Alan Hopes

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Born : 17 March 1944
Deceased :

Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, 2003-2012
Bishop of East Anglia, 2013-2022

Arms of Alan Hopes

Official blazon


The division of the shield in silver and gold represents the Vatican colours. The red saltire of Saint Patrick denoting the Bishop's birthday - 17 March. The anchor - the symbol of 'Hope' - is a play on his surname.

The fleur-de-lys, symbolises Our Lady, the Patroness of East Anglia under the title of Our Lady of Walsingham, and three of them denoting each of the counties forming the Diocese: Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

The achievement is completed with the heraldic insignia of a prelate of the rank of bishop.

The translation of the Bishop's motto: Voluntas Sua Pax Nostra is His Will is Our Peace

Literature: (2015)

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