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

 United Kingdom Sacred Harp & Shapenote Singing
Front row altosFront row treblesHugh McGraw with the tenor line at DerbySophie MacDougall at Letchworth 2004Front row tenorsFront row basses and altos
Home Calendar All Conventions All-day singings Resources Contacts Europe Aus/NZ

Quaker Meeting House, Hithin

Shapers Minutes

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


Shapers Shapenote Singing Day
Quaker Meeting House
Hertfordshire SG5 1EH
Saturday, 26 October 2002

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

Steve Fletcher called the class to order at 11:15 a.m. leading the song on page 34b. Leaders: Mick Verrier 201; Jill Thompson 49b; Phil Tyler 340; Siri Tuttle 479; Paul Setford 40; Sheila Girling Macadam 171; Edwin Macadam 84; Ruth Cooper 178; Bernard Collard 63; Margaret Gillanders 49; Arwen Lockley 448t; Grace Scrimgeour 33b; Jon Price 454; Rosie Wojcik 448b.


Steve Fletcher called the class back by leading the song on page 36b. Leaders: Dave Townsend 210; Mandy Townsend 490; Mick Verrier and Emily Verrier 146; Jill Thompson 99; Phil Tyler 81t; Siri Tuttle 47b; Paul Setford 452; Sheila Macadam 142; Edwin Macadam 547; Margaret Gillanders 350; Bernard Collard 362; Ruth Cooper 473; Arwen Lockley 335; Jon Price 268; Grace Scrimgeour 287. Steve Fletcher said grace, followed by Ruth Cooper leading the song on page 198.


The afternoon session was called to order by Mick Verrier leading the song on page 106. Dave Townsend led his new composition, Composure. Emily Verrier, aged 4�, led a traditional song, Sunday, Monday, arranged in shapes by Mick Verrier. Leaders: Mandy Townsend 318; Steve Fletcher (at the request of Alan Burchard) 179; Jill Thompson 504; Phil Tyler 131t; Siri Tuttle 344; Paul Setford 384; Sheila Girling Macadam 37b; Edwin Macadam 497; Margaret Gillanders 523; Jon Price 228; Ruth Cooper 447; Rosie Wojcik 59.

For the memorial lesson, Bernard Collard gave a short address and Bill Meakin read the names of those we are asked to remember: Rowland Blake, Keith Haynes, Fred Jordan, Gwen Newmarsh, Roger Rippingale, Tony Rose, Christopher Turner, Roy Bryan, Diana Hannah, Violet Briscoe, Edna Kay, Mark Jones, Joan Gillanders, Sue Stevens, Jovan Howe, Brita Beer; Phil Tyler led the song on page 122.

Siri Tuttle read the names of the sick & housebound: Joan Ross, Adele, Mary Finch, Sue Gould, Joan Stocks, Tony Singleton, Win Tyler, Gordon Ashman, Jeanne Paine, Anna Wellander, Heather Horner, Jill Gosling, Ian Holm, Rachel Crampton; Isabelle Walker read a poem and Sheila Girling Macadam led the song on page 68b.

Sheila Macadam led 159; Arwen Lockley 47.


Singing resumed with Bernard Collard leading the song on page112. Leaders: Mandy Townsend 442; Dave Townsend 203; Grace Scrimgeour 31t; Michael Bloom 515; Steve Fletcher 312b; Mick Verrier 272; Jill Thompson 496; Phil Tyler 74b; Siri Tuttle 143; Edwin Macadam 66; Rosie Wojcik 77t.

Notice of forthcoming singings were given and the session closed at 4:30 p.m. with Steve Fletcher leading the song on page 128.
Chairman--Steve Fletcher
Arranging committee--Sheila Girling Macadam
Secretary--Margaret Gillanders
Pitcher--Mick Verrier




This Web Site has been set up for the United Kingdom Sacred Harp and Shapenote Community in order to provide a resource centre for singing in the United Kingdom.  Any correspondence, helpful suggestions and contributions as to content, amendments, additions and new web links should be sent to      Contents of this website � 1998-2019 Edwin and Sheila Macadam, Oxford, United Kingdom.