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Thanksgiving Sacred Harp Singing

Jordans Village Hall, Jordans, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The 3rd session of the Thanksgiving Singing Day was held in the Village Hall of Jordans, the Quaker Village, and burial place of William Penn. The class was called to order by Sheila Girling Macadam leading 34b. David Chantler offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Nick Hall 28b; Tony Singleton 128; Jacqui Selby-Macleod 282; Sofi Mogensen 52t; Rachel Jordan 47t; Rebecca Over 101t; Edwin Macadam 84; Ed Long 504 (for Jean Barton); Steve Welch 503; Adrian Bolge 68b; Sheila Girling Macadam 189; Nick Hall 560; Tony Singleton 277; Jacqui Selby-Macleod 143; Sofi Mogensen 276; Rachel Jordan 171; Rebecca Over 328; Edwin Macadam 466; Ed Long 306.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Sheila Girling Macadam; Secretaries—Edwin Macadam and Sofi Mogensen; Pitchers—Rachel Jordan and Elspeth Hannen; Arranging Committee—Nick Hall; Chaplain—Rev. David Chantler.


Steve Welch brought the class back together leading 40. Leaders: Adrian Bolge 228; Sheila Girling Macadam 142; Nick Hall 217; Tony Singleton 86; Jacqui Selby-Macleod 70t; Sofi Mogensen 135; Rachel Jordan 300; Rebecca Over 464; Edwin Macadam 183; Ed Long 501; Steve Welch 32t; Adrian Bolge 49b; Sheila Girling Macadam 330b; Nick Hall 287.

Dilwyn Scott conducted the memorial lesson, reading Sir Henry Newbolt’s poem ‘Vitai Lampada’ and led 268 in memory of Joyce Over—Camberley, Alan Cooper—Seaford, Herb Bilinkoff—Florida, USA, Sharon Stratton—Alberta, Canada, and Lisbeth Poulsen—Denmark.

Mary Welch, assisted by Ed Long, gave the lesson for the sick and housebound, reading ‘I am Unsure’, by David Adam. We remembered David Bullen, Jean Barton, Gillian Ford, Mary Wray, Katherine Atkinson, Jon Lusk, Jan Fairley, Linty Davison, Ian Murdo MacDonald, and Jackie Patten. Steve Welch led 452. David Chantler closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Tony Singleton 457; Jacqui Selby-Macleod 131b; Sofi Mogensen 448t; Rachel Jordan 538; Rebecca Over 378b. Mary Bolge offered thanks for the midday meal.


The afternoon session commenced with Nick Hall leading 147t. Leaders: Ed Long 481; Edwin Macadam and Thom Bonneville 236; Steve Welch 49t; Elspeth Hannen 474; Adrian Bolge 370; Sheila Girling Macadam 480; Tony Singleton 99; Jacqui Selby-Macleod 134; Sofi Mogensen 65; Rachel Jordan 269; Nick Hall 497; Rebecca Over 532; Edwin Macadam 550; Ed Long 294; Steve Welch 186; Adrian Bolge 156; Elspeth Hannen 299; Sheila Girling Macadam 168; Tony Singleton 148; Nick Hall 273.


The class was reconvened for the final session by Jacqui Selby-Macleod leading 82t. Leaders: Sofi Mogensen 274t; Rachel Jordan 192; Ed Long 66; Rebecca Over 460; Steve Welch 473; Edwin Macadam 534; Elspeth Hannen 146; Adrian Bolge 72b; Sheila Girling Macadam and Thom Bonneville 198; Tony Singleton 31t; Jacqui Selby-Macleod 270; Sofi Mogensen and John Taylor 209; Rebecca Over 542; Ed Long 410t; Steve Welch 155; Adrian Bolge and Matthew Bolge 31b; Elspeth Hannen 28t; Nick Hall 73b; Rachel Jordan 566; Edwin Macadam 454.

Announcements were made. After expenses had been met, the surplus from the day’s donations would again be passed to the Quakers for their use. Sheila Girling Macadam and Edwin Macadam led 347 as the closing song. David Chantler offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Sheila Girling Macadam; Secretaries—Edwin Macadam and Sofi Mogensen