Harborough village church is staging a special event to help an ancient Indian city fight the Covid pandemic

St Andrew’s in Foxton is acting as two pastors as well as local people have already died in Trichy, where they are desperately short of critical oxygen supplies and basics

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 10:52 am
Each psalm from the Book of Common Prayer will be followed by a poem from Malcolm Guite’s “David’s Crown”.

A Harborough village church is staging a special event on Saturday (June 19) to help an ancient Indian city fight the Covid pandemic.

Canon Chris Oxley will be reading all 150 psalms from 10am at St Andrew’s in Foxton in a bid to get behind the city of Trichy – which is twinned with the local diocese.

Each psalm from the Book of Common Prayer will be followed by a poem from Malcolm Guite’s “David’s Crown”, the church said.

Chris is acting as two pastors as well as local people have already died in Trichy, where they are desperately short of critical oxygen supplies and basics.

“The church there is working with Bishop Heber college in Trichy to coordinate support, identify hospital spaces and provide food for the wider community,” said Chris.

“Bishop Martyn has now put out an emergency appeal for urgent financial support.

“You are now being invited to support our partners in Trichy diocese.

“So, why not sponsor each psalm? (one idea… 10p per psalm… £15!).”

You can support the appeal by donating money using these details here:

Barclays Bank plc

Sort code 20-49-37

Account no 90577103

Account name: Leicester Diocesan Board of Finance

Please use the reference: ‘Trichy Appeal’

Cheques can be sent to St Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester LE1 1SY for the attention of Jim Pullen.

They should be made payable to ‘Leicester Diocesan Board of Finance’ - and write ‘Trichy Appeal’ on the back.