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Twentieth Palm Sunday Singing Day
Cumnor Village Hall
Sunday, 13th April 2014

The chairperson, Mandy Townsend, called the class to order at 10.30 a.m. and welcomed everyone to the 20th Palm Sunday singing day. She led the first song, 52t and then called upon Martin Williams to give the opening prayer.

Leaders: Toby Goss 107; Dave Townsend 106; Sheila Girling Macadam 173; Chris Brown 102; Rachel Jordan 36b; Bob Lilley 164; Cath Tyler 99; Nick Hall 452; Rebecca Over 283; Sofi Mogensen 28t; Phil Tyler 195; Steve Fletcher 383; Robert Stoddard 296; Erin Johnson-Hill 475; James Percival 474; Michael Walker 61; Richard Percival 38b; Kate Kirwan 131; Ed Paton-Williams 39t; Edwin Macadam 280; Dilwyn Scott 40.


Sheila Girling Macadam called the class back to order leading song on page 287. Leaders: Mandy Townsend 318; Toby Goss 209; Dave Townsend 117; Chris Brown 447; Rachel Jordan 182; Bob Lilley 178; Nick Hall 455; Rebecca Over 172; Sofi Mogensen 65; Cath Tyler 371; Steve Fletcher 196; Phil Tyler 309; Robert Stoddard 399b; Erin Johnson-Hill 121; Michael Walker 456; James Percival 66; Richard Percival 365; Kate Kirwan 436; Ed Paton-Williams 496; Mandy Townsend 72b; Toby Goss 300; Edwin Macadam 444; Sheila Girling Macadam 480; Chris Brown 211; Rachel Jordan 200; Nick Hall 547; Rebecca Over 82. Martin Williams offered the lunchtime prayer.

Lunch recess 

Phil Tyler called the class to order by leading song on page 217. Leaders: Bob Lilley 146; Cath Tyler 63; Robert Stoddard 362; Sofi Mogensen 440; Steve Fletcher 504; Wendy Stone 159; Dave Townsend 434; Kate Kirwan 500; Erin Johnson-Hill 224; James Percival 147t; Michael Walker 290.

The combined lessons were led by Steve Fletcher.  The names on the Memorial List were read out as listed : Jeff and Shelbie Sheppard of Alabama; Carlene Griffin of Georgia; Diane Menella of New York, NY; Steve Arch of Lewes, Sussex; Jean Bell of Lewes, Sussex; Don Bishop of Lewes, Sussex; Protag of Bradford; Veronica Shrub of Tatsfield; Irene Owen of Tatsfield; Ted Alderson of Tatsfield; Somen Goodman of Quebec; John van Sorenson of Maine, USA; and Teenie Moodie of Georgia. The names of the Sick and Housebound were read out as listed: Dorothy William; Roland de Smet of Belgium; Jackie Saunders of Eynsham, Oxon; Patricia Price of Sutton, Surrey; Derek Smith of Little Kineton, Warwickshire; Angelina Bench of Southam, Warwickshire; Peter Gatenby of Warwick; and Roger Tyler of Kingsbridge. The names on the celebratory lesson were read as out listed: the birth of Molly Rose Halls on 25th February, second granddaughter for Sheila and Edwin Macadam. Steve Fletcher gave an address on recognizing the help of God and then led the song on page 336.

The class resumed with Richard Percival leading song on page 210. Leaders: Ed Paton-Williams 448b; Chris Brown 567; Rachel Jordan 457; Rebecca Over 484; Nick Hall 441; Sheila Girling Macadam 142; Toby Goss 163b; Edwin Macadam 550; Mandy Townsend 313b; Dave Townsend 273; Bob Lilley 497; Sofi Mogensen 228; Cath Tyler 278t.


The class was called to order by Michael Walker leading song on page 204. Leaders: Steve Fletcher 481; Robert Stoddard 528; Phil Tyler 506; Erin Johnson-Hill 129; James Percival 299; Wendy Stone 47b; Richard Percival 361; Kate Kirwan 112; Ed Paton-Williams 277; Toby Goss 315; Edwin Macadam 181; Rachel Jordan 566; Sheila Girling Macadam 556; Cath Tyler 276.

Mandy Townsend gave thanks to all those who had helped during the day and invited announcements of coming singings. A total of 94 items were led during the singing day by 24 leaders. Martin Williams offered the closing prayer before Dave and Mandy Townsend closed the singing by leading song 323t.

Chairperson: Mandy Townsend;
Chaplain: Martin Williams;
Lessons' co-ordinator: Steve Fletcher;
Arranging Committee: Sheila Girling Macadam, Nick Hall;
Pitchers: Rachel Jordan, Robert Stoddard, Erin Johnson-Hill, Michael Walker;
Secretary: Sofi Mogensen and Rebecca Over;
Finance Officer: Mandy Townsend;
Organiser: Dave Townsend, with the help of many volunteers.


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