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Eighteenth Palm Sunday Singing Day
Finstock Village Hall
Sunday, 1st April 2012

The chairperson, Mandy Townsend, called the class to order at 10.30a.m. and welcomed everyone to the 18th Finstock singing day. She led the first song, 34b and then called upon Michael Walker to give the opening prayer.  Leaders: Sheila Girling Macadam 535; Judy Whiting 77b; Nick Hall 287; Chris Brown 28t; Margaret Gillanders 77t; Michael Walker 310; Rachel Jordan 47t; Sofi Mogensen 31t; Steve Welch 70t; Ted Brown 33b; Wendy Stone with Judy Whiting 142; Edwin Macadam 472; Mandy Townsend 52t; Nick Hall 164; Margaret Gillanders 492.


Michael Walker called the class back to order leading song on page 135. Leaders: Edwin Macadam 540; 276; Judy Whiting 447; Dave Townsend 178; Sheila Girling Macadam 291; Steve Welch 73b; Rachel Jordan 171; Ted Brown 225t; Wendy Stone with Judy Whiting 47b; Chris Brown 288; Dave Townsend 150; Margaret Gillanders 314; Edwin Macadam for Jean Barton 504; Sofi Mogensen 312b; Michael Walker 234; Mandy Townsend 203; Nick Hall for Bernard Collard 454; Sheila Girling Macadam 352; Steve Welch 354t; Judy Whiting 273; Ted Brown 339; Rachel Jordan 538; Chris Brown 128; Dave Townsend 40; Sheila Girling Macadam 500. Margaret Gillanders offered the lunchtime prayer.

Lunch recess

Rachel Jordan called the class to order by leading song on page 350. Leaders: Michael Walker 214; Margaret Gillanders 313t; Nick Hall 452; Judy Whiting 71; Edwin Macadam 466; Sofi Mogensen 278t; Steve Welch 32t; Chris Brown 82t; Mandy Townsend 302.

The memorial lesson was led by Ted Brown who invited the class to think of all the names listed: Maureen Gamlin of Derby, Lonnie Rogers of Georgia, Julietta Haynes of Alabama, Dave Parry of East Hanney Oxfordshire, Peter Schoonjans of Sweden, Marie Ivey of USA, Gordon Carrick of Hull, Joe Reynolds of Denmead, Ben Green of Coleford, James Beale of High Wycombe, and Margaret Dent of Exeter. Ted Brown led the lesson for the Sick and Housebound. The names of the Sick and Housebound were read out as listed:  Bernard Collard of Horspath Oxford, Cath Tyler, Charlotte Walker, Brenda Grimshaw of Southampton, Tony Parkinson of Eastleigh, Jon Lusk of London, Pauline McPartland of County Waterford, Cath Saunt, Eugene Forbes of the USA and Myrtle Ann Ballard of Alabama. Michael Walker led the prayers for all those listed and then led the song on page 138b.

The class resumed with Sheila Girling Macadam leading song on page 564. Leaders; Dave Townsend 79; Judy Whiting 208; Edwin Macadam 550; Helen Brown 556; Chris Brown 362; Rachel Jordan 269; Sofi Mogensen 148.


The class was called to order by Nick Hall leading song on page 547. Leaders: Ted Brown 546; Margaret Gillanders 187; Steve Welch 473; Dave Townsend 186; Helen Brown 33t; Sheila and Edwin Macadam 192; Michael Walker for Jacqui Selby-McLeod 141; Rachel Jordan and Nick Hall 474.

Mandy Townsend gave thanks to all those who had helped during the day and invited announcements of coming singings.

A total of 75 items were led during the singing day by 14 leaders.

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

Chairperson: Mandy Townsend;
Chaplain: Michael Walker;
Arranging committee: Chris Brown;
Pitchers: Dave Townsend, Rachel Jordan, Helen Brown;
Secretary: Judy Whiting;
Finance officer: Mandy Townsend;
Organiser: Jacqui Selby-McLeod.


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