Our next competition
Have a go at our next caption-competition picture
(above). Entries must reach us by Friday 17 October.
by email to:
by post (postcards only) to: Caption
Competition, Church Times, 3rd floor,
Invicta House, 108-114 Golden Lane, London EC1Y 0TG
by fax to: 020 7490 7093
Our last competition
A THICKET of entries for our last caption competition.
In no particular order: "Antonia and Dec present I'm
a Mother Superior . . . Get Me Out Of Here!" (Richard
Barnes); "Hedgehopping had not been part of the novitiate
training programme" (Mary Wood); and "The nuns
were shown where they could hire surfboards and waterskis"
Evidence of painful personal experience crept into some of the
entries: "I'm afraid the convent you're looking for is on
the next island, and there's no ferry now till Tuesday
week" (Richard Hough); "Having enjoyed their
pilgrimage to the old chapel, the sisters were dismayed to hear
that the nearest toilet facilities involved a seven-mile
detour" (Michael Foster); and "The key to the
toilets is over on the mainland" (Chris Coupe).
A couple of entries to please the post-modernists: "It
was felt that the Church Times's new competition 'Spot the
Archbishop' was rather lacking" (Jon Glossop); and
"You left your car in the previous caption competition
photo" (Chris Coupe).
More randomly, we had: "You're not really enclosed. Keep
left" (Janet Stockton); "The new labyrinth
required a particularly demanding leap of faith" (Steve
Tilley); and "Perhaps agreeing to adjudicate in the 'Guess
the number of leaves in the hedge' competition wasn't such a good
idea" (Ray Morris).
Also: "Sister Lazarus had to explain that she was unable
to bring a drink to the two lost souls" (Christopher
Tookey); "Unfortunately, the annual ecumenical game of
"Seek and you shall find" attracted much less attention than the
cricket" (Jon Glossop); and "Rome, to your right.
Canterbury? A few obstacles, but straight ahead" (Mike
We particularly liked: "A slow start for the new nuns'
enclosure at Whipsnade" (Tom Corfield); "Gladys
realised that the nuns from whom she was asking directions belonged
to a silent order" (Rosemary Corfield); "The maze
exit is over there. Just look up for divine assistance"
(Brian Simmons); and "A week later, the news of the
Referendum result reached the Western Isles" (Richard
One winner this week, though there were several variations on
the same theme. Thanks, once again, to Divine for supplying the
prize of Fairtrade chocolate: divinechocolate.com.
The sisters managed a successful offsure hedge