Mini version of historic church unveiled by artist

Mini version of historic church unveiled by artist

by Tom Martin (August 2022)

A MINIATURE version of a Waterloo landmark has been unveiled by a local artist.

Mal Jenkin, 75, has created a model of Old Christ Church and fittingly unveiled it inside the historic building at a recent Heritage Open Day and Summer Fair.

Mal worked for Littlewoods in Crosby until he retired in 2008, giving him some free time for his modelling hobby.

He was first attracted to Old Christ Church on a visit and began to take photographs of the magnificent structure.

During the various Covid-19 lockdowns, Mal spent more than 300 hours of digital work and the physical work of modelling to create his masterpiece, finally finishing it in April.

Event organiser at Old Christ Church Karen Evans, said: “I think crafting is therapeutic; it helps people get through illnesses, traumas or difficult times in their lives including the Covid lockdowns that we all went through.

“The Friends of Old Christ Church help the community and local charities and I personally get so much pleasure out of volunteering and helping people – plus, I get to meet talented people like Mr Jenkin.”

Mal donated his model to Old Christ Church, so it can be put on permanent on display.

You can find out more about his creation and see it at another open day event to be held at the church on Saturday, September 10 between 10am and 1pm.

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