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
Tuesday, 1 May Feast of St Philip and St James St George’s Cross with Southwark Diocesan arms in the canton dexter
Thursday, 3 May Richmond’s Polish community on Polish Constitution Day Poland*
Thursday, 10 May Ascension Day St George’s Cross with Southwark Diocesan arms in the canton dexter
Saturday, 12 May Richmond May Fair

Visit by the Mayor of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (LBRuT)

Ditto

LBRuT Amorial Banner

Sunday, 13 May 300th Anniversary of the then Prince of Wales (later King George II) becoming a member of St Mary Magdalene congregation Wales
Sunday, 20 May Day of Pentecost St George’s Cross with Southwark Diocesan arms in the canton dexter 
Sunday, 27 May Trinity Sunday Ditto

*donated by the Polish Embassy