Twelfth Annual Finstock
Palm Sunday Sacred Harp singing was held on Sunday 9 April 2005.
The chairperson, Mandy
Townsend called the class to order at 10.30a.m. and welcomed everyone to
the 12th Finstock singing day. She invited Bernard Collard to
lead the class in prayer.
Townsend 52t; Dave Townsend 142; Dave Richardson 48t; Steve Fletcher 29t;
Edwin Macadam 84; Ruth Steggles 171; Ken Baddley 34b; Sheila Macadam 186;
Bernard Collard 38b; Mandy Townsend 72b, 318; Dave Townsend 457, 555b;
Dave Richardson 565; Steve Fletcher 36t, 547; Edwin Macadam 163b, 217;
Ruth Steggles 447, 452.
Dave Richardson called the
class back to order leading song on page 30t.
Baddley 28t, 28b; Sheila Macadam 200, 201; Bernard Collard 501, 362; Roz
Walker 474, 178; Mandy Townsend 480, 203; Dave Townsend 232; Steve
Fletcher 86, 269; Edwin Macadam 387, 236; Ruth Steggles 209, 198; Ken
Baddley 147t, 515; Dave Richardson 475.
Collard offered the lunchtime prayer and invited us to sing 49t to the
words of ‘Praise God from whom all blessings flow’.
called the class back to order by leading song on page 228.
Macadam 183, 210; Bernard Collard 27, 63; Jill Thompson 504, 99; Sue
Duncan 147t, 299.
The memorial lessons were led by Bernard Collard. The names of the
deceased were read out as listed: Howard Salt (Bicester, Oxon), Dorothy
Elkins, Gladwys Carlin, Barbara Foster, Dorian Cutcliffe, Donnie McGraw
(Hugh’s wife), Mike Walker (on this, his birthday), Sally Lee, Doris Munt.
Sheila Macadam led
song 155 for the deceased.
The names of the Sick and
Housebound were read out as listed: Arlo Franklin, Mike Varnam, Christine
Russell, Hilary Holmes, Amada Denson, Helen Brown, June Meakin.
Ruth Steggles led
song 107 for the Sick and Housebound.
The names of those on the celebrations list were read out:
Bernard Collard for rejoining the Festival of Male Voice Praise after a
'rest' of 48 years; The birth of Isabel Walker – niece of Roz Walker;
Jenny Shufflebottom – a significant birthday on Monday; Mike Bailey – a
significant birthday on Friday; Adrian and Ali Munt.
Steve Fletcher led
song 312b for those on the celebrations list.
The class resumed with Paul Setford leading songs on pages 40 and 162. Leaders: Roz Walker 383; Mandy
Townsend 490; Dave Townsend 106.
Ruth Steggles called the class back to order by leading song on page 454.
Collard 66; Steve Fletcher 282; Edwin Macadam 497; Jill Thompson 496; Ken
Baddley 192; Sheila Macadam 189; Roz Walker 284; Paul Setford 31b; Sue
Duncan 68b; Dave Richardson 335.
Announcements were made and thanks extended to all those who
had helped during the day before Dave and Mandy Townsend closed the singing
by leading song 323t.
Chairperson: Mandy Townsend
Arranging committee: Dave Richardson
Pitcher: Dave Townsend
Secretary: Ruth Steggles
Catering co-ordinators: Mandy Townsend and Jean Barton