Church of England vicars turn to Lego bricks to build 3D metaphors
Let us play! Church of England vicars turn to Lego bricks to build 3D metaphors to describe themselves
- Church of England vicars used Lego bricks to build 3D metaphors at a session
- They used the process for the state of the church and to describe themselves
- Anglican Association chairman slams vicars for session which ‘beggars belief’
A vicar using Lego bricks to build metaphors at a bizarre problem-solving session
The Church of England wants to build a new future… using Lego.
Vicars yesterday used the toy bricks at a bizarre problem-solving session where they were asked to build 3D metaphors for the state of the church and also to describe themselves.
The process apparently ‘liberates the creative imagination’ and helps explore how participants’ ‘ideas, identities, values and expectations might combine to solve problems or discover vision’.
But Anthony Kilmister, chairman of the Anglican Association, said: ‘This beggars belief when the Church is facing so many serious issues.
‘A little more proper conversation and action and a little less playing with Lego might achieve something more constructive.’
The session was held in the diocese of Canterbury, overseen by Archbishop Justin Welby, whose spokesman said: ‘He is always positive about anything that encourages creative thinking.’
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Diocese adviser Murray Wilkinson, who is leading the sessions, said: ‘There might be five or ten around a table. I ask them to build a model that describes their collective ministry or their idea of the diocese. It is a strategic tool.’
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