Have a go at our next caption competition. Apologies to the
Archbishop for targeting him twice in succession, but this photo
with the Bishop of Chelmsford was an opportunity too good to pass
Entries for our next
caption-competition picture (above) must reach us by
Friday 30 May
by email to:
by post (postcards only) to:
108-114 Golden Lane London EC1Y 0TG
by fax to: 020 7490 7093
THERE were lots of entries for our caption-competition photo
from the St Paul's service to mark 20 years since the ordination of
women as priests.
Affirming, sisterly entries were in good supply: "You
just don't realise how well us women multi-task" (Sally
Muggeridge); "Trust me, I'm a woman" (Clair
Southgate); "It's so easy, even a man could do it"
(Michael Trodden); and so on.
Then there were the references to the Archbishop as deacon:
"I thought you were bringing the wafers" (Tony
Mathias); "Well, really, Archbishop, surely you
know what a deacon should do" (Dennis Steer);
"Don't ask me, luv. I'm new around here myself"
As for Philippa Boardman's gesture: "Why don't we save
your fishing story for later?" (Harsha Mason);
"Well if they were both that big no wonder he could feed
5000" (Sonia Falaschi-Ray); "You're right. The
roof is leaking" (Ray Morris); and "There's no
liturgical significance to this posture, Archbishop, but I'm going
to keep looking at you with my arms like this as I think we've just
been snapped for the Church Times caption
competition" (John Radford).
Or there were: "I like action songs, too, Philippa, but
does Wide, Wide as the Ocean really suit this part of the
liturgy?" (Jonathan Haigh); "For one awful moment,
Justin thought hehad forgotten the actions to
YMCA" (Peter Chapman).
Also: "Give us a twirl, Philippa. Didn't they do
well!" (Richard Barnes); "Do you come here
often?" (Dennis Garland); "You'll soon bloody well
have my job, won't you?" (Duncan Lloyd-James);
"When I'm doing your job, my mitre will be this
big" (Mark Williams); "How should I know where you
put your car keys, Justin?" (Don Manley); "How far
are we from a woman being Archbishop? As far as my left hand is to
my right" and "See, Justin, I told you I could
make the lights work" (both from Chris Coupe).
A few of our eagle-eyed readers spotted some incidental items:
"I know, Archbishop, but my bifocal pectoral cross is being
mended" (Liz Breuilly); "Having mislaid his
pectoral cross, he admires her spectacular alternative"
(John Saxbee); and the somewhat dated butstill magnificent:
"Yes, you thought youwere here to joinour celebration. You
thought you'd come to assist me as deacon. You thought this red
book was the altar book. But tonight, Justin Welby - This is
Your Life" (Steve Morris).
Other suggestions, presented more or less at random:
"Now that we've got a quiet moment, what does a canon
treasurer actually do?" (Jonathan Haigh); "Look. I
know how much you enjoyed your trip to Rio, but there's no need to
keep doing your impersonation of Christ The Redeemer"
(Marcus Booth); and "Shall I do the washing-up
now?" (Andrew Hunt).
Two winners, both of whom will receive Fairtrade chocolate,
kindly donated by Divine (divinechocolate.com).
"I've cleaned the cathedral, mended the robes
and made the coffee - and now I'm going to lead this
"Shall I be Mother?"