The Millennium Cope

(based on Parish Magazine, Jan 2000 issue and other sources)

The two 'M's signify the new Millennium.

The lilies: St.Mary.

The two mitres: St.Nicholas.

The colours represent the seasons of the church:
gold - Easter & Christmas
purple - Lent & Advent
red - saints' days and Pentecost
green - Trinity

The new cope was necessary as the old red one was too fragile to be cleaned. The fabric is 'St Margaret' as on altar frontals, as is the gold fabric used.

The Cope cost 1100: 640 was raised by the Linen Guild organised from various generous sources and the balance was provided from Millennium Project Funding by Mole Valley District Council.  

David Eaton, Vicar of Leatherhead, at the Millennium Yew Planting, in the new Millennium Cope

The Hood shows a Cross & Crown for All Saints. The Cope was made by Wendy Oakeshott, who has done a lot of similar work including for Chichester Cathedral.

see also

New Millennium Blues

Special Millennium Services

Millennium Resolution

But is it? - from 100 years ago