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Sussex Shape Note Singing

Staplefield Village Hall, Crawley, Sussex, United Kingdom

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The 14th Sussex Shape Note singing was held in Staplefield Village Hall, using the Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, and “Alternative Harmony”, a booklet of other shape note tunes. The class was called to order by Tony Singleton and Jill Thompson leading 276.

Leaders: Edwin Macadam 287; Rachel Jordan 47t; John Wilson 49b; Sheila Girling Macadam 27; Nick Hall 217; Rebecca Over 131b; Sofi Mogensen 52t; Steve Fletcher 131t; Tony Singleton 128; Liz Meitzler 111b; Jill Thompson 504; Edwin Macadam 272; Rachel Jordan 171; John Wilson 155; Sheila Girling Macadam 442; Nick Hall 273; Rebecca Over 530; Sofi Mogensen 148; Steve Fletcher 183; Stephen Biggs 288; Liz Meitzler 77t; Tony Singleton 198.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Co-chairmen—Jill Thompson and Tony Singleton; Secretary—Jan Green.


Jill Thompson called the class to order leading 99. Leaders: Edwin Macadam 332; Rachel Jordan 501; Adrian Bolge 503; John Wilson 479; Sheila Girling Macadam 291; Nick Hall 203; Rebecca Over 47b; Sofi Mogensen 228; Steve Fletcher 454; Tony Singleton “Walpole” (AltH); Liz Meitzler 385b; Stephen Biggs “Millbrook” (AltH); Jill Thompson 299; Edwin Macadam 236; Rachel Jordan 200.


Tony Singleton called the class to order leading 34b. Leaders: Sheila Girling Macadam 142; Nick Hall “The Idumean Road” (AltH); Adrian Bolge 68b; Rebecca Over 480; John Wilson 515; Sofi Mogensen 31t.

The memorial and sick and housebound lessons were combined into a remembrance lesson conducted by Jill Thompson. Jill led 178 in memory of Mabs Warne, Daisy Osborne, Maria Cunningham, Lisbeth Poulsen, Joe Reynolds, Betty Appleby, Bert Finch, and for the following sick and housebound: Jacqui Selby-Macleod, Fiona Green, Dafydd Charles, Jon Lusk, Jan Fairley, Steve Welch, Mary Welch, Lionel Wollenberg, Alice Parnell, Bernard Collard, Cath Saunt, Jane Davies, and Dave Cooper. The memorial was closed.

Leaders: Steve Fletcher 196; Liz Meitzler 83t; Tony Singleton “New Invention” (AltH); Rachel Jordan 474; Edwin Macadam 320; Sheila Girling Macadam 189; Nick Hall 38 (t? b?); Rebecca Over 107; Adrian Bolge 45t; Sofi Mogensen 45b.


Jill Thompson called the class to order leading 267. Leaders: Steve Fletcher “Firm Hope” (AltH); John Wilson “Ten Thousand Charms” (AltH); Stephen Biggs “Life’s Purpose” (AltH); Rebecca Over 274t; Edwin Macadam “Warren” (AltH); Rachel Jordan “Evening Hymn” (AltH); Adrian Bolge 370; Sofi Mogensen 481; Nick Hall 497; Sheila Girling Macadam 102.

The Secretary reported that 29 people had registered and 69 songs had been sung. Thanks were extended and announcements made. It was noted that the 2013 Sussex Shape Note singing would be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Jill Thompson and Tony Singleton led 347 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Co-chairmen—Jill Thompson and Tony Singleton; Secretary—Jan Green