About

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​As Lord Chancellor of England, Thomas More was awarded a personal crest from King Henry VIII. St Thomas More College has adapted More's personal crest for our College crest, which was originally designed in 1998.

  • The cross is said to be the most honourable charge to be found in heraldry, and its bearing is the express badge of the Christian.

  • The unicorn is one of the most fabulous beasts of mythology. It is much used in heraldry, and signifies extreme courage.

  • The rooster is traditionally seen as a bird of great courage. Always prepared for battle, and frequently fighting "to the death". Being the herald of dawn, it is often used as an emblem of watchfulness, and may be used in armory to signify a person of notable achievement in the parliamentary senate.

  • The small chevrons or chevronels, which run through each of the quarters, were military stripes of merit.

  • The roundles (the three disks on two of the chevronels) when white, as in this case, are called plates, and denote generosity.

The St Thomas More College crest signifies courage, honour, generosity and achievement all supported by the cross of Christ.

 

Prayer of St Thomas More

Lord

Give us a mind that is humble quiet and patient.

Let your Holy Spirit guide our thoughts, words and deeds.

Give us a lively faith, a firm hope, a fervent charity, and a love of You as Your servant first.

As a faith, learning community, give us the grace to work for all the things we now pray for.

Amen

 The Servant Song

Will you let me be your servant?

Let me be as Christ to you!

Pray that I may have the grace

to let you be my servant too.

 

We are pilgrims on the journey;

we are travellers on the road.

We are here to help each other

walk the mile and bear the load.

 

I will hold the Christ light for you

in the night time of your fears.

I will hold my hand out to you;

speak the peace you long to hear.

 

I will weep when you are weeping;

when you laugh, I'll laugh with you.

I will share your joy and sorrow

'til we've seen this journey through.

 

When we sing to God in heaven

we shall find such harmony.

Born of all we've known together

of Christ's love and agony.

 

Will you let me be your servant?

Let me be as Christ to you!

Pray that I may have the grace

to let you be my servant too.