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Eleventh Palm Sunday Singing Day
Finstock Village Hall
Sunday, 20th March 2005

Eleventh Annual Finstock Palm Sunday Sacred Harp singing was held on Sunday 20 March 2005. The chairperson, Mandy Townsend called the class to order at 10.30a.m., and welcomed everyone to the 11th Finstock singing day. She invited Bernard Collard, the previous organiser, to lead the class in prayer and to lead the first song, 63.

Leaders: Mandy Townsend 84;  Dave Townsend 40; Judy Whiting 171; Ian  West 138b; Chris Brown 288; Steve Fletcher 29t; Dave Richardson 48t; Mandy Townsend 47t; Alan Weeks 142; Ros Clements 340; Dave Townsend 383; Bernard Collard 28b, 480; Judy Whiting 68b, 546; Ken Baddley 28t, 515b.


Dave Richardson called the class back to order leading song on page 145b.
Leaders: Tony Singleton 300, 277; Ian West 52t, 32t; Karen Bullen 361; Chris Brown 457, 127; Steve Fletcher 163t, 269; Alan Weeks 34b, 291; Mandy Townsend 72b, 318; Bernard Collard 49b, 454; Ros Clements 48b, 32b; Dave Townsend 236; Karen Bullen 85; Jill Thompson 198. Alan Weeks offered the lunchtime prayer.


Ian West called the class to order by leading song on page 479. Leaders: Judy Whiting 33b; Ken Baddley 481; Dave Cooper 324; Jill Thompson 504; Tony Singleton 344; Dave Townsend 547.

The memorial lesson was led by Mandy Townsend who invited the class to think in silence of all the names listed. The names of the deceased were read out as listed: John Hocutt (Alabama), Philip Davies (former Archdeacon of St. Albans), Sid Long, Kelly Beard (Texas, Chris Tisdall (Winchester), Eddie Thompson, Christopher Walker, Mike Bickel.
Steve Fletcher led song 178 for the deceased and the Sick and Housebound.

The names of the Sick and Housebound were read out as listed: Ann Churme (Malaysia), Joan Wilson, Herbert Ford, Susie Hughes, Mary Kellaway, Vivienne Davinson, Hazel Walker, Arwen Lockley, Dorothy Blount, Janet Salway, Betty Thompson, John Barry, Doon O’Riordan, Joan Stocks.

The class resumed with Dave Richardson leading song on page 278t. Leaders: Chris Brown 282; Alan Weeks 315; Mandy Townsend 203; Bernard Collard 362; Ros Clements 314; Judy Whiting 569b; Ken Baddley 147t; Jill Thompson 497; Dave Richardson 415.


The class was called to order by Dave Cooper leading song on page 159. Leaders: Ian West 67; Steve Fletcher 448b; Dave Townsend 155; Alan Weeks 473; Mandy Townsend 186; Bernard Collard 501; Ros Clements 323b; Tony Singleton 496; Ken Baddley 143; Jill Thompson 474; Dave Richardson 335t. Announcements were made and thanks extended to all those who had helped during the day.

Ken Baddley offered the closing prayer before Dave and Mandy Townsend closed the singing by leading song 323t.

Chairperson: Mandy Townsend
Arranging committee: Dave Townsend and Dave Richardson
Pitcher: Dave Townsend
Secretary: Mandy Townsend
Catering co-ordinators: Jean Barton and Lin Cawthorne


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