The Arms of the Bishopric of Leeds Featured

Granted: 27 June 2014
Published: 14 August 2014

The Arms of the Bishopric of Leeds
The Arms of the Bishopric of Leeds
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Arms: Azure a Cross formy throughout the limbs in pale taking the form of a Greek Rho Or in the first quarter a Rose Argent barbed and seeded proper.

These arms (shown here with a mitre for the Bishop) were granted to the Bishop of the new Diocese of Leeds (otherwise known as the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales) by patent of Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms dated 27 June 2014. The principal device is a symbol sometimes known as a staurogram or tau-rho. The arms are for the use of the Diocese and may be impaled by any Bishop of the Diocese who has personal arms.

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By decision of the College of Arms all proceeds arising from the sale of The Armorial of Haiti will be donated to the international effort for the relief of Haiti
after the calamitous earthquake of 12 January 2010.

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