The fourth 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 Revd David Chantler offered the
opening prayer. Leaders: Nick Hall 569b; Sofi Mogensen 28t; Rachel Jordan 47t;
Ellyn Stokes 276; Edwin Macadam 40; Steve Welch 32t; Steve Fletcher 77t; Sheila
Girling Macadam 315; Nick Hall 528; Sofi Mogensen 84; Rachel Jordan 171; Ellyn
Stokes 107; Edwin Macadam 534; Steve Welch 411; Sheila Girling Macadam 480; Nick
Hall 538; Sofi Mogensen 102; Rachel Jordan 155.
brought the class back together leading 142. Leaders: Ellyn Stokes 319; Edwin
Macadam 504; Steve Welch 70t; Steve Fletcher 108b; Sheila Girling Macadam 564;
Nick Hall 573; Sofi Mogensen 31t.
assisted by Antonina Spittal, conducted the memorial lesson, reading
‘Pilgrimage’ by David Adam, the vicar of Lindisfarne. Steve Welch led 452 in
memory of Jeanne Orton (Kidderminster); Simon Hewitt (Aberystwyth); Jean Hickox
End); Vic Newman (Lewes); Tristan Mirabaud (Lewes); Jan Fairley (Edinburgh); Georgie
Chitty (Billericay); Ingrid Fabricus (Denmark); Peggy Lansbury (Prestwood); Robert
Allan (Eastbourne); Joan Chantler (Macclesfield); and Reginald and Gladys Girling
Edwin Macadam, assisted by Mike Cooper, gave the lesson for the sick and
housebound, reading from the last chapter of The Plymouth Adventure, by
Ernest Gebler, and leading 68b. We remembered: Isla Grace Halls (Dartmouth),
Edith Walden, Mary Wray, Linty Davison and Sara Ray (all of London), Paul
Mogensen (Germany), Audrey Hewison (Chesham), Benedict Simpson (High Wycombe),
and Tony Singleton (Hawkhurst). David Chantler closed the memorial with prayer,
and asked Edwin Macadam to lead 49t.
Leaders: Rachel Jordan 65; Adrian Bolge
503; Ellyn Stokes 110; Steve Fletcher 82t; Nick Hall 562; Sofi Mogensen 312b;
Steve Welch 50b. Mary Bolge offered thanks for the midday meal.
The afternoon session commenced with Rachel Jordan leading 350. Leaders: Ellyn
Stokes 270; Adrian Bolge 228; Edwin Macadam 183; Sheila Girling Macadam 352;
Steve Fletcher 189; Elspeth Hannen 299; Nick Hall 515; Sofi Mogensen 148; Steve
Welch 186; Rachel Jordan 474; Ellyn Stokes 69t; Steve Fletcher 196; Edwin
Macadam 192; Adrian Bolge 49b; Sheila Girling Macadam 168; Elspeth Hannen 159;
Nick Hall 535; Sofi Mogensen 448t; Ellyn Stokes 547; Edwin Macadam 236.
The class was
reconvened for the final session with Steve Welch leading 473. Leaders: Sheila
Girling Macadam 486; Steve Fletcher 348t; Adrian Bolge 72b; Elspeth Hannen 497;
Rachel Jordan 481; Nick Hall 556; Ellyn Stokes 47b; Sofi Mogensen 209; Edwin
Macadam 163b; Sheila Girling Macadam 362; Steve Welch 73b; Steve Fletcher 128;
Adrian and Matthew Bolge 45t; Elspeth and Ben Hannen 146; Rachel Jordan 454.
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 again 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
Chairman : Edwin Macadam
Secretary : Sofi Mogensen
Pitcher : Rachel Jordan
Arranging Committee : Nick Hall
Chaplain : Revd David Chantler.