31t ; Dave Cooper 47t;  Sheila Girling Smith 267 ; Rosalind Oldham 40 ; Krys Bottrill 49t ; Ian West 480 ; Margaret Gillanders 474 ; Tony Singleton 128 ; Bernard Collard 63.

The Memorial Lesson was led by Helen Brown and Ruth Cooper and the song on page 318 was led in memory of the following deceased : Lesley Wragg, Mary Brown, Richard’s mum, Rosa Hughes, Karen House, Eric Winter, Ronald Nathan, Marie Bradshaw and Gillian Dutfield.

The song on page 475 was led for the following sick and housebound : Eric Conrod, Lesley Sharp, Sylvia Holt, Valerie Beardsworth, June Meakin, Andrea Ertle, Gordon Ashman and Mary Berry. 

The Memorial Lesson was closed with prayer.


The class was called back to order by Tony Singleton leading song on page 277.

A special announcement was made by Ted Brown in honour of the following people, all of whose special birthdays were being celebrated at this singing :  Ruth Cooper, Jill Thompson, Steve Fletcher, Irene Bown (all 50), Helen Brown (40),  Rosalind Oldham (30), Hannah Cooper (18), Arwen Lockley (18) and also Anne Hilton (50) who couldn't make the singing due to the lack of trains as a result of the weather, and the Tuesday Occasionals. 

“Happy Birthday” was sung to the tune of 34b.

Leaders : Ian West 133 ; Ruth Cooper 210 ; Margaret Gillanders 452 ; Jill Thompson 496 ; Jackie Patten 228 ; Dave Cooper 107 ; Sheila Girling Smith 48t ; Helen Brown 542 ; Bernard Collard 77t ; Dave Richardson 347 ; Edwin Macadam 236 ; David Moore 209.

Parish notices were given and the singing closed at 4.30pm with Helen Brown leading song on page 566 and dismissing the class with prayer.   


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