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Fifteenth Palm Sunday Singing Day
Finstock Village Hall
Sunday, 5th April 2009

Fifteenth Annual Finstock Palm Sunday Sacred Harp singing was held on Sunday 5 April 2009. The chairperson, Mandy Townsend, called the class to order at 10.30a.m. and welcomed everyone to the 15th Finstock singing day. She called upon Michael Walker to give the opening prayer and then led the first song, 31b. Leaders: Dave Townsend 155; Rachel Jordan 66; Steve Fletcher 99; Nick Hall 287; Steve Welch 49t; Ian West 105; Sofi Mogensen 84; Ted Brown 303; Bernard Collard 63; Helen Brown 396; Michael Walker 411; Margaret Gillanders 163b; Linda Reed 300; Edwin Macadam 47t; Chris Brown 28b; Sheila Macadam 330b; Jacqui Selby-MacLeod 312b; Dave Richardson 82t; Mandy Townsend 68b.


Dave Townsend called the class back to order leading song on page 127. Leaders: Rachel Jordan 497; Steve Welch 473; Steve Fletcher 28t; Nick Hall 573; Sofi Mogensen 332; Ted Brown 496; Margaret Gillanders 72b; Bernard Collard 363; Judy Whiting 318; Michael Walker 79; Helen Brown 507; Edwin Macadam 538; Linda Reed 361; Chris Brown 474; Sheila Macadam 536; Ian West 182; Jacqui Selby-MacLeod 457; Dave Richardson 278t; Jill Thompson 299; Tony Singleton 148; Rachel Jordan 189; Dave Townsend 236. Helen Brown offered the lunchtime prayer.


Mandy Townsend called the class to order by leading song on page 480. Leaders: Nick Hall 528; Margaret Gillanders 33b; Steve Welch 503; Helen Brown 235; Chris Brown 459; Steve Fletcher 183; Ted Brown 43; Judy Whiting 546; Michael Walker 374.

The memorial lesson was led by Bernard Collard who invited the class to think of all the names listed. The names of the deceased were read out by Ben Copenhaver as listed: Joyce Leigh; Kathrine Webb; Joyce Berger, Hailsham; Jack Walne, Beaconsfield; Yvonne Blake; Trevor Sanderson; Lee Rogers; Else Marie Christensen; Deirdre Powell; Gladys Buchanan; Jean Cousins; David Little; Stan Shaw; Dr. Bill Reynolds, Tennessee; Beatrice Davies, Chinnor, Oxford; Jan Woolmer; Emily Doe; Rose Adelaide Baker, Lowell, Massachusetts. Sheila Macadam led song 122 for the deceased. Bernard Collard led the lesson for the Sick and Housebound. The names of the Sick and Housebound were read out by Sofi Mogensen as listed:  Dorothy Williams; Jack Crawford; David Lee; Erik Mogensen; Jenny Reeves; Tony Smith; Ted Alderton; John Green; Gemma Taylor; Derek Luke; Brain Cooper; Tom Hodgkinson. Sofi then led song 384 for the Sick and Housebound. Dave Cooper read out the names on the Celebrations list: Chris Brown for making a good recovery from illness; Jack Crawford also recovering from illness.  Bernard Collard led song 228 for those on the celebrations list.

The class resumed with Edwin Macadam leading song on page 464. Leaders: Linda Reed 210; Ian West 500; Jacqui Selby-MacLeod 39t; Tony Singleton 40; Jill Thompson 504; Dave Townsend 324.


The class was called to order by  Rachel Jordan leading song on page 269. Leaders: Mandy Townsend 383; Nick Hall 455; Margaret Gillanders 350; Steve Welch 501; Helen Brown 426; Steve Fletcher 481; Ted Brown 111b; Michael Walker 131t; Sheila Macadam 415; Sofi Mogensen 31t; Bernard Collard 454; Edwin Macadam 217; Jill Thompson 143; Linda Reed 171; Jacqui Selby-MacLeod 134; Tony Singleton 86; Ian West 50b.

Announcements were made and thanks extended to all those who had helped during the day. A total of 84 items were led during the singing day by 22 leaders.

Ted Brown offered the closing prayer before Dave and Mandy Townsend closed the singing by leading song 323t.

Chairperson: Mandy Townsend
Chaplain: Bernard Collard
Arranging committee: Mandy Townsend, Ian West and Dave Richardson
Pitchers: Dave Townsend, Rachel Jordan, Helen Brown
Secretaries: Nick Hall, Steve Fletcher, Sofi Mogensen
Finance officer: Mandy Townsend
Catering co-ordinators: Ann Collard, Mandy Townsend, Jean Barton, Judy Whiting


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