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Jordans Village Hall

The Second
Thanksgiving Singing Day
Jordans Village Hall
Saturday, 20 November 2010

The second Thanksgiving Singing Day was held in the Village Hall of Jordans, the Quaker Village, and burial place of William Penn. The class was called to order by Sheila Girling Macadam leading 34b and David Chantler offered the opening prayer.  Leaders: Nick Hall 49t; Steve Welch 70t; Rachel Jordan 47t; Rebecca Over 270; Ken Baddley 73b; Jan Lawrence 299; Sofi Mogensen 31t; Linda Reed 479; Pete Eiseman-Renyard 40; Tony Singleton 163b; Edwin Macadam 203; Steve Fletcher 272; Jill Thompson 178; Sheila Girling Macadam 500; Bob Lilley 198; Nick Hall 540; Steve Welch 566; Rachel Jordan 171; Rebecca Over 562.


Ken Baddley brought the class back together leading 192. Leaders:  Jan Lawrence 333; Elspeth Hannen 497; Sofi Mogensen 148; Linda Reed 210; Adrian Bolge 68b; Pete Eiseman-Renyard 496; Tony Singleton 47b; Edwin Macadam 551; Steve Fletcher 472; Bob Lilley 515; Sheila Girling Macadam 377; Jill Thompson 99; Nick Hall 386; Steve Welch 28t; Rachel Jordan 52t; Rebecca Over 430; Ken Baddley 81b; Jan Lawrence 276; Sofi Mogensen 312b. Mary Bolge offered thanks for the midday meal.


The afternoon session commenced with Linda Reed leading 300.  Leaders: Pete Eiseman-Renyard 84; Adrian Bolge 370; Tony Singleton 128; Edwin Macadam 344; Jill Thompson (with Jean Barton) 504; Steve Fletcher 39t.

Ken Baddley conducted the memorial lesson and led 379 in memory of Joan Leach – Knutsford; Jenny Reeves – Billericay, Suzanne Park – Billericay, Anastasia Artemiou – London; Joe Hall – Eridge, Sussex, Marion Biggs – Ringmer – Sussex, Hilary Tomlin – Auckland, NZ, Laurie Crawford – Tunbridge Wells, Betty Thompson – London, Betty Sharp – Auckland, NZ, Glynne Williams – Cardiff, Peter Shea – Stevenage, Karen Woo – Afghanistan and Stevenage, Faith Houbert – Hitchin, Alan White – Hertford, George Seiler – Stillwater, NY, USA, and Betty Treagus – Prestwood.

Elspeth and Ben Hannen gave the lesson for the following sick and housebound: Louise Rendle (London), Linty Davison (London), Helen Bushell (London), Joyce Over (Camberley), Olga Dellaway (St Thibery, France), Mike Callicott (Prestwood), Lisbeth Poulsen (Denmark), Kay Choudary (Bracknell), Eric Pilmoor (Ascot), Irene Chantler (Prestwood), Jan Davies (New Forest), Maureen Jones (Clifton, Beds.), Lionel Wollenberg (Oxford), Nicola Macadam (Hove) and Lucy Chadwick (Wimbledon). Elspeth Hannen led 474 and closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Nick Hall 86; Bob Lilley 518; Elspeth Hannen 146; Sheila Girling Macadam 168; Steve Welch 473; Rachel Jordan 65; Rebecca Over 542; Ken Baddley 28b; Jan Lawrence 117.


The class was reconvened for the final session with Sofi Mogensen and John Taylor leading 228. Leaders: Linda Reed 535; Adrian Bolge 491; Pete Eiseman-Renyard 268; Tony Singleton 277; Edwin Macadam 236; Steve Fletcher 274t; Jill Thompson 196; Bob Lilley 397; Elspeth Hannen 107; Nick Hall 287, Steve Welch 38t; Rachel Jordan 209.

Announcements were made and invitations extended to other Sacred Harp singing events around the country. After expenses had been met, the surplus from the day’s donations would be passed to the Quakers for their use. Sheila Girling Macadam and Edwin Macadam led 347 and David Chantler offered the closing prayer.  The class was dismissed. Chairman – Sheila Girling Macadam; Treasurer – Edwin Macadam; Secretary Sofi Mogensen; Pitcher – Rachel Jordan; Arranging Committee – Nick Hall.


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