Diocese of Grahamstown

From Heraldry of the World
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Logo-new.jpg
Heraldry of the World
Ceh.jpg
Ecclesiastical heraldry portal

Catholic heraldry


Other Christian churches


Other religions



  • Total pages in the Ecclesiastical section : 14,299
  • Total images in the Ecclesiastical section : 12,120

DIOCESE OF GRAHAMSTOWN

Country : South Africa
Denomination : Anglican

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Grahamstown

Official blazon

Argent on a Cross Gules a Sword wavy proper in the first quarter an Anchor Sable.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on August 12, 1949, but have been used since 1886.

The Cathedral Church in Grahamstown is dedicated to St Michael and St George and the arms combine the sword of the Archangel and the Cross of St George. The anchor links these arms to those of the Diocese of Cape Town, from which the diocese was split in 1853.

The previous arms were adopted in 1853 and have been in use until 1887.

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Grahamstown

The saltire, or St Andrew’s Cross, commemorates the founding of the Diocese, with that of Natal, on St Andrew’s Day 1853. The anchor again refers to the Diocese of Cape town.

Arms of Bishops


Follow us on
Facebook.jpg Instagram.png
Please use #heraldryoftheworld
Mail.png
Contact us
Heraldry of the World is a private site,
all paid for by 1 person and
maintained by 3 persons as a hobby.
If you like this initiative, please, support the site:

Donate.jpg




Ebay.png
eBay shop
Payhip.jpg
Download shop

Literature: Images and information by Mike Oettle.