The imagery and typography should reflect a church with an eye toward the future, but also maintain a historical connection with the Venerable Bede, the church’s name saint. When St. Bede’s constructed its new nave during the 1990s, the focal point above the altar is a modern interpretation of the cross. The sculpture is inscribed the words known as Bede's Prayer.
Christ is the morning star
who when the night of this world is past
brings to his saints the promise of the light of life
and opens everlasting day
It seemed appropriate to base the new logo on this cross. At the suggestion of Father Vaughn, each segment uses a different color which expresses in an abstract way the various aspects of nature present in the church’s landscape:
Different versions of the logo were created for use in a variety of ways.