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.

 

Chevron: 

The chevron as symbolic of the roof structure

of the parish church and of the southern skies.

 

Monogram:

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.

 

Designed by:

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

Graphic Artist

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