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On Sunday 16 January, David Cobbett and his family were able to have their new Coat of Arms blessed during the service by Revd. Canon Tony Sparham .

David said they had to humbly petition for this and they were joined by an official  from the department responsible. He was:

Dr Joseph J Morrow  CBE, QC, FRSE

Rt Hon Lord Lyon King of Arms

The Court of the Lord Lyon

from HM New Register House, Edinburgh.


Tony said,

Blessed are you Lord God of all creation: through your goodness we are made in your image, to live and grow as members of families. We thank you for our families and their histories: especially today for the Cobbett family.

Bless this Coat of Arms and the whole Cobbett family  -  David, Beatrix, his late wife, Geoffrey, Alistair and family in Yorkshire, Matthew and family in Australia. May it be a reminder of their heritage and that. through their human history, they have shared in your history of divine love. Grant them the sure hope that they nad every Christian family will come to your havenly home and share in your banquet prepared for all.












Dr Morrow later wrote to Tony thanking everyone for the welcome he receievd at St John's.














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