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Palm Sunday Singing

Finstock Village Hall, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

April 13, 2003

Bernard Collard called the class to order at 10:30 a.m., led 59, and then offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Dave Townsend 84; Katie Mahoney 144; Adrian Bolge 156; Steve Fletcher 28b; Mandy Townsend 33b; Rachel Jordan 66; Margaret Gillanders 143; Arwen Lockley 178; Sheila Girling-Macadam 28t; Judy Whiting 171; Edwin Macadam 504; Bob Lilley 452; Simon Beirne 34b; Paul Setford 40; Karen Bullen and Ruth Cooper 361.


Bernard Collard brought the class back to order leading 198. Leaders: Dave Townsend 273; Steve Fletcher 70b; Tony Singleton 277; Katie Mahoney 390; Adrian Bolge 72b; Bob Lilley 515; Simon Beirne 299; Mandy Townsend 112; Margaret Gillanders 300; Rachel Jordan 269; Val Wallace and Bernard Collard 38t; Arwen Lockley 335; Sheila Girling-Macadam 142; Judy Whiting 530; Edwin Macadam 200; Dave Richardson 473; Paul Setford 448t; Ruth Cooper 481; Bernard Collard 70t; Katie Mahoney 567; Tony Singleton 496.


The class was brought to order by Dave Townsend leading 474. Leaders: Simon Beirne 159; Mandy Townsend 480; Margaret Gillanders 228; Val Wallace and Bernard Collard 49t; Rachel Jordan 49b; Arwen Lockley 48t.

Bernard Collard and Katie Mahoney conducted the memorial lesson and led 267 in memory of the deceased. Those remembered were: Roger March, Will Thomas, Roger Lewis (age 34 (t? b?)), Barbara Lockley, Roy Bryan, Diana Hannah, Tom Mattock, Ken Burton, Peter Wright, Jack Bower, Vera Richardson, Chris White, and Enid Griffin.

Bernard Collard and Val Wallace conducted the portion of the memorial to honor the sick and housebound, and Stevie Fletcher led 448b. The following list were those who were remembered and prayed for: Rosalind Oldham, Cass Till, Helen Brown, Joan Stocks, Len Roles, Sue Gould, John McDougall, Trevor, Marian White, Kate Richards, and Ken Robinson. The memorial was closed.

Leaders: Sheila Girling Macadam 566; Judy Whiting 441; Edwin Macadam 436; Bob Lilley 569b; Dave Richardson 153; Paul Setford 37b; Ruth Cooper 447.


Bernard Collard called the class to order with 454. Leaders: Steve Fletcher 107; Dave Townsend 378b; Simon Beirne 117; Adrian Bolge 445; Tony Singleton 497 (for Jill Thompson); Mandy Townsend 318; Margaret Gillanders 99; Katie Mahoney 67; Val Wallace and Bernard Collard 56t. Announcements were made.


Rachel Jordan brought the class back to order leading 189. Leaders: Arwen Lockley 288; Sheila Girling-Macadam 209; Judy Whiting 222; Edwin Macadam 236; Bob Lilley 415; Dave Richardson 56b; Paul Setford 384; Ruth Cooper 383.

Bernard Collard led 63 as the closing song and dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman/Secretary—Bernard Collard.