Diocese of Chester

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DIOCESE OF CHESTER

Country : United Kingdom
Denomination : Anglican
Established : 1541

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Chester

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were recorded at the College of Arms.

It it assumed that these Arms was that of the local Abbey of Benedictine Nuns, that was suppressed during Henry VIII.
The Abbey Church become the Cathedral of the new Diocese.

Arms of Bishops


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