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Jedi Church Planned In The UK

Posted By Mike on May 24, 2008

Click here to check out an article from the BBC about Barney and Daniel Jones who are planning their Jedi Chruch in the UK. Sermons will include meditation techniques, discussion of The Force and, of course, lightsaber training. See below for an excerpt:


'They plan to go to the official opening of a Surrey-based branch or "chapter" of the UK Church of the Jedi in April, and hope to hire an Anglesey venue for their own services.

Already six followers regularly meet in north Wales to discuss setting up the "church".

It is hoped Jedi church members will resist Darth Vader's dark side

"My brother and I would hold sermons, do talks and get guest speakers," explained Barney.

"We would read out essays members of the congregation have submitted on their feelings about the Jedi and the Force: do meditation, relaxation and visualisation techniques and a bit of light-sabre training."

Watching the films as children gave the brothers a good understanding of the "faith," said Barney.

"We had a knowledge of the Force from that and the teachings of Yoda. We've read the teachings on the internet.

"Our father is a karate black belt, we used to train with him, which is where we got the martial arts."

Barney, who has watched the Star Wars films "multiple dozens of times," does not wear film-themed clothing in public, but he and his brother would do so at Jedi church meetings.'



Thanks to James E. for the heads up!


UPDATE: Hot on the heels of the trashbag/Vader/crutch assault, the founders of the Jedi Church have been interviewed over at Time.com. (though the interview doesn't mention the assault) Click here for the interview.

Thanks to James for the heads up!


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