I’ve created a double puzzle testing your knowledge of Saints and their emblems. St Thomas, like many Saints has another emblem, which you have to find.  I’ve used Saints and Their Symbols, by E. A. Greene, 1901 as my reference.

There are two parts - The first is to match the Saints (numbered 1 – 40) with their symbols (numbered A- An)placing the answer in the box opposite. The second is a wordsearch with all of the Saint’s names and emblems, 80 words in all.  The unused letters will reveal a hidden phrase. So you can do both puzzles, or just do the matching, or just do the wordsearch it’s your choice. Best of luck, the answer to which Saint matches which symbol, and the hidden phrase will be printed next month.

 

(Note for Parish Window users – you should consider changing the hidden code to one of your own, simply by changing the letters in the wordsearch)

 

 

Saints 1 AGATHA; 2 AMBROSE; 3 ANDREW; 4 ANTHONY;

5 APOLLONIA; 6 AUGUSTINE; 7 BARTHOLOMEW; 8 BARBARA;

9 BENEDICT; 10 BONIFACE; 11 CATHERINE; 12 CECILIA;

13 CHRISTOPHER; 14 FRANCIS ASSISI; 15 GEORGE; 16 HUBERT;

17 JAMES THE GREATER; 18 JAMES THE LESS; 19 JEROME; 20 JOHN;

21 JOHN THE BAPTIST; 22 JOSEPH; 23 JUDE; 24 LAURENCE; 25 LUCY; 26 LUKE; 27 MARK; 28 MARY MAGDALENE; 29 MATTHEW;

30 MATTHIAS; 31 MICHAEL;  32 NICHOLAS; 33 PATRICK; 34 PAUL; 35 PETER; 36 SIMON; 37 STEPHEN; 38 SWITHIN; 39 THOMAS;

40 URSALA

Symbols A-ANCHOR; B-ARROWS; C-AXE; D-BELL; E-BEEHIVE;

F-BOOKS; G-BUILDERS SQUARE; H-CHILD ON SHOULDER;

I-CHURCH IN HAND; J-CLUB; K-DRAGON; L-GRATE; M-HAIR;

N-KEYS; O-KNIFE; P-LAMB; Q-LAMP; R-LANCE; S-LILY;

T-MONEYBAGS; U-ORGAN; V-POISONED CHALICE; W-RAIN;

X-RAVEN; Y-SAW; Z-SHAMROCK;  Aa-SHEARS; Ab- SHELL; Ac-SKULL; Ad-STAG; Ae-STONES; Af-SWORD; Ag-SWORD AND SCALES;

Ah-TOOTH; Ai-TOWER; Aj-TRANSVERSE CROSS; Ak-TREE;

Al-WHEEL; Am-WINGED LION;  An-WINGED OX

 

                   

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B A T C I D E N E B R N C L J M M A O X W M R I S

H U R E S P S A S O R H H O I A O R G A N A I A K

H G E R T X W A H E R K S O R E U N H A B T A M U

T U W A E R X C M I L E F Y J R P P E E T T H B L

R S O U P M N O S O P A M L E O R A L Y O H W R L

A T T Q H A S T D H H A C D I E F L J O B I A O A

N I V S E P O S S E G T L S T R K C O R M A H S U

S N K S N P S I E D G U O E D K L E E H W S G E R

V E C R H J M M A L O N P A I N O L L O P A A S E

E U I E O O A L A H E Y I M U I A E M W R R X B N

R R R D N R E M S D T H R W J F P D G E O R G E C

S S T L K N B N C N S H T B A E A R R M R O A E E

E A A I E W O H O E I M N S M J U A L O Y W N H Y

C L P U Y D A I C G T D S H E L L G U L W S T I L

R A A B L L L A M P P R N M S M E O C O B S H V I

O V S I I D F O S N A A A A T R A N Y H K M O E L

S B H C E I C L U B B X A V H A O J I T L A N C E

S C E G N A I L I C E C L A E N E M O R E J Y G H

N A N O S T O N E S H B E N G N I L K A E S C U T

S I B A R B A R A L T O A D R K K H K B R H B V O

W N I C H O L A S U N O H R E A B I C A T E T S O

N I H T I W S T C K H K C E A J U D E R R S Y A T

G R A T E G A T S E O S I W T Q V H E T U E A P C

Z A T R A I N R R S J X M D E V S E Q Y K H O W F

F R A N C I S A S S I S I D R M A T T H E W C C I

 

Answer

You should have the following – The hidden message was Bloxwich Parish three churches consisting of All Saints St Thomas and Holy Ascension serving God in the diocese of Lichfield. And the saints are:  

 

Agatha-Shears; Ambrose-Beehive; Andrew-Transverse Cross;

Anthony-Bell; Apollonia-Tooth; Augustine-Books;

Barbara-Tower; Bartholomew –Knife; Benedict-Raven; Boniface-Tree; Catherine-Wheel; Cecilia-Organ;

Christopher-Child on Shoulder; George-Dragon;

Hubert-Stag; James the Greater-Shell; James the Less-Club;

Jerome-Church in Hand; John-Poisoned Chalice;

John the Baptist-Lamb; Joseph-Lily; Jude-Lance; Laurence-Grate; Lucy-Lamp; Luke-Winged Ox; Mark–Winged Lion;

Mary Magdalene-Hair; Matthew-Money Bags; Matthias-Axe; Michael-Sword and Scales; Nicholas-Anchor;

Patrick-Shamrock; Paul-Sword; Peter-Keys; Simon-Saw; Stephen-Stones; Swithin-Rain; Thomas-Builders Square;

Ursula-Arrows; Francis Assisi-Skull

 

 

Saints and their Symbols

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