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The Village Church, Digswell

Shapers Minutes

Unfortunately, although Minutes were taken for the missing dates, no one has yet recorded them formally.



Shapers Shapenote Singing Day
Digswell Methodist Church (The Village Church)
Hertfordshire AL6 0DH
Saturday, 8 June 1996

Singing was from the 1991 edition of The Sacred Harp unless otherwise stated.
NH - Northern Harmony, 3rd ed. 1995

Steve Fletcher welcomed singers to the first Shapers Shapenote Singing Day, and led NH30.  She then gave a singing school using NH11.


Steve Fletcher called the class back by leading the song on page 178. Leaders: Bernard Collard NH130; Rachel Jordan 209; Tony Singleton 107; Dave Townsend 268; Caroline Humphreys NH22; Simon Beirne NH186; Bob Lilley NH122; Sheila Girling Smith 299.  Steve Fletcher led a class workshop on Relief by Bruce Randall.


Sheila Girling Smith opened the afternoon session leading NH80. Leaders: Mandy Townsend NH92; Dave Richardson 452; Steve Fletcher NH86; Glyn Turner and Bernard Collard NH148.

The Memorial Lesson was conducted by Steve Fletcher, who led 'Relief'. The Sick and Housebound Lesson was conducted by Bernard Collard who led 128. Leaders: Dave Townsend 455; Tony Singleton NH118; Rachel Jordan 31t; Caroline Humpreys NH16; Gillian Warson NH209; Mandy Townsend NH138; Sheila Girling Smith NH163; Dave Townsend 176b; Tony Singleton 155; Rachel Jordan NH49; Dave Richardson 40; Jutta Read and Jackie Patten NH8; Mandy Townsend NH70; Dave Townsend 47b.

Announcements were made and Steve Fletcher closed the singing leading NH66.




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