annual Sussex Shape Note singing was held in Staplefield Village Hall, using the
Sacred Harp, 1991 edition and Alternative Harmony (AH), a booklet of other shape
note tunes. The class was called to order by the co-chairs Tony Singleton and
Jill Thompson leading 276. Leaders: Nick Hall 489; Sheila Girling Macadam 81t;
Edwin Macadam 184; Steve Fletcher 39t; Ian Lamb 89; Corrie van Duzer 280; Rachel
Jordan 52t; Rob Mahoney 86; Jacqui Selby 35b; Derek Buckland 28b; Steve Biggs
49b; Judie van Duzer 48t; Ron Hollman 85; Toby Goss 47b; Jill Thompson 299; Tony
Singleton 300; Sheila Girling Macadam 487; Edwin Macadam 122; Steve Welch 147b;
Caroline Edwards 107; Steve Fletcher 272; Guy Hayes 441; Catherine Roberts 171;
Jacqui Selby 282; Nick Hall 279; Rachel Jordan 155.
called the class to order leading 228. Leaders: Derek Buckland 56b; Steve Welch
50b; Ian Lamb 481; Judie van Duzer 148; Rob Mahoney 159; Ron Hollman 547; Corrie
van Duzer 436; Steve Biggs 40; Catherine Roberts 37b; Caroline Edwards 178; Guy
Hayes 296; Jill Thompson 454; Edwin Macadam 172; Jacqui Selby 82t; Nick Hall
120; Steve Fletcher 196; Tony Singleton 117; Sheila Girling Macadam 430; Toby
Goss 143; Derek Buckland 72b; Rachel Jordan 528.
Edwards called the class to order leading 31t. Leaders: Ian Lamb 504; Rob
Mahoney 163b; Judie van Duzer 38t; Ron Hollman 385; Jacqui Selby 134; Guy Hayes
318; Nick Hall 267; Steve Welch 569t. Remembrance Lesson: Rob Mahoney gave a
combined Memorial and Sick and House-bound lesson and Tony Singleton led 457
with Jean Mahoney reading the names for the former and Guy Hayes the latter.
Memorial: Clif Finch, Elisabeth Clark, Brian Hall, Doris Hammond, Jane Davies,
Ruth Steggles, Silvia Deeka (Holland). Sick and Housebound: Jenny Gibson, June
Eames, Dave Cooper, Cleve Boudreaux (LA), Jackie Saunders, Nik Pollard, Paula
Mogensen, Ced Morgan. The memorial was closed.
van Duzer 198; Jill Thompson (AH Ten Thousand Charms); Sheila Girling Macadam
320; Rachel Jordan 426; Edwin Macadam 236; Steve Biggs (AH Life's Purpose)
Catherine Roberts 30b; Steve Fletcher (AH Idumean Road).
Duzer called the class to order leading (AH The Lily); Leaders: Steve Welch (AH
New England); Caroline Edwards 47t; Toby Goss (AH Immensity); Guy Hayes 511;
Catherine Roberts 114; Derek Buckland 523; Ian Lamb 209; Ron Hollman 128; Steve
Biggs (AH Millbrook); Rob Mahoney 474; Corrie van Duzer (AH Walpole); Steve
Fletcher (AH Red Lion); Edwin and Sheila Girling Macadam 183; Rachel Jordan 475.
reported that 42 had attended and 83 songs had been sung. Thanks were extended
and announcements made. The 2018 Sussex Shapenote singing will be held on
Saturday, 10th March 2016. Jill Thompson and Tony Singleton led 347 as the
closing song and the class was dismissed.
Co-chairmen--Jill Thompson and Tony Singleton; Secretaries--Ian Lamb, Mary
Welch, Jacqui Selby, and Jean Mahoney