Church calls for marathon reading help

PUBLISHED: 13:44 13 September 2006 | UPDATED: 14:49 12 May 2010

A MARATHON 72-hour Bible reading is still in need of volunteers. The marathon is to help raise money for repairs to the roof of Bassingbourn Church. Those taking part in the marathon will include Jeremy Marshall, the current High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire

A MARATHON 72-hour Bible reading is still in need of volunteers.

The marathon is to help raise money for repairs to the roof of Bassingbourn Church.

Those taking part in the marathon will include Jeremy Marshall, the current High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire.

He will be reading on Friday, September 22 - and will be wearing his ceremonial court dress complete with sword.

On Thursday evening, Jeremy Sallis, the presenter of Drivetime on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, will be reading.

Each reader will be given a 10 minute slot in the marathon which will begin at 6pm on Thursday, September 21 and run until 6pm on Sunday, September 24.

Event spokesman Vic Nickson said more people were needed to take part in the reading.

"You will not be required to stand up and read from the pulpit," he said."

He said the event was to be run in a "relaxed" way - and he did not need fast readers either.

"This is not going to be a marathon race. We want the event to last for 72 hours," he said.

To book a reading slot call Lesley or Alan Bond on 01763 246405

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