The Millennium Cope
(based on Parish Magazine, Jan 2000 issue and
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
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.