Diocese of Sodor and Man

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DIOCESE OF SODOR AND MAN

Country : United Kingdom
Denomination : Anglican
Established ; 447

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Sodor and Man

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were recorded at the College of Arms.

The Figure between the Pillars have in Modern Times been described as the Blessed Virgin, but originally is thought to represent St. German,
who become a chief supporter of the British Church against the Heresy of Pelagius. The Triskele (Armoured Legs) are from the Arms of the Isle of Man.

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Literature : Image from Wills's Arms of the Bishopric. McCarthy: Armoria Sedium; E.E. Dorling: Heraldry of the Church a Handbook.