The designer of this cope describes its inspiration as follows:
The Bishop's cope is made up of two panels which tell the story of his spiritual journey, from his beginnings as a teenager when he discovered God - you can see him as a youngster carrying a cross. Then I've reflected him living and working in London in some quite deprived areas, where he discovered lots of different nationalities and cultures. He moved on to Bath and Wells Diocese, which I think he perceived as very "rural England", but he's since discovered a range of cultures and faiths there as well. So there's a Muslim woman in a Niqab and a Sikh man in a turban.