The 12 Parishes of Jersey – Maxim Cards.
The Channel Islands of Jersey is divided into twelve administrative districts or Parishes. All Parishes have a coastline and share a name with ancient Parish churches. Jersey issued a set of 13 Stamps on Parishes of Jersey on 29 Jan 1976. Maxim Cards are listed.
St Brelade – It has Population of 10,568 (2011 Census) and second largest Parish by surface area. Legend has it that St Brelade prayed for land whilst searching for islands of Blest. An Island arose from the sea on which he celebrated Easter. As he departed so did the island. It was an enormous fish sent in his answer to prayers. The fish is the crest on Coat of arms. The 7p stamp features Parish of St Brelade.
Parish of St Mary – It has Population of 1,752 (2011 Census). The lily of the Annunciation of “Fleur de Lys” has always been regarded as the special flower of the Virgin Mary. It forms the crest and Coat of Arm Parish of St Mary. The 5p stamp features Parish of St Mary
Parish of St Peter – It has a Population of 5,003 (2011 Census).The 11p stamp features Parish of St Peter. The crossed keys of Heaven and Hell have always been the symbols of St Peter. The Parish church was dedicated to St Pierre dans le Desert, recognised by Gold border to the Crossed Keys. Crossed keys is the crest and Coat of Arms of the Parish.