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Thirteenth Palm Sunday Singing Day
Finstock Village Hall
Sunday, 1st April 2007

Thirteenth Annual Finstock Palm Sunday Sacred Harp singing was held on Sunday 1 April 2007. The chairperson, Mandy Townsend called the class to order at 10.30a.m. and welcomed everyone to the 13th Finstock singing day. She invited Ken Baddley to lead the class in prayer and then led the first song, 31b. Leaders: Dave Townsend 84; Rachel Jordan 40; Dave Richardson 31t; Sheila Girling Macadam 178; Chris Brown 350; Sarah Pinney 171; Ken Baddley 34b; Judy Whiting 212; Edwin Macadam 66; Helen Brown 542; Nick Hall 566; Ruth Steggles 544; Margaret Gillanders 203; Steve Fletcher 36t; Dave Townsend 457; Mandy Townsend 480; Rachel Jordan 474.


Dave Richardson called the class back to order leading song on page 87.
Leaders: Sarah Pinney 29t; Edwin Macadam 547; Judy Whiting 318; Chris Brown 567; Sheila Macadam 142; Ted Brown 510; Ruth Steggles 198; Ken Baddley 481; Helen Brown 532; Nick Hall 83b; Margaret Gillanders 475; Steve Fletcher 126; Dave Townsend 300.


Mandy Townsend called the class back to order leading song on page 107.
Leaders: Chris Brown 501; Rachel Jordan 269; Sarah Pinney 148; Edwin Macadam 528; Judy Whiting 460; Ted Brown 75; Sheila Girling Macadam 112; Ruth Steggles 200. Ken Baddley offered the lunchtime prayer.


Ken Baddley called the class to order by leading song on page 39t. Leaders: Steve Fletcher 277; Jennifer Cook 47t; Bob Lilley 99; Gill Thompson 504; Helen Brown 442; Nick Hall 415.

The memorial lesson was led by Ken Baddley who invited the class to think of all the names listed.
The names of the deceased were read out as listed: Alice Rose Cole, Lilian Shufflebotham, Vera Foster, Denise Abrahams, Don and Margaret Davis, Paul Wilkinson, Mary Ballinger (Texas), Flarce Creel (Alabama), Judy Terry. Ken Baddley led song 47b for the deceased. Steve Fletcher led the lesson for the Sick and Housebound. The names of the Sick and Housebound were read out as listed:  Irene Briggs, Sue Collard, Carolyn Pickering, Steve Saint, Paddy Broughton, Amanda Denson (Alabama), Maureen Gamlin, Laurie Dunn.She then led song 448b. Ken Baddley read out the names on the Celebrations list: Sally’s forthcoming baby; Jan and Dave’s new grandson named Harrison. Mandy Townsend led song 228 for those on the celebrations list.

The class resumed with Sarah Pinney leading song on page 74b.  Leaders: Margaret Gillanders 373; Dave Townsend 324; Rachel Jordan 280; Chris Brown 401; Ruth Steggles 147t; Edwin Macadam 538; Jennifer Cook 479.


The class was called to order by Ted Brown leading song on page 569b.
Leaders: Judy Whiting 273; Sheila Macadam 217; Bob Lilley 323b; Helen Brown 189; Gill Thompson 299; Nick Hall 515; Jennifer Cook 313b; Dave Richardson 153; Ken Baddley 362; Mandy Townsend 72b; Edwin Macadam 236; Dave Townsend 155.

Announcements were made and thanks extended to all those who had helped during the day. A total of 74 items were led during the singing day.Ken Baddley offered the closing prayer before Dave and Mandy Townsend closed the singing by leading song 323t.

Chairperson: Mandy Townsend
Chaplain: Ken Baddley
Arranging committee: Dave Townsend and Dave Richardson
Pitchers: Dave Townsend, Rachel Jordan, Helen Brown
Secretary and finance officer: Mandy Townsend
Catering co-ordinators: Lin Cawthorne, Antonina Spittal, Jean Barton


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