Flag Flying

On behalf of the Richmond Team Ministry appropriate flags are flown from the flagpole atop the 15th century tower of St Mary Magdalene. These include the flag of St George, with the arms of the Diocese of Southwark in the first quarter, on Christian festivals. The Union flag is flown on important national days, a reminder that the Church of England exists to serve the whole community. Some other national communities living in Richmond have donated their own national flags to be flown on their national days. A monthly flying list is posted on the notice board in the West porch of the church – the current list is reproduced below. Appropriate flags can be flown at weddings and funerals by prior arrangement.

WHY IS THE FLAG FLYING?
Date Commemoration Flag
Monday, 1 January Feast of the Naming and Circumcision of Jesus St George’s Cross with Southwark Diocesan arms in the canton dexter
Sunday, 7 January Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord Ditto
Tuesday, 9 January 36th Birthday Anniversary of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge Union
Thursday, 25 January Feast of the Conversion of St Paul St George’s Cross with Southwark Diocesan arms in the canton dexter
Friday, 26 January Richmond’s Australian community on Australia Day Australia*
Sunday, 28 January Candlemas – Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple St George’s Cross with Southwark Diocesan arms in the canton dexter

*Donated by Richmond’s Australian community