Diocese of St. Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane

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DIOCESE OF SAINT ANDREWS, DUNKELD AND DUNBLANE

Country : United Kingdom
Denomination : Anglican

Established 1842 from the Diocese of St. Andrews and the Diocese of Dunkeld and Dunblane

Arms (crest) of Diocese of St. Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane

Official blazon

Quarterly: 1st Azure, a saltire Argent [St. Andrews]; 2nd per fess Sable and Vert, an open book Proper in base fore edges and binding Or, a dove Argent her wings displayed in chief perching thereon and holding in her beak a spray of olive Vert [Dunkeld]; 3rd chevronny Or and Gules, a saltire engrailed Azure charged at the fess point with a crescent inverted Argent [Dunblane]; 4th Azure, a saltire Argent supported in front of and by St. Andrew enhaloed Or and vested Purpure with mantle Vert and in base a crescent inverted Argent.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially registered in 1961.

The first quarter shows the historical arms of the Diocese of St. Andrews. The second and third take elements for Dunkeld and Dunblane respectively. The fourth is derived from the old seal of the Diocese of St. Andrews.

The previous arms, used in the late 19th century, but never officially granted, also showed a quartered shield, with in the 1st and 4th quarter the arms of St. Andrews and in the second and third the historical arms of the Diocese of Dunkeld and the Diocese of Dunblane.

Seal of Diocese of St. Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane

The arms around 1900
Seal of Diocese of St. Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane

The arms on a cigarette card (1907)


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