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

19 January 2024


Have a go at our next caption competition (above)Send entries by email only to captioncompetition@churchtimes.co.uk by 9 a.m., Monday 29 January

Here is the winning entry for the previous competition:

Chapter rehearses new Epiphany hymn: “We bring hope and we can cope” (Michael Doe)

A SELECTION of entries for the latest competition: “The embroidery club were keen to showcase this year’s finalists” (Fiona Drinkell); “The Dean realised with horror that they were all locked out of the vestry” (Patrick Irwin); “In this scenario, the Bishop is stuck, as they can only move diagonally” (Mike Wooles); “Canons to the left of them, canons to the right of them. . .” (John Appleby); “The finalists in the Colourful Robe Competition were invited to sing ‘All things bright and beautiful’” (Mark Parry); “The assorted clergy were coping well” (Paulette Yallop); “They had all been to Wippell’s closing-down sale” (Brian Stevenson); “With the Bishop behind them, they knew they could cope” (Hazel Roberts); “Even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these(John Saxbee); “The cast for The Cope of Many Colours (Janet Stockton); “‘Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him’” (Ezekiel 1.28, NIV) (Victor Brocklehurst); “The finalists in the Clergy in Canonicals competition at York Synod await the result” (Robin Morgan); “The Sewing Bee judges had a very difficult decision to make” (Alison Woods); “. . . displaying how they will cope in ministry” (Ian Wells); “Doesn’t anyone have a green one to complete the rainbow?” (Sheila Rosenthal).

And a few more: “There were nine members of clergy standing in a group, and if one clergy member should accidentally fall there would be eight members of clergy standing in a group” (Janet Empson); “Obviously not members of the Green Party” (Brian Davies); “Team ministry means you never have to cope alone” (Alistair Bolt); “This week’s Spot the Bishop competition wasn’t all that taxing” (Nick Baker); “They seem to be coping pretty well” (Michael Watts).

As ever, the winner receives a prize of Fair­trade chocolate, courtesy of Divine Chocolate.


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