Parish of St. Paul's, Dunville
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ST. PAUL'S PARISH (Dunville, Ontario)
Denomination : Anglican
Gules a sword Argent hilt and pommel in chief Or surmounted by a fess wavy Argent charged with a bar wavy Azure, and, in base, by an open book Argent; Motto: HE SHALL RULE FROM THE RIVER TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
The arms were granted on September 14, 2001.
The arms use emblems traditionally associated with St. Paul in Christian symbolism. The red colour is indicative of martyrdom; the book refers to his epistles found in the New Testament; and the sword was the instrument of his martyrdom. The wavy stripes in the middle make a reference to the motto and the parish’s location near the Grand River.
The motto is taken from Psalm 72:8 and affirms the parish’s belief in God’s sovereignty over all the world. The reference to the River also refer to the Grand River.
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