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Haworth Methodist Chapel
West Yorkshire



West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Day
Fourteenth Singing Day
West Lane Methodist Church
West Yorkshire BD22 8EL
Saturday, 19 November 2016

The fourteenth annual West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Day was held at Haworth Methodist Church, in the United Kingdom, on Saturday before the third Sunday in November.

Chris Brown began the day by leading 28t. John Hopkinson said an opening prayer. Leaders; Vicki Elliot 163t; Judy Whiting 171; Mark Wardlaw 287; Eimear O’Donovan 396; Joel Wallenberg 27; Faiz Wareh 185; Nigel Bowley 38t; Emily Verrier 36b; Pattie Wareh 183; Ted Brown 105; Margaret Gillanders 556; John Davis 448; Joanne Fuller 341.


Richard Mayers called the class to order with 504. Leaders; Cath Ingham 30t; Michael Walker 144; Jan Geerts 480; Aldo Ceresa 425 for Rob Peel; Cora Wareh 349; Camilla Widholm 328; Helen Brown 422; Jean Seiler 299; Phil Tyler 451; Tarik Wareh 50b; Richard Mayers, the Treasurer, 106; Claire Welford 212; Colin Monson 133; Hannah Land 298; Liz Lawson 503; Sarah Hill 76b; Helen Barber 223; Teresa Maguire 69b; Chris Brown 294; Mark Wardlaw 159; John Davis 282; Eimear O’Donovan 124. Jean Seiler gave thanks for the noon meal.


Claire Welford called the class back to order with 384. Leaders: Michael Walker 227; Hannah Land 234: Martyn Boddy 40; Calum Woods 36t; Amy 117; Joanne Fuller 460; Jan Geerts 351; Sarah Hill 548; Joel Wallenberg 486; Colin Higgins 296; Aldo Ceresa 500.

Michael Walker conducted the memorial lesson and read the names of the deceased; Eileen McDougall of France, Chris Holloway of Germany, Ruth Steggles of Nottingham, B M Smith of GA, Gary Smith AL, Toney & Lavoy Smith AL, Earlis McGraw GA, Bernice Harvey AL, S T Reed AL, Tom Robinson TX, Jimmie Foreman TX, Charlie Derleth MO; Johnnny Lee GA, Sylvia Small of Edinburgh, Alex Elliot of Sheffield, Rob Peel of Ireland, Tim Moscovitch of Huddersfield, David Smith of Derby, Janelle Davis IL, Jimmy Bailey AL, Joseph Leonard Rowe RI.  Michael also spoke for the sick and housebound: Curtis and Edith Owen, Dolorese Lee, Don Grimshaw, Nate & Norma Green, Cath Tyler, Melanie Hauff, Benny Ross, Joyce Farrell, Sister Pippa and Jeff Heffner. For them he led 235b and said a prayer.

Leaders: Vicki Elliot 127 for Ros & Daniel; Tarik Wareh 390; Jean Seiler 168; Colin Monson 191; Helen Brown 192; Pattie Wareh 373; Nigel Bowley 431. 


Chris Brown called the class to order with 28b; Leaders: Teresa Maguire 506; Sarah Hill 439; Camilla Widholm 377; Phil Tyler 311; Margaret Gillanders 564; Jean Seiler 273; Aldo Ceresa 456; Helen Barber 196; Joanne Fuller 532; Michael Walker 378t.

Chris Brown and Judy Whiting and led the closing song 330b and John Hopkinson offered the closing prayer. The class was dismissed early because of a snow storm.

Chairmen—Chris Brown; Vice Chairman Judy Whiting.

Secretary— Claire Welford.


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