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Entries must be received by Friday 24 May.
Here is this week’s winner:
peterborough cathedralpeterborough cathedral
I may be dancing, sir, but you are strictly for the Tower — and I don’t mean Blackpool - Chris Stone
STRICTLY no prizes for guessing which television show was the most quoted in entries this week:
- Strictly no judging this couple’s dancing (Chris Coupe)
- Owing to a BBC mix-up, Songs of Praise was staged at Blackpool Ballroom, while Strictly Come Dancing was recorded at Westminster Abbey (Alison Parry)
- The Dean would have preferred a roller-coaster in the nave to attract a younger congregation, but had to settle for an Elizabethan-themed Strictly Come Dancing to keep everyone happy (Mervyn Cox)
- Strictly Fresh Expressions (Robert Shooter)
- Breaking news: Strictly 2019 to include an Elizabethan section (Lesley Cope)
- Although she may have had the body of a weak and feeble woman, she had the heart and stomach of a Strictly Come Dancing winner (Stephen L. Disley).
Peterborough Cathedral has not had an easy few years; so it was reassuring to see some merriment taking place:
- Elizabeth couldn’t help but celebrate with a jig when she heard that her team had won the coveted golden gavel (Becky Matthew)
- Dancing in the aisles was good for the soul, but not the soles (Mark Parry)
- The new Madame Tussauds exhibition at Peterborough Cathedral was a roaring success (Lynda Sebbage)
- ‘The Hooker-Cooker’: a song-and-dance routine popular through the ages (Richard Crockett).
It wouldn’t be a caption competition without a political angle:
- I was hoping for a dance with Nigel Farage as he’s here for the by-election (Richard Hough)
- Candidates for the Tory leadership had to demonstrate both an ability to dance and reverence for royal tradition (Patrick Irwin).
Some other entries that we enjoyed:
- The Dean and Precentor took full advantage of the relaxation of the Vestments Canon (Richard Barnes)
- AI meets Antiques Road Trip (Vicky Lundberg)
- I may be smiling, loyal partner, but if the judges do not award us four ‘tens’ I will send them all to the gallows (Megan Parry)
- Owing to a misprint, the advert read: ‘A Bess wanted for city religious community’ (Ray Morris)
- The Tudor forerunner of Fresh Expressions (Richard Hough)
- The Elizabethan Jazz Age (Valerie Budd)
- No matter what the circumstances, you can always tell a St Stephen’s House man from a Cuddesdon man (John Swanson)
- Elizabethan Settlement — when the only other jacket options were Day-Glo lime and shocking pink (Andrew Greenhough)
- The theme for this year’s diocesan conference was Ancient & Modern (Michael Foster);
- Queen to Kings, Bishop 3 (Peter Sebbage)
- Him: Do you come here often? Her (thinks): My goodness, I hate these state visits (John Kimberley)
- An eye-catching outfit, and Elizabeth looked quite stunning, too! (Richard Strudwick).
As ever, the winner receives Fairtrade chocolate, courtesy of Divine Chocolate: www.divinechocolate.com.