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Christian Youth Worker Uses Legos To Recreate Holy Week Scenes To Appeal To Kids With Woman They Met On Instagram

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In an attempt to reconnect with children, a Christian youth worker has recreated scenes from Holy Week using Lego to express her faith while churches are closed due to outbreak.



Niamh Newton would normally be working with children attending a youth ministry retreat centre in Consett, County Durham, before Easter.

But with an enforced shutdown she is back at the family home in Lumley and has spent hours with her family creating Bible scenes including Palm Sunday, Judas's betrayal, Jesus's washing of the feet, the Last Supper, the crucifixion and resurrection in Lego.

A Palm Sunday scene depicted in Lego A Palm Sunday scene depicted in Lego (Niamh Newton/PA)PA Media - Niamh Newton

The Last Supper depicted in LegoThe Last Supper in Lego form (Niamh Newton/PA)PA Media - Niamh Newton

She used her brother's collection, which includes Marvel and DC Comics mini-figures sets, improvising a Batman cape into the outfit worn by Mary.

Newton used a large Duplo piece for the rock which moved from the tomb when Jesus rose, and a crown of thorns made from Play-Doh.

She took pictures of the scenes she created and some have been shared on the Facebook page of St Cuthbert's RC Church.

“People's reaction has been good and they have said that the kids like it," Newton said.

A resurrection scene depicted in LegoA Lego imagining of the resurrection (Niamh Newton/PA)PA Media - Niamh Newton

Niamh NewtonNiamh Newton (Niamh Newton/PA)PA Media - Niamh Newton

The teenager is going to Liverpool Hope University in September and hopes to train to be a special needs teacher.

“I cannot express my faith at church at the moment," she said.

“I work at a retreat and I would normally be teaching the young people about Easter in a creative way, through games and art."

“This has helped me think about Holy Week and imagine what I was like."