The 15th 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 co-chairman Tony Singleton
leading 63. Leaders:
Selby-Macleod 30t; Sarah Hill 47t; Steve Fletcher 65; Nick Hall 155; Sheila
Girling Macadam 173; Steve Welch 50b; Edwin Macadam 148; Sofi Mogensen 40;
Rachel Jordan 171; Tom Gerber 335; Paul Setford 37b;
Jill Thompson 299; Steve Fletcher 77t; Tony Singleton 198; Sarah Hill 103; Tom
Selby-Macleod 82t; Steve Welch 52t;
Sofi Mogensen 312b; Paul Setford 46; Sheila Girling Macadam 564.
Edwin Macadam called the class to order leading 168. Leaders: Jill Thompson 504;
Nick Hall ‘New Invention’ (Alt.H.); Rachel Jordan ‘Walpole’ (Alt.H.); John
Wilson ‘Ten Thousand Charms’ (Alt.H.); Steve Fletcher ‘The Idumean Road’ (Alt.H.);
Tony Singleton 300; Sarah Hill ‘Millbrook’ (Alt.H.); Tom Gerber 503; Jacqui
Selby-Macleod 314; Nick Hall 200; Paul Setford 315; Sofi Mogensen 135; Steve
Welch ‘New England’ (Alt.H.); Sheila Girling Macadam 183.
Co-chairman Jill Thompson called the class to order leading 99. Leaders: Edwin
Macadam ‘Nativity’ (Alt.H.); Sofi Mogensen 440; Nick Hall 538; Sheila Girling
The memorial and sick and housebound lessons were combined into a remembrance
lesson conducted by Jill Thompson. Jill led 178 in memory of: Doug Cooper
(Fleet), Reginald and Gladys Girling (Glasgow), John Fairley (Edinburgh),
Louise’s Mum (Portugal), Ronald Lawton (Nuneaton), Vic Newman, Tristan Mirabaud,
Alison Turner (all of Lewes), Jean Hickox (Bourne End). Tony Singleton led 86
for the following sick and housebound: Alice Wadsworth (Wareham), William
Girling (Pickering, Ont., Canada), Joyce de Nevers (Dorking), Carol Gammon (Halland),
Jean Finnegan and Johnny Barry (Ringmer), Dave Hill (Newick), Jan Green
(Worthing), and Jan’s grand-daughter Ilana. The memorial was closed.
Leaders: John Wilson 515; Steve Fletcher 192; Steve Welch ‘Bethlehem’ (Alt.H.);
Jacqui Selby-Macleod 131b; Sarah Hill 328; Tony Singleton 457; Sheila Girling
Macadam ‘Stony Island’ (364 Shenandoah Harmony); Tom Gerber 448t.
Jill Thompson called the class to order leading 497. Leaders: Paul Setford 72b;
Rachel Jordan ‘Warren’ (Alt.H); Nick Hall 228; Sofi Mogensen 276; Sarah Hill
384; Edwin Macadam 236; Steve Fletcher ‘Maryland’ (Alt.H.); Tony Singleton 277;
Jacqui Selby-Macleod 134; John Wilson 454; Rachel Jordan 474.
The Secretaries reported that 30 people had registered and 65 songs had been
sung. Thanks were extended and announcements made. It was noted that the 2014
Sussex Shape Note singing would be held on Saturday, 8 March, 2014. Jill
Thompson and Tony Singleton led 347 as the closing song and the class was
Co-chairmen—Jill Thompson and Tony Singleton; Secretaries—Sofi Mogensen and Nick