The shield of the Progressive Episcopal Church is a white shield with a red cross and a blue compass of eight points.
The white shield with a red cross is historically associated with Saint George and England. The Progressive Episcopal Church adopted the Saint George's Cross and shield as a reminder of the Ancient Heritage of the Anglican expression of the Christian faith tradition.
The blue compass of eight points is a reference to the Eight Progressive Principles of the Progressive Episcopal Church. The Eight Principles are inspired by the 8 Points of Progressive Christianity as articulated by the Center for Progressive Christianity. The use of a blue compass pointing in the four cardinal and four intercardinal points of a directional compass is a testament to the universality of the Good News of Love and a reminder of the continuous progress required of the Christian faith tradition in order to be adaptable and relevant to the contemporary realities of the Human experience in each generation.