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Tenth Palm Sunday Singing Day
Finstock Village Hall
Sunday, 4th April 2004

Tenth Annual Palm Sunday Sacred Harp Singing was held on Sunday 4 April 2004. The Chairman Bernard Collard called the class to order, led 171, and then offered the opening prayer. Leaders: Robin Fox 47t; Bob Lilley 569b; Chris Brown 277; Simon Beirne 276; Dave Townsend 84; Steve Fletcher 48t; Rachel Jordan 474; Mandy Townsend 40; Karen Bullen and Dave Townsend 361; Arwen Lockley 335; Megan Jennings 29t; Sheila Girling Macadam 178; Edwin Macadam 150; Bernard Collard 49b; Robin Fox and Mary O’Reilly 475; Bob Lilley 275t; Chris Brown 127; Edwin Macadam 547; Ruth Steggles 299; Rachel Jordan (for Adele) 163b; Ruth Steggles and Alan Burchard 294.


Dave Townsend brought the class back to order leading 496. Leaders: Bernard Collard 349; Paul Setford 31b; Steve Fletcher 452; Hannah Cooper 133; Rachel Jordan 269; Mandy Townsend 480; Steve Fletcher and Brenda Bennett 209; Jill Thompson 504; Sheila Girling Macadam 65; Karen Bullen and Mandy Townsend 143; Rachel Jordan 349; Jill Thompson 497; Robin Fox and Mary O’Reilly 500; Ruth Steggles 324;  Megan Jennings 471.


The afternoon session commenced with Bernard Collard leading 198. Leaders: Robin Fox 300; Edwin Macadam 236; Bob Lilley 551; Chris Brown 47b; Paul Setford 99; Simon Beirne 117; Rachel Jordan 457; Steve Fletcher and Alan Burchard 179. 

Mary O’Reilly and Bernard Collard conducted the Memorial Lesson, and Robin Fox led 217t.

Bernard Collard conducted the Sick and Housebound Lesson and Sheila Girling Macadam led 68b. 

Leaders: Dave Townsend 201b; Bernard Collard 454; Steve Fletcher 448b; Ruth Steggles 447; Hannah Cooper 302; Rachel Jordan 528; Dave Townsend and Antonina Spittal 268; Mandy Townsend 515; Sheila Girling Macadam 189; Jill Thompson 473; Mary O’Reilly and Robin Fox 532; Arwen Lockley 448t; Megan Jennings 436; Bernard Collard 362; Robin Fox 313b. Bernard Collard led the closing prayer and the class was dismissed.

Chairman: Bernard Collard.  


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