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Here is the winning entry for last week:
Jason TaylorJason Taylor
The Bishop’s chauffeur implements the ‘Simpler, Humbler, Bolder’ vision (Alan Tadiello)
IT IS reassuring to see the C of E preparing for a possible fuel shortage, which coincides nicely with commitments to cutting emissions:
- With a fuel crisis looming, the Bishop knew that a new way of getting from parish to parish would have to be found (Fiona Drinkell)
- As the local petrol station had run out of diesel, the Bishop decided to take an alternative form of transport (Angella Willis)
- It is most unfortunate that we have run out of petrol (Patrick Irwin)
- Fuel shortage? Don’t panic — the Lord moves in mysterious ways! (Irene Murdoch)
- Climate crisis and COP26 inspires dramatic episcopal carbon-footprint reduction (Ian Barge);
- It’s definitely carbon neutral (John W. Barnes)
- When I said I wanted something more eco-friendly to travel around in, this wasn’t quite what I was expecting (Heather Ford).
Might the commitment to cutting emissions spell the end of the flying bishop?
- One has heard of a flying bishop, but not a skateboarding one (Nick Baker)
- One flip of the instructor’s foot, and a flying bishop is launched (Valerie Budd)
- Not quite a flying bishop — but she’s on the move! (Steve Davies)
- The new course for flying bishops gets off to a great start (Sue Chick).
How times change:
- Just imagine, bishops used to have a company car and a chauffeur (John Saxbee)
- The days of the bishop getting around the diocese in a chauffeur-driven car have long gone (Mervyn Cox)
- Financial strictures meant a cheaper form of transport (Brian Stevenson)
- If I could master this mode of travel, I wouldn’t need a chauffeur (Richard Spray)
- The latest cost-effective mode of episcopal transport is given its first outing (Richard Strudwick)
- At last, Graham had found a way to reduce the Bishop’s travelling expenses (Vicky Deasley).
Some other entries that we enjoyed:
- Now, remember: you have only five parishes to visit today (Bill de Quick)
- Well, if Jesus can walk on water . . . (David and Lisa Warren)
- Don’t forget this Bishop can only move diagonally (Danielle Frowde)
- Is this the way to Amarillo? (Julian Ashton)
- I’m OK, thanks. A bishop’s whole life is a balancing act (Martin Kettle)
- Her first attempt at skateboarding revealed that Rachel knew lots of fresh expressions (Bridget Swan)
- This is even trickier to manage than a General Synod debate (Chris Coupe)
- That’s right, Bishop Rachel. Now push off with your crook and you’ll be in back in Gloucester in no time (Lesley Cope)
- With a little push, the Bishop became a standing member of the board (Nathan Collins)
- Lead me, Heavenly Father, lead me (John Hutchinson)
- Think this is funny? Next week we’ve got a nun on a unicycle (Mark Parry)
- The ‘Prayers on Wheels’ initiative got off to a very shaky start (Alison Parry)
- So, hand me the crozier first, Bishop; then try the back flip (Eunice Parry)
- At last, the Bishop had found a use for her crook (Michael Foster)
- Our bishop’s move on the board (Janet Stockton)
- The Bishop is keen to try new ways to capture the flock (Lynda Sebbage)
- Would-be skateboard thief’s getaway foiled as brave parishioner apprehends crook apprehending crook (David Rattigan)
- And on this roller I will build my Church (Michael Doe)
- If you want the version with satnav and reversing camera, I’m afraid it will cost you more (Stephen Disley)
- The Bishop’s to control the diocesan board, aided by a steering committee of one (Stewart Ridley)
- Once you’ve got the hang of this, we can move on to walking on water (Nigel Walsh)
- OK, let’s try that Jesus flip just one more time, Bishop (Graeme Denman)
- By hook or by crook , she was determined to attend the Bishops’ ‘board’ meeting (Paul Groom)
- Bishop Rachel had finally discovered how to deliver sermons at three different churches in one Sunday (Valerie Ganne).
As ever, the winner receives a prize of Fairtrade chocolate, courtesy of Divine Chocolate. divinechocolate.com