This is an archive of the UK Shapenote site from 11th January 2020




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Twenty Fifth Palm Sunday Singing Day
Cumnor Village Hall
Sunday, 14th April 2019

The chairperson, Mandy Townsend, called the class to order at 10.30a.m. and welcomed everyone to the 25th Palm Sunday singing day. She led the first song, 34b and then Richard Percival led the opening prayer.

Leaders: Dave Townsend 28t; Sheila Girling Macadam 535; Toby Goss 28b; Wendy Stone 547; Edwin Macadam 60; Caroline Edwards 47t;Wernah Ullah 49t; Rachel Jordan 129; Alec Williams 31t;Steve Welch 569t; Nick Hall 448t; Ted Brown 445; Mary Helen Dupree 448b; Richard Percival 143; Steve Fletcher 39t; Mandy Townsend and Sue Bird 344;Toby Goss 228; Wendy Stone 142; Werner Ullah 435; Rachel Jordan 192.


Dave Townsend called the class back to order leading song on page 383.

Leaders: Edwin Macadam 272; Caroline Edwards 300; Michael Bloom 178; Sheila Girling Macadam 51; Alec Williams 569b; Ted Brown 75; Mary Helen Dupree and Lorraine Irwing 50t; Nick Hall 182; Richard Percival 504; Steve Welch 484; Steve Fletcher 85; Edwin Macadam 550; Mandy Townsend 84; Werner Ullah 503; Wendy Stone 528; Nick Hall 454; Caroline Edwards 56b; Toby Goss 410t; Rachel Jordan 105; Ted Brown 119; Alec Williams 148.
Richard Percival offered the lunchtime prayer.


Sheila Girling Macadam called the class to order by leading song on page 128.

Leaders: Mary Helen Dupree 138t; Dave Townsend 272; Michael Bloom 469b; Steve Fletcher 372; Mandy Townsend 318; Steve Welch 59b; Sheila Girling Macadam 320; Toby Goss 168; Rachel Jordan 472.

The combined Sick and Housebound and Memorial Lessons were led by Richard Percival. The names on the Memorial List were read out as listed:

Michael Black of Oxford; Steve Bird of London; John Marsh of Weeley, Essex; Michael Ridge of London; Dennis Ungwood of Ledbury, Herefordshire; Roberto Cavallar of Trento, Italy; William Girling of Toronto, Canada; Andy Spence of Hove; Bob Patten of Morchard Bishop, Devon; Audrey Doig of Taunton, David Doig of Taunton; John Powell of Sacey, France; Tony O’Neill of Whitby; John Hayto of Leicester; Ruth Bloom of Cumnor, Oxford; Cyril Wyburn of Leamington Spa; Chris Batty of Abingdon; Sue Samuels of Abingdon; Norman Samuels of Abingdon; Ernie Hayward of Abingdon.

The names of the Sick and Housebound were read out as listed:

John Swell of Oxford; Paula Mogenson of Billericay; Steve Biggs of Hove; Heather Simpson of Andover; David Elliott of Lutterworth, and Amy Cutts of London.

Richard Percival led 210 in their honour.

The class resumed with Edwin Macadam leading song on page 444.

Leaders: Werner Ullah 47b.


Caroline Edwards called the class back to order leading song on page 107.

Leaders: Dave Townsend 434; Richard Percival 452; Nick Hall 121; Steve Welch 566; Alec Williams 335; Michael Bloom 299; Steve Fletcher 481; Mary Helen Dupree 112; Richard Percival 361; Rachel Jordan and Nick Hall 362; Steve Fletcher, Sheila Girling Macadam, Rachel Jordan, Dave and Mandy Townsend, and Caroline Edwards being founder attendees of the 1st Palm Sunday Singing Day led 155.

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

A total of 70 items were led during the singing day by 17 leaders.

There were 29 attendees.

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

Chairperson: Mandy Townsend
Chaplain: Richard Percival
Arranging committee: Sheila Girling Macadam
Pitchers: Rachel Jordan, Toby Goss
Secretaries: Ruth Fenning, Margaret Gillanders and Mary Welch
Finance officer: Mandy Townsend
Organisers: Dave Townsend, Kathy Percival and Ruth Fenning
with help from numerous others during the day


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