Have a go at our next caption competition (above) and win a prize of Fairtrade chocolate!
Send your entries by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9 a.m. on Monday 10 May.
Here is the winning entry for last week:
kathryn percivalkathryn percival
“No, I said ‘Let’s give it to a vote,’” said the PCC member (Henrietta Cozens)
AN ANIMAL brought into a Zoom service — what could possibly go wrong?
- Pet services in church are always a bit risky, but inviting them to take part in Zoom conferences is courting disaster (Mervyn Cox)
- Bite-size Bible ewe chewed on YouTube (John Saxbee)
- This Zoom business really gets my goat (Richard Hough)
- So who decided on an Easter ‘munch-o-gram’ rather than chocolate eggs? (Jacky Tivers)
- Billy responded to the words ‘Take, eat. . .’ during the Easter communion service (Michael Foster)
- Last one to mute has to clean out the pen (Valerie Budd)
- Online church requires a stable internet connection (Jonnie Parkin)
- If only the Bishop had remembered to turn off the ‘goat filter’ before attending Easter Zoom refreshments (Clare Cane)
- The Reverend was perfectly happy to tend to his flock virtually, but was clearly a little confused about using EweTube (Rob Falconer).
Still, clearly an Easter to remember:
- Looks like death is not the only thing swallowed up (Chris Coupe)
- Taste and see that the Lord is good! (Donald Wetherick)
- Group in cassock-coats emote as sermon notes go down goats’ throats (Philip Lickley)
- If the Lord is my shepherd, where is the grass? (Brian Stevenson)
- . . . and the final question in our Easter quiz: pub name with animal and godly connection? (Geoffrey House)
- Not everybody finds the Easter story so hard to swallow (Patrick Irwin)
- Hmm, these ‘first fruits’ are delicious . . . and did you say imperishable? (Alwyn Ladell)
- At the Lamb’s high feast (Bob Torrens)
- No kidding! Alleluia, Alleluia! (Caroline Shuttleworth)
- Hold his gaze while I edge round to that gate, and it won’t just be the tomb that’s empty (Martin Kettle)
- And the text for his Easter message was consumed by the Holy goat (Trevor Oakes).
Some other entries that we enjoyed:
- Please, wait, the heavenly host will let you in soon (Paul Brett)
- So now I can keep my wool on when someone says ‘mint sauce’ (Peter M Potter)
- Be patient, Pet, the host will let you in soon (Jonathan Haigh)
- Now, which of those four jokers pinned this to the door of the abattoir? (Ian Barge)
- I’m not going to read this, it’s kid’s stuff (Bill de Quick)
- Talk about virtue signalling: he even breathalyses his livestock for methane-gas emissions (Ray Morris)
- He didn’t say anything about feeding His goats (Richard Strudwick)
- Sheep may safely graze (John Hutchinson)
- And the winner in the sheep vs goats contest is the goats (Vicky Deasley)
- ‘Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest’ as the old goat took his theology too seriously (Richard Spray)
- I was trying to get into Narnia (Robert Shooter)
- ‘Another press release from the sheep — tasty!’ said the goat (Clive Deverell)
- The Archbishop desperately tried to prove he wasn’t a goat during a Zoom filter disaster at General Synod (David Hill)
- We said ‘Read the Standing Orders’, not eat them (Julie Minns).
As ever, the winner receives a prize of Fairtrade chocolate, courtesy of Divine Chocolate. www.divinechocolate.com