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UK’S first LEGO baptism

A baby born in Devon, United Kingdom has been baptised in a font made from Lego.

The couple, Agnhus and Michelle Farrelly, christened their two-month-old son Oliver in a font made of Lego blocks.

The baptism took place at All Saints Church in Okehampton, which is part of the Lego Church initiative.

In 2021, Lego Church was established to help make church more accessible to children, the outlet further said.

One of the organisers, Michelle Farrelly and her husband Angus decided it was only natural to have their 2-month-old son Oliver baptised at Lego Church, which he had been attending before he was born, with his older brother Thomas.

All Saints’ Church in Okehampton has been running Lego Church for over a year, celebrating its first birthday in September. During each session the group explores a Bible story which they use as inspiration in building their Lego creations. There is also time for discussion and prayer.

Lego Church invites people of all ages to come and experience a very different and accessible expression of church. All Saints’ is one of only 3 or 4 other churches in the UK currently running Lego Church. They also take it ‘on the road’ to local events.

Rev’d Prebendary Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Mission Community said:

“Most of our regular Lego Church people are not churchgoers, and we are engaging with a broad range of parents, carers and children. Everybody loves Lego!”

Mrs Farrelly told the BBC that Lego brings people together and encourages people of all ages to learn and pray together. She further added that she “wanted our Lego church families to share this part of the Christian faith and for many it would be the first opportunity to witness and experience a baptism”.

Lego Church takes place on the last Saturday of every month from 4-5.30 pm in the All Saints’ Church Hall and is free to attend.

(Picture Courtesy: Martin Wolfenden)

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