Before Mass for the Feast of All Saints, Bishop Mead blessed a new mitre he recently commissioned,

incorporating his episcopal coat of arms embroidered front and back, and at the end of each lappet. The embroidery was kindly provided by the Knights Templars Albion and the mitre was created by the talented Proprietor of in the USA.

Wearing the mitre for the first time during the Mass, Bishop Mead explained that his Arms depicted both the image from the Diocesan Seal of the Blessed Virgin Mary (which is Our Lady of Walsingham standing and holding the Christ Child rather than sitting in her usual pose) and the Crest from his Family Arms of a Pelican in Her Piety – an ancient symbol for the Sacrifice of Christ.