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Ninth Palm Sunday Singing Day
Finstock Village Hall
Sunday, 13th April 2003

Ninth Annual Finstock Palm Sunday Sacred Harp singing was held on Sunday 13 April 2003. Bernard Collard called the class to order at 10.30 and led 59 to open the proceedings and then led the opening prayer.  Leaders followed, viz: Dave Townsend 84; Katie Mahoney 144; Adrian Bolge 156; Steve Fletcher 28B; Mandy Townsend 33B; Rachel Jordan 66; Margaret Gillanders 143; Arwen Lockley 178; Sheila Macadam 28T; Judy Whiting 171; Edwin Macadam 504; Bob Lilley 452B; Simon Beirne 34B; Paul Setford 40; Ruth Cooper assisted Karen Bullen in 361.


Bernard Collard brought the class back to order with 198, followed by viz: Dave Townsend 273; Steve Fletcher 70B; Tony Singleton 277; Katie Mahoney 390; Adrian Bolge 72B; Bob Lilley 515; Simon Beirne 299; Mandy Townsend 112; Margaret Gillanders 300; Rachel Jordan 269; Val Wallace (joined by Bernard Collard) 38T; Arwen Lockley 335; Sheila Girling Macadam 142; Judy Whiting 530; Edwin Macadam 200; Dave Richardson 473; Paul Setford 448T; Ruth Cooper 481; Bernard Collard 70T; Katie Mahoney 567; Tony Singleton 496


The class was brought to order by Dave Townsend leading 474. Followed by viz: Simon Beirne 159; Mandy Townsend 480 Margaret Gillanders 228; Val Wallace supported by Bernard Collard 49T; Rachel Jordan 49B; Arwen Lockley 48T

There followed the Memorial lesson, led by Bernard Collard assisted by Katie Mahoney.  Thos remembered were: Roger March, Will Thomas, Roger Lewis (age 34), Barbara Lockley, Roy Bryan, Diana Hannah. Tom Mattock, Ken Burton, Peter Wright, Jack Bower. Vera Richardson, Chris White and Enid Griffin.  Number 267 was sung in their memory. There followed the lesson for the sick and the house-bound, led by Bernard Collard and aided by Val Wallace.  The following were those who were prayed for: Rosalind Oldham, Cass Till, Helen Brown, Joan Stocks, Len Roles, Sue Gould, John McDougall, Trevor, Marian White, Kate Richards, and Ken Robinson.448b was sung for them, led by Steve Fletcher. Then there followed viz: Sheila Girling Macadam 566; Judy Whiting 441; Edwin Macadam 436; Bob Lilley 569B; Dave Richardson 153; Paul Setford 37B; Ruth Cooper 447.


Bernard Collard called the class to order with 454; there followed: Steve Fletcher 107; Dave Townsend 378B; Simon Beirne 117; Adrian Bolge 445; Tony Singleton (for Jill Thompson) 497; Mandy Townsend 318; Margaret Gillanders 99; Katie Mahoney 67; Val Wallace supported by Bernard Collard 56T.

There followed a break for notices of singings.

Rachel Jordan brought the class back to order with 189; there followed: Arwen Lockley 288; Sheila Girling Macadam 209; Judy Whiting 222; Edwin Macadam 236: Bob Lilley 415; Dave Richardson 56B; Paul Setford 384; Ruth Cooper 383; Bernard Collard 63; who then closed the day's proceedings with a prayer.


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