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Have a go at the Church Times caption competition, and read the previous winner and top entries

13 April 2018

Revd Mark Hewerdine

An unexpected visitor at St Chad’s, Ladybarn, Manchester

An unexpected visitor at St Chad’s, Ladybarn, Manchester

Have a go at our next caption competition (above) and win a prize of Fairtrade chocolate!

Email your entries to: captioncompetition@churchtimes.co.uk

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Entries must be received by Friday 20 April


Here is the winner from our last caption-competition photo:

REUTERSPresident Kim was nothing like the photo in the briefing (Jeremy Fletcher)Perhaps inevitably, this image provided a rich seam of humour.

Much of these drew on the Easter theme:

  • The Easter Bunny was most bemused by President Trump’s ‘robot’ dance (Che R. Seabourne)

  • Interrupting his Easter blessing, the President tried in vain to push the rabbit back into the hat (Peter Hutchinson)

  • The Easter Bunny comes face to face with a mythical, folkloric creature (Dawn Rowley-White)

  • I don’t care if you are the Easter Bunny, you’re not having a visa! (Sue Chick)

  • Bunny says ‘No, President Trump, the Easter story is definitely not fake news’ (Stephen Herring)

  • The Easter Bunny? Fake news! (Marc Cooper)

  • ‘What a ridiculous, unrealistic figure of fun,’ exclaimed the Easter Bunny (Kevin Crinks)

  • President Trump informed the Easter Bunny that he was next for the chop (Martin Joss)

  • One is a near-mythical creature with a renowned sexual appetite that only a few believe in, and the other is the Easter Bunny (Chris Goble)

Some readers suggested that the figure with whom the President is pictured is a high-level appointment:

  • Bugs Bunny — Trump’s latest CIA supremo (John Saxbee)

  • The latest appointment as National Security Adviser was certainly a surprise (Patrick Irwin)

  • President Trump felt sure that his choice of new Director of the FBI would take all his political opponents by surprise (David Walker)

  • Trump announces new Secretary for Defence (Tom Page)

  • The President swears in his new cabinet (Richard Strudwick)

Others thought that the Presi­dent’s meeting with Kim Jong-un had been brought forward:

  • The beauty of the arrangement was that the North Korean leader could confirm or deny his presence as he chose (Patrick Irwin)

  • Kim’s disguise was well O. T. T. (Eric Lishman)

Perhaps President Trump had resorted to desperate measures in relation to the Russian investigation?

  • Trump’s preferred candidate for Russia probe special prosecutor made public (Alexander Faludy)

It’s not just the UK that has been subject to Russian interference, it seems:

  • Trump was unsure if it was the Easter Bunny or President Putin in disguise about to give him a dodgy egg (Mervyn Cox)

  • President Trump welcomes Bugged Bunny to the White House (John Radford)

  • I know it’s a bunny-trap, but they can’t fool me, I can tell a pinko by the ears (Ray Morris)

  • Got me a new religious adviser for Easter. Mr Putin says he’s great (Stephen Disley)

With this President, a sex scandal is never far away:

  • Trump brought along a witness to support his denial that he had ever had an improper relationship with a Bunny Girl (Christopher Tookey)

  • President in Bunny Girl scandal (George Frost)

  • Bunny Girl claims she had a relationship with Donald Trump (John Appleby)

  • Stormy Daniels develops new skills to get to Trump (Richard Hough)

Some other entries that we enjoyed:

  • As mid-terms approached, the Democrats identified a credible candidate to run for President (Andrew Greenhough)

  • Fake hare (Simon Court)

  • Alice will be here in a minute or two, and then I’ll begin the Cabinet meeting (Ray Goode)

  • President Trump indicated how high the bar of credibility had to be set (Chris Coupe)

  • After eating the lettuce, the rabbit started on the hand­rail. The carrot top next (Bridget Swan)

  • We’re gonna build a hutch! (Frank Trethewey)

  • Trump publicly thanks his therapist (Rob Packham)

  • I promise to make rabbits great again (Janet Stockton)

  • Well, Vice-­President Bugsy, you’re in charge while I go on vacation (Lynda Sebbage).


Our winner this week received a prize of Fairtrade chocolate, courtesy of Divine. divinechocolate.com


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