Church recreating Bible stories through the power of Lego

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A NEW fun and creative way for families to explore Bible stories using Lego and Duplo starts in Drayton in the new year.

Build@Church will involve families hearing a Bible story, responding to it using Lego and Duplo bricks, praying using the bricks and then sharing tea and cake together.

It will meet on the second Saturday of the month at the Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Ave, Drayton from 2pm to 4pm, starting on Saturday, January 9.

Rector Paul Gully said: ‘We wanted to create a space for families to come, hear stories from the Bible and be able to respond to those stories creatively using Lego and Duplo bricks.

‘It might be that they want to recreate the story using the bricks and minifigures or they might want to make something which for them demonstrates the theme of that story. It is totally up to them and not at all prescriptive.

‘The stories will be told in a range of ways including showing videos on the big screen, acting out the stories and using puppets.

‘We will also pray using the Lego bricks. One of the prayers that we will use will involve people holding a Lego or Duplo brick, counting the number of bumps on it and then thinking of that number of people or situations that either need God’s help or that they would like to thank God for.’

The event is free but donations are welcome towards the cost of the food and families will be invited to bring a cake to share if they would like to.

Donations of new or used Lego would be welcomed. Donations can be dropped off at the parish office between 10am-midday on weekdays, or by calling (023) 9242 1849.