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Nineteenth Palm Sunday Singing Day
Cumnor Village Hall
Sunday, 24th March 2013

The chairperson, Mandy Townsend, called the class to order at 10.30a.m. and welcomed everyone to the 19th Palm Sunday singing day. She led the first song, 52t and then called upon Michael Walker to give the opening prayer.

Leaders: Dave Townsend 300; Rachel Jordan 173; Steve Fletcher 472; Nick Hall 468; Toby Goss 183; Michael Walker 138b; Edwin Macadam 121;
Sofi Mogensen 28t; Steve Welch 50b; Jenneith Codrington 312b; Sheila Girling Macadam 191; Mandy Townsend 39t; Dave Townsend 250; Nick Hall 515; Steve Welch 32t; Rachel Jordan 33t; Toby Goss 159; Steve Fletcher 452.


Sheila Girling Macadam called the class back to order leading song on page 63. Leaders: Sofi Mogensen 228; Michael Walker 505; Jenneith Codrington 504; Mandy Townsend 106; Rachel Jordan 131t; Dave Townsend 441; Edwin Macadam 260; Steve Welch 73b; Nick Hall 573; Jenneith Codrington 37b; Steve Fletcher 168; Michael Walker 528; Toby Goss 309; Sofi Mogensen 65; Sheila Girling Macadam 550; Edwin Macadam 272; Mandy Townsend 480; Nick Hall 354t; Steve Fletcher 224; Rachel Jordan 200; Michael Walker 172; Steve Welch 186; Sofi Mogensen 102. Michael Walker offered the lunchtime prayer.

Lunch recess

Dave Townsend called the class to order by leading song on page 551. Leaders: Jenneith Codrington 40; Toby Goss 151; Wendy Stone 142; Edwin Macadam 192; Sheila Girling Macadam 564; Mandy Townsend 542; Dave Townsend 378b; Steve Fletcher 196; Michael Walker 447; Sofi Mogensen 278t.

The memorial lesson was led by Michael Walker, assisted by Jenneith Codrington. Michael invited the class to think of all the names listed on the memorial list: Bob Bushaway of Birmingham; Jeff Lowe of Warwickshire; John Barry of Ringmer; Derek Wood of Ruskington; Jan Fairley of Edinburgh; Louise’s mum of Portugal; Reginald and Gladys Girling of Glasgow; William Durkin of Marlborough, Mass.; Anne Lea of Witney and Keith Green of Eynsham.

Michael Walker led the lesson for the Sick and Housebound. The names of the Sick and Housebound were read out as listed: Arthur Bateson of Newport Pagnell who has terminal cancer; Don and Charlotte Walker of Virginia; Catherine and Bryan Seale of New Ross, Ireland; John Taylor of High Wycombe; Jean Finnegan of Ringmer; and William Girling of Pickering, Ontario.

The celebratory lesson was led by Michael Walker and the names of were read out as listed: Susan Goss of Melbourne, Australia on her 65th birthday. Michael Walker gave an address on the need for gratitude led the prayers for those listed on all lists and then led the song on page 475.

The class resumed with Steve Welch leading song on page 178. Leaders: Toby Goss 315; Rachel Jordan 384; Jenneith Codrington 152; Nick Hall 455; Wendy Stone 547; Edwin Macadam 444; Sheila Girling Macadam 536; Mandy Townsend 203; Dave Townsend 163t; Steve Fletcher 454 – for Bernard Collard.


The class was called to order by Nick Hall leading song on page 350. Leaders: Toby Goss 385t; Sofi Mogensen 500; Rachel Jordan 269; Steve Welch 566; Michael Walker 322; Wendy Stone 128; Jenneith Codrington 107; Edwin Macadam 306; Sheila Girling Macadam 534; Dave Townsend 268; Rachel Jordan 377; Michael Walker 144; Mandy Townsend 318.

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

A total of 81 items were led during the singing day by 13 leaders.

Dave and Mandy Townsend closed the singing by leading song 323t, and Michael Walker offered the closing prayer.

Chairperson: Mandy Townsend; Chaplain: Michael Walker; Arranging committee: Sheila Girling Macadam; Pitchers: Rachel Jordan and Dave Townsend; Secretary: Sofi Mogensen and Nick Hall; Finance officer: Mandy Townsend; Catering Organiser: Dave Townsend, Jean Barton, Wendy Stone.


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