Diocese of Portsmouth

    Church will use building blocks to explore Bible stories and prayer with families

    Children and Young People
    21 Dec. 2015

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

    An adult and a child holding some of the Lego bricks

    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-4pm. The first meeting will be on Saturday 9 January. There will be no meeting in August.

    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.

    “Our hope is that it helps people to encounter the love of God for themselves and respond to that, build relationships as a family and with other families who come.

    “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.

    “We will then share tea and cake together. I am really excited about seeing how people respond to this space.”

    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. The group also plans to donate some of the money collected to a local charity at the end of each term. This charity will be chosen by those who come.

    Donations of new or used Lego would be welcomed. Donations can be dropped off at the parish office (Penrhyn Avenue, Drayton PO6 2AP) between 10am-12Noon on weekdays, collected by calling 02392 421849 or brought along on the day.

    To find out more visit the parish website www.farlingtonparish.co.uk/BuildatChurch