Enter the Church Times Caption Contest and read the latest winner and top entries
Take part in our next subtitle contest (above) for a chance to win a Fairtrade chocolate prize!
Submit entries by email only to [email protected] by 9am, Monday 24th January.
Here is the winning entry from the previous competition:
Threadneedle Street? It’s the second from the left. I have it on the highest authority that you will find it relatively easy to go through (Ray Morris)
WE HAVE RECEIVED an unusually high number of entries for this week’s contest; unfortunately we only have room to print a selection.
Who knew Epiphany could be almost as stressful as Christmas? “It’s not my fault you’re late – I didn’t bring Epiphany forward four days this year” (John Saxbee); “I know we still have a donkey at our manger service, but I draw the line of having a moody camel at our Epiphany service” (Daphne Foster); “Have you had the bump? It’s not my fault that Balthazar is late for rehearsal again. (Jacky Tivers); “The Canon apologized for the fact that the camel had been abandoned, unable to follow the star, for a month, due to overcast British weather” (Brian Stevenson); “What did you do with the other two?” (Richard Hough); “I am the vanguard; the other two took a wrong turn at Stonehenge” (Jane Sigrist); “I told you we should have updated the satnav before leaving” (Andrew Williamson); “So you’re saying the other two mages aren’t coming because they’ve got the bump?” (Lynda Sebbage).
Other brands of cigarettes are available. . . “When I said I wanted camels to smoke, I meant a pack of Camel cigarettes, not smoking camels” (Sheri Darby); “You promised to quit on January 1st” (Wendy Preece); “Stop preaching, I to know smoking camels is bad for your health » (Jennifer Stokes); “I always wondered why cigarettes had this name” (Mervyn Cox); “Even in costume, Caspar was out of breath for a smoking camel” (Robert Marshall); “Sorry, no smoking – even if you are a camel” (Irene Murdoch).
New year, same pandemic (whatever the government currently says): “The camel got the hump when he was told he had to wear a mask” (Alison Richardson); “How many times do I have to remind you, where’s your mask? » (Nicola Andrijauskas); “Well, if you’re not wearing a mask, I don’t see why I should” (Keith Thomas); “It’s a very good test: you’re right that Covid can’t reach me at this distance, but I still think it’s not a very good mask you’re wearing” (Ann Fitzpatrick); “Come on, don’t you realize we’re in the middle of a pandemic? If you’re gonna breathe on me, you gotta wear a mask” (Jennifer Toal); “It is now compulsory to wear a mask in places of worship, even if you come with gold, frankincense and myrrh” (Angela Kenny); “How many times do I have to tell you? It’s no good wearing that stuff on your face if it doesn’t cover your mouth.” (Maximilian Bayliss); “How am I supposed to do a lateral flow test on you?” (Valerie Budd).
A few other entries we enjoyed:A gift from the Orient: gold, frankincense and myrrh! (Paul Brett); “It’s in the Haystack” (Barry Tighe); “Exhale to the Lord’s Anointed” (Janet Chapman); “The eye of a needle? You’re kidding!” (Michael Doe); “Don’t take the bump and spit on me — the color of the Sarum cassock was not my idea! (Charles Taylor); “I don’t think it’s personal, just an analogy; but I don’t know what the size of the needle is” (David Greenhalgh); “I said, ‘Mount Carmel. CARM L’” (Nicholas Cranfield); “When you spat, you failed the lateral flow test. You’ll have to do it again – the mages are waiting in the wings” (Hazel Rea); “Don’t worry if I win the chocolate” (Helene Newton); “Oh no, the camel swallowed the censer” (Peter M Potter); “A bump or two, Vicar?” (John Radford); “What do you mean, ‘The incense will make me feel better’?” (Peter Sebbage); “I suggest you try Listermint” (Colin Fielding); “OK, so you’ve been typecast, but the camel is so important for the nativity » (Tracey Poulter); “I meant the Zoom service, not the zoo service” (Martin Kettle); “I’m so sorry – I know how you feel, but I don’t know why Luke doesn’t even mention you”(Ian Barge); “I’m afraid that the parish hall is a non-smoking area” (Patrick Irwin); “I don’t care if your name is Priscilla; you should never have been allowed to enter Australia! (Julian Ashton).
As always, the winner receives a Fairtrade chocolate prize, courtesy of Divine Chocolate. divinechocolate.com