The Coat of Arms of St Edward's Parish South Tamworth
01 Oct 2016
Argent below a chevron the monogram of the Blessed Virgin Mary all Azure;
on a chief Azure between two martlets respectant a cross fleury all Or.
Tinctures and metals:
Argent and Azure in the main body of the shield
as symbolic of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patroness of Australia,
and of the southern skies.
St Edward the Confessor:
The Cross and martlets from his attributed arms as symbolic of
St Edward the Confessor, King of England
and patron saint of the parish.
The chevron as symbolic of the roof structure
of the parish church and of the southern skies.
The MA (Maria Auxilium) monogram as symbolic
of the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title
Mary Help of Christians (Latin: Sancta Maria Auxilium Christianorum)
to whom the parish church is dedicated.
Mr Richard d'Apice AM KCSG FSHA aih
President, The Australian Heraldry Society
Rev. Fr Guy Selvester
Expert in Ecclesiastical Heraldry
Digitally rendered by:
Mr Sandy J Turnbull