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Caption competition

17 January 2014


This week's competition

Have a go at our next caption-competition picture (above). Entries must reach us by Friday 24 January.

by email to:captioncompetition@churchtimes.co.uk

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

Last week's competition


Stapling the children together took the risk assessment for the nativity play a little too far, perhaps   Vicky Lundberg

The hand dryer in the Infants' toilets was on the blink again  Stephen Disley


THE editor exercised an unusually firm hand with the entries for the latest caption competition. It appears that photos of children dressed as angels bring out a degree of cuteness that he didn't think his readers possessed.

Just slipping under the wire were: "Wooahhh! What do you mean? If I'm an angel I have to be good all the time?!" (Deborah Nicholas); "Listen, these frocks are just so year of Jesus's birth" (Janet Saville); and "Do my wings look fat in this?" (T. E. Soar).

More loosely under the "little darlings" heading were: "The Little Angels Football Academy appears to positively encourage foul play on the field" (Don Manley), and "He had managed to conceal the pin under his surplice. Now to see how many angels he could get to dance, or at least sit, on it" (Donald Wetherick).

Fortunately, we were soon on more familiar territory: "The cast of the nativity play had an anxious wait while the PCC debated Resolution F - to refuse the ministry of female angels" (Edward Mynors); "But one said: 'If you think I'm putting my hand there, you've another think coming!" (Phil Williams); and "The launch of Halo 5 took the gaming world by surprise" (Richard Barnes).

Footware was noticed. "Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith Appeared a tiny throng Of angels bending near the earth To put their trainers on" (John Saxbee); "Yes, dear, I know you haven't got six pairs of wings, but for heaven's sake use one to cover your feet" (Diana Jones); and "The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology notes the variant reading 'Beneath the Angels' trainers rolled two thousand years of wrong" (Richard Barnes).

Other than that, we had: "Angels from the realms of Crawley" (Diana Jones); "Angel voices ever clinging" (James K. Betteridge); and a reference toour sponsor: "The angel train stopped in its tracks, perhaps waiting for a divine signal" (Chris Coupe).

Also: "Does anyone have any idea what we are supposed to be doing?" (David Nash); "Olivia thought that George was definitely surplice to requirements" (Richard Hough); and "The absolute show-stopper was the Vanpoulles launch of its 2014 collection of robes, wings, and halos for the younger angel" (John Aves).

We chose two winners, both of whom receive Fairtrade chocolate, kindly donated by Divine (divinechocolate.com).


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