Selected limericks from the 2020 competition in the Methodist Recorder (chosen by John Rolls)

I’ve ambled through heather and gorse
Picked my way over rough roads, of course;
Carried books in a pack
For the man on my back:
I’m John Wesley’s long-suffering horse!

By David Sharp (Nailsea)

An earnest young Christian from Kent
Went to great lengths to have a good Lent
She gave up eating meat
And everything sweet
And lived wholly outdoors in a tent.

By Ian Parker (Ennerdale)

We come to you, Father, in sorrow
For indifference and failure to follow
May we have what it takes
To own our mistakes
And, with you, build a better tomorrow.

By Rosemary Wakelin (Holt)