October 25, 2018 2.08 pm This story is over 65 months old

Why a Tardis landed outside a Lincoln church

People are loving this Doctor Who inspired phone box

A time travelling phone box made popular by Doctor Who has landed outside a Lincoln church.

The Tardis appeared outside St Peter church on Eastgate (Bailgate) as part of the holiday club called Time Lab.

It is for their yearly half term event, where children have been getting involved with crafts and learning about Christianity.

Professor Tick Von Tock, aka Allison Quarton, told The Lincolnite: “As long as we are making fools of ourselves then people love it.

“We even met Jodie Foster and we told her that we were the first time travellers ever.

“Our volunteers keep these events fun. Our oldest volunteer is 91-years-old and we have lots of children involved as well.”

The decontamination portal is powered by a hair dryer. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

The church holds performances to teach about religion. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

Religion is something that is seen as in decline across the country, but Allison says that they’re as busy as ever.

Burton Hathow Prep School owns the Tardis and kindly landed it to the church for their half term event.

A passer by laughed when she saw the Tardis and told our reporter that “it raises a smile.”

It has appeared outside the church. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

Another time travelling machine in the church. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

Reverend Sam Durant, otherwise known as Arty McFly, told The Lincolnite: “We use the event to help these children to have some fun and we can also teach them about Jesus.

“We have been learning about how we went back in time to see how Jesus saved us. The children have been having a great time. They get into little groups to learn and they get busy with some crafts.

“Our time travelling machine is powered by banana skins. Mint Lane donated plenty to us so we can do lots of time travel.”