St.Michael the Archangel:This special cross is a very ancient symbol for Michael, although no-one can remember why?!! Michael has another ancient Coat of Arms as well, but the one illustrated is the most traditional in British usage.
St.Mary Magdalene:Mary Magdalene appears in the Gospels as a disciple of Jesus and as the first witness of the resurrection. She has long been assumed to be the sister of Martha and Lazarus, which accounts for the white ointment pot (with gold lid and base) set on a split field of purple (penance) and black (mourning). Over the field are spread 14 silver teardrops.
Arms containing purple are shown twice. The darker shade is the “true” colour, but the lighter shade is often better when reproduced on a colour ink-jet printer.