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Twenty Third Palm Sunday Singing Day
Cumnor Village Hall
Sunday, 9th April 2017

The chairperson, Mandy Townsend, called the class to order at 10.30a.m. and welcomed everyone to the 23rd Palm Sunday singing day. She led the first song, 34b and then called upon Margaret Gillanders to give the opening prayer.
Leaders: Sheila Girling Macadam 173; Toby Goss 28b; Edwin Macadam 372; Teresa Maguire 65; Alec Williams 282; Rachel Jordan 52; Derek Buckland 496; Hannah Land 150; Matthew Parkinson 108b; Jen Codrington 288; Chris Brown 348b; Leilai Immel 278; Tarik and Faiz Wareh 447; Helen Brown 310; Wernah Ullah 73; Margaret Gillanders 556; Nick Hall 569; Pattie Wareh 36b; Ian West 415; Dave Townsend 434; Cora Wareh 191; Steve Brett 73t; Kate Kirwan 271t.


Sheila Girling Macadam called the class back to order leading song on page 63. Leaders: Ted Brown 391; Michael Bloom 178; Crispin Walker 399t; Mandy Townsend 318; Toby Goss 86; Edwin Macadam 329; Teresa Maguire 285; Alec Williams 176; Rachel Jordan 426; Derek Buckland 56b; Hannah Land 283; Matthew Parkinson 568; Sheila Girling Macadam 114; Jen Codrington 440; Chris Brown 102; Leilai Immel 144; Tarik Wareh 133; Helen Brown 265; Faiz Wareh 159; Nick Hall 464; Werner Ullah 37b; Margaret Gillanders 546; Cora Wareh 29t; Pattie Wareh 227; Ian West 384 Ted Brown 101t; Steve Brett 235. Hannah Land offered the lunchtime prayer.


Nick Hall called the class to order by leading song on page 145b. Leaders: Kate Kirwan 105; Michael Bloom 299; Crispin Walker 212; Mandy Townsend 217; Alec Williams 107; Hannah Land 297; Toby Goss 313b; Jen Codrington 372; Matthew Parkinson 179; Teresa Maguire 321b; Rachel Jordan 330b.

The sick and housebound lesson was led by Ted Brown, who stressed the need to visit and reach out to those who are unwell. The names of the Sick and Housebound were read out as listed:  June Eames of Cubbington; Curtis and Edith Owen of Texas, USA; Nate and Norma Green of Alabama, USA; Melanie Hauff of Illinois, USA; Margaret and Bill Steel of Bolton; Jean Macdonald of Derby; Paula Mogensen of Billericay; David Elliott of Lutterworth; Jackie Saunders of Eynsham; Karen Rollins of GA, USA; Cheryl Cork of Bath. Ted led 566 in their honour.

The memorial lesson was led by Helen Brown who emphasized the need to make the most of the time available to be with friends and family.The names on the memorial list were read out as listed: Ruth Steggles of Nottingham; Norman Johnson of Blaydon; Winifred Elliot of Bolton; Gordon Hoyland of Sheffield; Ros Taylor of St Johnís Chapel; Don Grimshaw of Totton; Johnny and Dolores Lee of GA, USA; Tom Robinson of Texas, USA; Jimmie Foreman of Texas, USA;  Earlis McGraw of GA, USA; Tony and Lavoy Smith of Alabama, USA; Gary Smith of Alabama, USA;  B M Smith of GA, USA; Charlie Derleth of Missouri, USA; Chris Holloway of Germany; April Selley of NY, USA; Janelle Davis of Chicago, USA; Robert Peel of Ireland; David Humber of London; Oman of Georgia; Alexander Best of London; Joy Drew of Leamington Spa. Helen led 499 in their honour.

The class resumed with Edwin Macadam leading song on page 564. Leaders: Leilai Immel 278t; Dave Townsend 112; Cath Tyler 335; Derek Buckland 148; Margaret Gillanders 534; Phil Tyler 565; Cora Wareh 223; Ian West 480; Joe Vickers 466; Emma Warren with Crispin Walker 448t; Wernah Ullah 448b; Kate Kirwan 302; Steve Brett 492; Crispin Walker 84; Pattie Wareh 373; Ted Brown 486; Faiz Wareh 377; Helen Brown 192; Tarik Wareh 101b; Joe Vickers 501; Cath and Phil Tyler 33b; Dave Townsend 273.

Mandy Townsend gave thanks to all those who had helped during the day and invited announcements of coming singings.

A total of 90 items were led during the singing day by 32 leaders.

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

Chairperson: Mandy Townsend
Chaplain: Ted Brown, assisted by Helen Brown, Margaret Gillanders and Matthew Parkinson
Arranging Committee: Sheila Girling Macadam and Nick Hall
Pitchers: Rachel Jordan, Helen Brown, Matthew Parkinson
Secretary: Mandy Townsend
Finance officer: Mandy Townsend
Organiser: Dave Townsend and Julie Fox


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